What’s the Simms bumper sticker – Today’s weather forecast? Who cares.
That’s pretty much how most Montana anglers feel – summer or winter. What are you going to do not fish? Here’s how we respond to all those old weather sayings…
- Saying: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”
Response #1: “Early morning – what for? They eat dries best in the afternoon.”
Response #2: “Red whatever, those big trout love brown, yellow and olive streamers in the morning & at night.”
- Saying: “Ants are busy, gnats bite, crickets sing louder than usual… just before the rain.”
Response: “Sounds like fishing Slough Creek to me.”
- Saying: “When sheep ascend hills and scatter, expect clear weather”
Response #1: “We’d expect a lonely sheepherder or a hungry wolf to scatter the flock.”
Response #2: Insert your favorite sheep joke here…
- Saying: “When the rooster goes crowing to bed, he will rise with rain on his head.”
Response: “If that rooster keeps crowing, he’s going to provide the hackle for my next few dozen flies!”
- Saying: “When geese walk east and fly west, expect cold weather.”
Response: “Seem like we should get the streamer rod ready for those big browns.”
Have a response to your favorite weather proverb? Make sure to comment.