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Montana Anglers Respond to 5 Weather Proverbs

Montana Fly Fishing Guides Todd Scott

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…

  1. 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.”
  2. Saying: “Ants are busy, gnats bite, crickets sing louder than usual… just before the rain.”
    Response: “Sounds like fishing Slough Creek to me.”
  3. 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…
  4. 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!”
  5. 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.”

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