THE ARTIST. Lure making and fly tying is half art and half science, we share our thoughts on that and go around the horn in today’s Three Things talking sprinting and sunshine
Featured Photo: A sunnie falls for a beadhead pheasant prince. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Fri 6/8 – Cloudy to start. Hi 82, Lo 60, Wind S@9.
Tomorrow: Sat 6/9 – Warm and sunny. Hi 85, Lo 62, Wind SE@7.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Sunrise: 5:50AM Sunset: 9:35PM
Moonrise: 3:13AM Moonset 3:29PM
Overhead: 9:16AM Underfoot: 9:39PM
Moon Phase: Waning Crescent (31% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00 – 10:00PM. Sunset with moon underfoot will bring the bite in today’s late Edge Hour.
BROWN & BUGGY. Here’s the idea, especially for bluegills for those just starting out at the fly vise. They’re going to eat everything you throw at them if it just looks a little like an insect. So save your ‘B’ flies in a small box and use them on some lazy day. As long as it’s a quarter-inch and buglike in appearance, you’ll hook into some action on the fly rod!
TRAILS & TRIBULATIONS. If you’re looking for a challenge in your Friday night, check out the Coulee Trail Run up in Washburn. The outdoor course runs four miles through sloughs, grasslands and hills around the edge of the city with challenges for runners of all skill levels.
SLOWING & STOPPING. As we make our way toward the Summer Solstice on June 21, you’ll note that sunrise and sunset now just slowly add time, as opposed to the two-to-three minutes we tacked on through March and April. By the time the start of the season arrives, we’ll be at almost 17 hours of daylight and then start giving some back.