ON WATCH. We’re watching the weather and legislation as we tie up some more lures on a blustery January day. We talk about those topics and more in today’s Three Things.
Featured Photo: Box of Fun. Blades, beads, bodies and hooks are set for an epic afternoon of lure making. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 1/20 – Cold – Hi 7, Lo 4, Wind SE@14, G20
Tomorrow: Thu 1/21 – Early Snow – Hi 17, Lo 4, Wind E@9, 2” Snow.
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
1:37PM 3:19AM 8:58PM 8:32AM
Moon Phase: Full at 11:16PM
EDGE HOUR: 1:00-2:00PM. Moonrise and the warmest temps of the day will help with the bite in today’s Edge Hour.
THAT HAPPENED. Senate Bill 2315 was introduced on Friday and is set for a speedy hearing by NEXT FRIDAY (which is an unusual attempt to blow it past sportsmen), and if passed into law would make all lands automatically posted in North Dakota, essentially removing public access to more than a million acres for hunters. Tell the members of the committee and your senators TO VOTE NO on this bill.
CLOUDED. Tonight’s Super Wolf Blood Moon will be tough to see through the blanket of clouds that will cover much of the state. Those along the Red River may have a sliver of clear skies to catch the red-tinged lunar event.
BOBBINS. The wire arms on a bobbin can be pushed together to tighten resistance on a spool of thread, or pulled apart to lessen the pressure. If your thread keeps breaking while putting together a fly or jig or other lure, try loosening the bobbin’s grip a bit.