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Seasonable Angler: Fishing Lessons on the Firehole

Tailgate wisdom: Choosing actions based upon the natural realities of partnership, interdependence, and impermanence.

Seasonable Angler: Fishing Lessons on the Firehole

(Rob Benigno art)

The Firehole River flows in the center of the Yellowstone geothermal zone, and as such is surrounded by the planet’s largest concentration of active geysers and hot springs. It is also an area of snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, wilderness, wildlife, and waterways that support an entire ecosystem that happily includes wild trout in abundance. The Madison River Valley is breathtakingly beautiful. Free-roaming herds of American bison wander among the trees and rest in the wildflower-covered meadows. Mountains rise in the middle distance, and...

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