These three "F's" are my favorite things in the month of December... Family, Friends, and Fishing!! There...I squelched out the fun of guessing what the other two were! So, when I think about the month ahead and all that goes on during this busy month, it is flabbergasting! The parties, the trips to relatives houses, the relatives visiting you, shopping for Christmas presents, cooking and more cooking...etc. etc. etc.. So, how do you get fishing in? EARLY in the month!!! I remember a fun trip to one of my favorite places...The Madison River, in the great state of Montana. I have now been up there a few times since the wintry trip that I'm so fond of. I must admit, there was something special about sharing a snowy river with a great group of friends. Now, it doesn't look like the cold is bothering us, does it?