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Report 5/15/15

THEY’RE HERE!!! The most colossal of all stoneflies, pteronarcys, have begun their yearly migration to take flight. If there’s one hatch that produces copious amounts of high energy fly...

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May

At tall elevation, the arrival of May marks the true end of winter, even in years like 2014 when Bonnie and I moved back to Island Park in a whiteout blizzard as heavy as any I have ever...

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Report 5/2/15

"When you are on the river, ocean or in the woods, you are the closest to the truth you'll ever get"  - Jack Leonard This continuation of rather pleasant weather has kept the fishing...

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2014 Ranch Recap

2014 Ranch Recap by John McDaniel    General Comments   During 2014, I fished and guided on the Ranch from 15 June until 15 September.  I invested 584 hours on the water...

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Report 4/9/15

"In winter, I plot and plan. In Spring, I move.” – Henry Rollins There’s a lot of movin’ and shakin’ going on up here in Island Park these days. The extremely mild winter of 14-15 is all...

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The Road to Last Chance

It is only during the last four years that a winter drive to Last Chance from St. Anthony was not usually prompted by a business matter or a quick in and out visit with the TroutHunter guys....

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Tread Lightly

"Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Love is astir in the waters of the Henry’s Fork. Love of a more primitive nature that is. Yes indeed...

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Signs

At a mile or so above sea level in the northern hemisphere, winter’s journey to the season of renewal is marked by pitiful increments of advancement in temperature and daylight hours. It is not...

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Report 2/4/15

It’s a winter wonderland up here in Henry’s Fork country. What better place to spend a day fly fishing for trout? The river isn’t crowded, the trout are hungry and hooking big wild...

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2014: A Strange Year

In a winter rescued by late snow in March and April, flows on the Henry’s Fork met survival needs for trout and insects. And while short of the ideal levels of recent years, water managers...