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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...

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For Love of a River

As a younger man, the thought of more than a few days away from fishing could bring on a state of self-pity based on deprival. This would invariably happen in December when seasonal closings or...

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Bottom of the Arc

Shortly before leaving for St. Anthony and the lower Henry’s Fork where Bonnie and I spend half the year, I chatted with Rich and Jon over coffee at TroutHunter. It was a cold morning in late...

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2014 Late Summer / Early Fall Ranch Recap

In this report I address experiences I had guiding and fishing on the Ranch during the last week of August and the first two weeks of September.  Until the period between 27 August and 14...