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Back to the Mountain

In the high country, May signifies the true arrival of spring. With Mother’s Day weekend as the annual target date for moving back to our cabin in Last Chance, I am scrambling to wrap up loose...

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Hunting Unicorns

Over the course of the last nine seasons guiding trips for TroutHunter, I’ve come to realize that there are several types of anglers whom I regularly encounter.  The first is the...

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Checking in

Any chance I get to get out on the river with one of the guys I try to take advantage of. Pat and I both have a wife and two children at home, and a very busy guide season. So for us to get...

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Adjustment

Thus far in 2016, fishing seems to be mostly about adjustment. In contrast to last year at this time when all things pertaining to weather, water, and hatches seemed to be in perfect...

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March on the Lower Fork

If you ask Bonnie, entering March with more than a foot of snow remaining on the valley floor is not necessarily a bad thing. With many of last year’s indoor chores left unfinished due to a...

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A Winter Visit to TroutHunter

One of the most enjoyable aspects of living half the year in Island Park is the time spent with special friends at TroutHunter. From May through October, few days pass without a stop at this...

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The 2015 Season on the Harriman Ranch

General Comments 2015 provided the eighth straight year of good fishing on the Ranch; however, there were more periods of tough fishing than in any summer since 2007.  I invested 485 hours...

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New Snow and New Water For a New Year

Words by René Harrop. Photos by Bonnie Harrop. In the rugged Northern Rockies, you learn that while change may be subtle, no two years are ever the same. In many respects, I am resistant...

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Reflection

Words by René Harrop. Photos by Bonnie Harrop. The abundance of conditions favorable to winter sports has a profound impact on the culture of the Henry’s Fork community. Deep snow...

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The Gospel According to Whitefish Eddie

  The Gospel According to Whitefish Eddie: The Henry’s Fork’s most literally colorful character has a method to his presumed madness. By Jim Dean   You can spot Eddie Dunn...