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End Days

In any year, the days of November hold special meaning to a Rocky Mountain fly fisherman. From mid-month on, each day on the water is treated as though it is the last, because it could be. I...

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The Quiet Season

In a place where activity is dictated more by weather than the calendar, it was not extreme cold that brought the busy fishing season in Henry’s Fork country to a close. It was the absence of...

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Report October 31, 2018

After weeks of frustration on my home water, the “Ranch” section of the Henry’s Fork, I was finally able to rid myself of that black cloud that was hanging over me. It happened about ten...

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Report October 19, 2018

Twice over the past two weeks I have found myself driving over to the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park to prove to myself there are still fish in the rivers around the area and that I...

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Fall Discovered

Through most of my memory the conclusion of the busy fishing season was as sudden and final as closing time in the local saloons. For decades the Labor Day holiday marked the end of visitor dominance...

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Report September 28, 2018

On Friday Doug Winnicky, Trouthunter fly shop manager, and I headed over to Yellowstone National Park in search of some small stream Brook trout fishing. Over the past couple of years Doug has...

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Report September 14, 2018

Last post I reported that I left the area not in search of better fishing but cleaner air. This time I must confess that I abandoned the area in search of less demanding fishing. After a day of...

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The Hatches of August

It is not a stretch to call July the lost month for a significant portion of the Henry’s Fork. As in most years, the lower river fished as well as could be imagined with strong and reliable hatches...

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Report September 1, 2018

I want to apologize for the tardiness of this report. We have been experiencing unsettled weather over the past week to ten days. I did not want to post a report until we had several days of...

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Report August 21, 2018

I did not have to leave the Henry’s Fork to find good fishing this past week but my wife wanted to go camping so we packed up our Tab trailer and drove east to Wyoming. There we camped for a couple...