Posts Author: René Harrop

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The TroutHunter in Winter

The drive from St. Anthony to Island Park is one I have made countless times. Through most of the year it is a routine trip that is covered in well under an hour, but in winter it can become...

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What I Didn’t See In 2017

For the most part, January on the Henry’s Fork is a time of contemplation for we who do not leave. Frigid temperatures and deepening snow can keep a fly fisherman indoors for extensive periods when...

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Remembering a Gentleman

To my knowledge, he never lived in Idaho but Jim Dean was as much a part of the Henry’s Fork fishing community as nearly any resident.For several decades this unique man from North Carolina was...

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Remnants

Rather than choices, it is shrinking daylight hours and weather that limit outdoor activity as another season comes to a close.A sunset that travels noticeably south along Thurman Ridge lengthens the...

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The Final Month

While we are barely at its doorstep, it seems as though October arrived more than two weeks ago. In fact, there were days when cold wind and heavy snow gave the impression that the tenth month...

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A Bridge Between Seasons

Although signs of change usually begin to appear by mid-August, September marks the transition of summer into fall in the high country.  While the days become noticeably shorter and the...

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A Better Time for the Henry’s Fork

Thus far, the summer of 2017 has found the Henry’s Fork fishing community in better spirits than has been observed in recent memory.   Through four consecutive years late June...

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Chasing the Green

When it comes to working harder for fish, I am no different than anyone else on the Henry’s Fork in 2017.   With reduced trout populations combining with weaker hatches than usual, I...

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The Month of Hatches

As a fly fisherman living on the Henry’s Fork, June is the month I look forward to the most.  Known most notably for its hatches, the river reaches its peak with respect to dry fly...

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Positives

Anyone who fished the caldera section of the Henry’s Fork from late June through August of last year was exposed to considerable disruption in terms of water level and clarity. With...