Posts Author: René Harrop

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Salmon Flies and High Water

There was never a question that we would see high water on the Henry’s fork in twenty eighteen, it was just a matter of when.Despite substantially higher winter release of water, Island Park...

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Optimism on the Henry's Fork

On the Henry’s Fork, I know few who would challenge May as the most anticipated month of the year.With a long winter safely behind and a new season freshly at hand, a sense of excitement and...

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Storm over Harriman

With the Idaho Legislature now adjourned for the year, we who care for the Henry’s Fork and the Harriman Ranch in particular can finally breathe a sigh of relief.House Bill 496 which carried a...

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Resisting Despair

Whether expressed vocally or in writing, John McDaniel’s words always carry weight with me. His report of the 2017 season on the Harriman Ranch (February 15, 2018 under Tangles-Guide’s Blog)...

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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...