Posts Author: René Harrop

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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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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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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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A Guide Day

It is an exciting day that begins early at the TroutHunter fly shop. Normally, I am there as just another fisherman who, either alone or with my family or friends, would be fishing independently....

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Summer

In the high country of the Henry’s Fork, it matters little that weather does not conform to the typical expectation of the season known as summer. Occasional morning frost well into June...

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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)...