Posts Author: René Harrop

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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)...

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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...