Posts Author: René Harrop

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A Hopeful Look Forward

Over what has become a fairly long life, I have come to understand that it is hope more than anything that allows us to weather difficult times.  In the Rocky Mountain west, 2016...

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A Long Fall

That November is generally a winter month on the Henry’s Fork is supported by the fact that our annual move from Island Park to St. Anthony will always take place before the arrival of the...

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An Amazing Month

In a place where the four seasons are probably as distinct as anywhere on the planet, October in Island Park was amazing. In the fly fishing business it is the last month of full operation...

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A Welcome Change

To see the Last Chance area again bustling with excited fishermen is a sight that has been all but missing during much of the past three months. The low, clear, flows of the Henry’s Fork are...

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A Change of Seasons

In late August, there is a distinct message when three consecutive mornings are greeted by frost. Naturally there is no point in heading to the water until the temperature lifts to well above...

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Reputation

I entered the business of fly fishing in 1968 at age 23. It was at that point that my livelihood became tethered to a single river and its ability to attract visitors. And in 2016 that has not...

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Surviving the Invasion

Individually, the events that occur during the final two weeks of June have the ability to establish a sizable swelling in the number of people fishing the Henry’s Fork. Collectively however...

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An Expanding Menu

There was a time when Memorial Day weekend was symbolic of the beginning of fishing season. With minor exception, however, fly fishing opportunity on the Henry’s Fork and many other nearby waters...

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Back to the Mountain

In the high country, May signifies the true arrival of spring. With Mother’s Day weekend as the annual target date for moving back to our cabin in Last Chance, I am scrambling to wrap up loose...

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Adjustment

Thus far in 2016, fishing seems to be mostly about adjustment. In contrast to last year at this time when all things pertaining to weather, water, and hatches seemed to be in perfect...