Posts Category: TANGLES - GUIDES BLOG

7 comments

The 2016 Season on the Harriman Ranch

From 2012 through 2015, it was fun to write my annual report on Ranch fishing.  This year it is difficult.  My clients and I invested more than 400 hours on the water between 15 June...

4 comments

Hunting Unicorns

Over the course of the last nine seasons guiding trips for TroutHunter, I’ve come to realize that there are several types of anglers whom I regularly encounter.  The first is the...

1 comment

Checking in

Any chance I get to get out on the river with one of the guys I try to take advantage of. Pat and I both have a wife and two children at home, and a very busy guide season. So for us to get...

1 comment

The 2015 Season on the Harriman Ranch

General Comments 2015 provided the eighth straight year of good fishing on the Ranch; however, there were more periods of tough fishing than in any summer since 2007.  I invested 485 hours...

2 comments

Recap: 2013 Season on the Harriman Ranch

THE 2013 SEASON ON THE HARRIMAN RANCH by John McDaniel It was an interesting year.  In summary, we had our fifth consecutive year of excellent Ranch fishing.  My detailed journal...

0 comments

Sgamma Montana

Opening weekend in Montana is always the 3rd Saturday in May, usually a time of high and muddy water throughout the region. The family and I were opening up the cabin on Henrys Lake and getting...

0 comments

The Thrill of the Chase

In 1994 I took my first trip to the greater Yellowstone area. I travelled with a close friend who is infamously known in many circles as ‘Cheeseburger Paul.’ I met Paul when I was 15...

3 comments

Pat's Streamers

TroutHunter is happy to announce that our very own Guide Pat Gaffney is offering up some of his flies for purchase. Pat is both a well-rounded guide and angler. Check it out and you won't be...

1 comment

Shock Therapy

For years, the lower Henry’s Fork has flown under the radar, taking a bit of a back seat to the more famous Harriman State Park section of river in Island Park. Walk into a fly shop where I’m...

0 comments

Call from the Hall

As a sports fan, March is arguably the best time of year. It’s hard to beat the intensity and excitement of a buzzer-beater in NCAA Basketball’s March Madness Tournament, but there is also...