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Report July 6, 2018

I am happy to report that on the 4th of July the PMD’s and caddis that seemed to be in hibernation woke up and treated us to the kind of hatches we have been anticipating. With the arrival of these...

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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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Report June 30, 2018

Last evening as I was driving over the Osborne Bridge on my way to the late Jim Dean’s celebration of life gathering at the Ranch Hand’s Cabin in Harriman State Park I noticed a great number...

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Report June 23, 2018

It has been quite a few years since we have had such a wet month of June. The unusually cool and rainy weather has affected fish and fishermen. Both have had to deal with rapidly changing weather...

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Report June 18, 2018

Yesterday was the opening of the fishing season on the Railroad Ranch section of the Henry’s Fork. This is a much anticipated event in the lives of many fly fishermen both near and far. On...

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Report June 10, 2018

Around this time of year for the past 40 years I drive into Yellowstone National Park and fish the Firehole River. The Firehole opens to fishing on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and a lot...

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Report June 4, 2018

We have started to see adult salmon flies emerging in the Box Canyon and below and above the Coffee Pot Canyon. The hatch in both sections should be in full swing over the next couple of days. ...

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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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Report May 25, 2018

Fishing Report: Chasing the Salmonflies I am sitting at the bar at Trouthunter watching the water race by outside. The river is bank full due to yesterday’s water releases from the Island Park Dam...

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Report May 14, 2018

Fishing Report May 11, 2018The osprey are back and on their nests, the antelope are out on the Flat Ranch meadows and the curlews have joined them; the bears are coming out of their dens and...