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A Slow Awakening

There is nothing unusual in the gradual building of human activity along Last Chance Run on the Henry’s Fork when winter finally nears an end at nearly seven thousand feet elevation. It is normally...

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A Letter from the Spoon

Rick reports from the Spoon where he is sheltering in place:I want to take a moment to thank those individuals who are potentially risking their own health in order to make ours safer and more...

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The Road Ahead

Though not without lingering snow and chilling temperatures at times, the long journey to spring through another Henry’s Fork winter has reached an end. This proclamation is based upon the signs of...

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

While far from bearing significant characteristics of real spring, the arrival of March brings a sense or release from the suppression of deep winter on the Henry’s Fork. With daylight...

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The 2019 Season on the Harriman Ranch

The 2019 season provided periods of excellent fishing. My clients and I landed 149 good rainbows in 513 hours on the water. (From this point forward each time I address a “rainbow” or a...

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After the Storm

In winter, nearly any visit to the place I call home for six months of the year carries a sense of excitement, but the last drive to Island Park was more of an adventure than I had planned for. ...

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The Henry's Fork 2019

In the season of gifting it is once again nature’s bequest of water that brings another year to a close on the Henry’s Fork.As in the previous year, 2020 has arrived with the comforting knowledge...

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Enter Winter

Knowing that the most consistently pleasant weather of the current fall could not continue much longer, the blast of snow during Thanksgiving week came as no surprise. The month-long respite from the...

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A Gift in Disguise

Even hardened residents of Island Park will admit to a much colder fall season than is common in the high country.With physical comfort as the main casualty, snow, cold, and wind became persistent...

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The Flavors of Fall

Like a fine meal, the flavors of fall in the high country are spread on a striking visual setting where the primary entrée is fly fishing but the tasty choices are multiple. It is now many years...