Posts Author: René Harrop

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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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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...

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A Guide's Day Off

It seems to arrive each year at about this time when four of the busy six- month guiding season now lie behind. Sun weathered and somewhat gaunt, the guides of TroutHunter wear a hollow-eyed...

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Seasonal Adjustment

Like the multicolored flowers that once adorned the expansive meadows of Harriman, the fat of the fishing season has become just a memory. The long days of early June and well into July bring with...

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The Vagaries of Mountain Weather

In Island Park, Idaho, there is little uncommon about morning frost and snow on the Henry’s Fork, unless it occurs on June twenty first. This was the weather that greeted the first day of summer...

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Waiting for Salmon Flies

On a river largely defined by its diverse population of aquatic insects, the giant Salmon Fly hatch ranks near or at the top of the most anticipated events on the Henry’s Fork.It is widely known...