Posts Author: René Harrop

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2021 in Retrospect

As in any other year, the Henry’s Fork fishing community experienced highs and lows in 2021. Continuing a recent trend, winter release from Island Park Dam provided the vital streamflow required to...

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Late Fall Diversity

The short hours of daylight in a rapidly shrinking season can present a challenge for one seeking to squeeze in as many days of fishing as possible before winter puts an end to it all. Even the...

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A Time of Choices

When options for fishing opportunity become the topic of interest, October could easily rank near the top for planning time on the water in Henry’s Fork country.With no seasonal closure as an...

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A Taste of Fall

With daylight hours shrinking noticeably and the shoulder temperatures of each day matching similar decline, you can sense the change.Fall comes early in the high country and the signs of its...

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The Longest Summer

With a hard frost virtually certain in every month of the year and a vagrant snow storm equally likely, summer at high elevation in Henry’s Fork country is known to be pathetically short. With that...

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Hot Days and High Water

For good reason, June is the month chosen by many fly fishers for a visit to the Henry’s Fork. Consistently would describe the primary elements that June typically brings to the fortunes of...

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Water, Weather, and Wellness

In a year when mountain snowpack has failed to reach ideal level, concern for our fisheries has been the understandable response in the Henry’s Fork community. With the expectation of...

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Awakening

While the pronouncement has not always been supported by representative weather, spring has arrived on the Henry’s Fork. Perhaps the most notable seasonal indicator is a sizable increase in...

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Finding Spring

As can happen in Henry’s Fork country, the vernal equinox arrived with a winter storm that served as a reminder that nature is fully in charge of seasonal affairs. Though it began as heavy rain on...

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Breakout

For much of Idaho and other states in the Rocky Mountain west, March represents the connection point for spring. At lower elevation, folks are often anticipating the opening of golf courses and...