Posts Category: HARROP'S FORKED TONGUES

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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...

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Life on the Lower Fork

Although it bears only one name, the Henry’s Fork could be several different rivers over the first fifty miles of its length. This applies especially to the distinctive fisheries that exist...

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A Cautious Look Forward

In some years, weather conditions in late winter and early spring will allow our local waters to reveal tangible information that will support a degree of confidence in predictions pertaining to...

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A Big Winter

It is no secret that the upper Snake River plain is not immune to serious winter. In a typical year, the lower Henry’s Fork will experience at least three months when fishing opportunity is...

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A Winter Stop at TroutHunter

It is a different world in Island Park when the snows of deep winter pile high along the Henry’s Fork and human attention mostly shifts away from trout fishing. With highway traffic only a fraction...