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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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Spring Thaw

Fishing around the area over the past couple of weeks could be described as marginal at best. The reason is due to river/water and weather conditions. We have been in the middle of low to...

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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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Report March 19, 2019

Spring 2019The official first day of Spring is still a couple of days away, and it cannot come soon enough. We have just experienced one of the most severe February’s on record. I have heard it...

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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...

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The 2018 Season on the Harriman Ranch

Fishing in 2018 was better than in 2017. Between 15 June and 14 September, my clients and I landed 106 rainbows of seventeen inches or longer. The figure is almost twice the number we landed in 2017...

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Optimism

Like most others in the civilized world, I am not immune to the climate of negativity that clouds the general outlook. As a fly fisher, however, I am grateful to be entering a new year with a...

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End Days

In any year, the days of November hold special meaning to a Rocky Mountain fly fisherman. From mid-month on, each day on the water is treated as though it is the last, because it could be. I...

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The Quiet Season

In a place where activity is dictated more by weather than the calendar, it was not extreme cold that brought the busy fishing season in Henry’s Fork country to a close. It was the absence of...