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Blog– 2012

Our adventures in the Henry’s Fork area lead us to many new discoveries. We share these tips here so that you can benefit from things we find out when we’re out fishing.

Article by HFA Guide in HFF Newsletter

Dec 20, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Check out this well written article by our very own John Hudgens in the latest edition of the Henry's Fork Foundation newsletter.

Backcast: A look back at the 2012 season

Nov 21, 2012 | Mike Lawson

By Chris Lawon

It always surprises me when the snow starts to fall, and I realize that our fishing season has wrapped up. It seems like a whirlwind trying to look back over the summer months….

Fly Tying Demo with Mike Lawson

Nov 20, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Mark your calendar!

Come watch Mike Lawson do a fly tying demo at Jimmy's All Seasons Angler located in Idaho Falls on Saturday, December 15th from…

HFA Assistant Manager Departure

Nov 6, 2012 | Mike Lawson

At the end of December Jake Wells will be leaving his position as Assistant…

Winter Came Early

Nov 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Two of our former fishing guides, AJ Campbell and Tim Stamm, always come back to fish late in the season. Both guided for us in the early 1980's. AJ is now a surgeon in Columbus, OH and Tim is a…

5 Tips on Fishing the Henry’s Fork

Oct 15, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Even though Harriman State Park is open to anglers for only a few more weeks, one can never get enough words of wisdom from Mike Lawson on how to fish “The Ranch.”

Mike recently contributed the…

Mike Lawson’s New Book is Available

Aug 1, 2012 | Mike Lawson

According to the tracking number, the new book will arrive on Thursday, August 2. It is available on our online store and in the shop. Mike will be pleased to sign a copy or personalize the book to…

Coming Soon: NEW Henry’s Fork Book!

Jul 18, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson's new book is scheduled for release on July 19th. It should…

Midsummer on The Ranch

Jul 10, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Written by Mike Lawson

I normally don’t fish the Ranch much in June and the first…

The “Other” Stoneflies

Jul 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Written by Mike Lawson

The giant stonefly, Pteronarcys californica,…

10 Common Spring Creek Mistakes

Jun 28, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Most of what I've learned about fishing the Harriman Ranch was from the screw ups I've made. Click here for my latest blog on the Rio Products…

Henry’s Fork Day

Jun 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Mark your calendar on June 16th for the Henry’s Fork Foundation’s…

Ashton Reservoir Drawdown Complete!

May 23, 2012 | Mike Lawson

From the Henry’s Fork Foundation today…

Good news!

The Ashton Reservoir drawdown has been completed. PacifiCorp completed the drawdown to the 5130-foot level this morning. The reservoir will…

Salmonflies Make Debut on Henry’s Fork

May 16, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Mike Lawson was doing some reconnaissance on the lower Henry’s Fork this morning and look what he found at Vernon Bridge…

Plus, water still looks good despite the Ashtom Dam work!

Dam Delay

May 10, 2012 | Mike Lawson

We received this from the HFF today…

PacificCorp was slightly delayed starting the drawdown while they awaited approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. They got that approval…

Ashton Dam Construction

Apr 30, 2012 | Mike Lawson

PacifiCorp plans to begin the Ashton Reservoir drawdown on Wednesday, May 9th. The drawdown should be completed in 14 days. At that time Ashton Reservoir will be at the same low level it was last…

The Misguided War on Felt

Apr 19, 2012 | Mike Lawson

We are excited to report that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in cooperation with the Henry’s Fork Foundation plans to provide at least two wading boot cleaning…

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Apr 17, 2012 | Mike Lawson

By Chris Lawson

Each Spring I try to visualize what is going through a trout’s…

The Caddis are Coming

Apr 17, 2012 | Mike Lawson


Its caddis time on the Henry’s Fork! The American Grannom (Brachycentrus occidentalis) commonly called the…

East Idaho Fly Tying Expo

Apr 17, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Just a reminder that this upcoming weekend is the the 19th annual East Idaho Fly Tying Expo at the Shilo Inn in Idaho…

Leech Love!

Apr 16, 2012 | Mike Lawson

By Jake Wells

I know that we're all getting excited for dry fly action. And soon we're anticipating excellent hatches of Baetis & March Brown mayflies along with the “Mother's Day” caddis. But…

Dreaming of June & Gray Drakes

Mar 27, 2012 | Mike Lawson

With spring-like weather making its way to Idaho, we’re really starting to get “the itch” around here. And if you’ve ever been on the lower Henry’s Fork during the latter part of June,...

HFF Annual Boise Reception

Mar 22, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Support the Henry’s Fork Foundation by joining them for their annual Boise reception

Saturday,…

Coming Soon to a River Near You

Mar 16, 2012 | Mike Lawson

It won’t be long before the first Baeits mayflies of the season begin to emerge on the Henry’s Fork and surrounding…

Henry’s Fork Anglers Joins Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures!

Mar 14, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Henry’s Fork Anglers is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures!

Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures specializes in fly fishing vacation packages of…

Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Mar 6, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Keeping it “reel” even on the slopes!

2012 Fishing Outlook by Mike Lawson

Mar 1, 2012 | Mike Lawson

By Mike Lawson

From a starting point of March 1st, forecasting what the fishing…

Help HFA on The Web!

Feb 29, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Recently Henry’s Fork Anglers joined Yelp and TripAdvisor! Both these websites are online review sites that helps people find evaluations about places and services based on their personal…

A Day of Winter Fishing

Feb 18, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Last week Mike and I enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather for some fishing on the Henry’s Fork and Fall River. It had been awhile since Mike and I had fished together. Our interactions…

Proposition to Open Lower Henry’s Fork

Feb 13, 2012 | Mike Lawson

It has been brought to the table about opening the lower Henry's Fork to year round fishing downstream of Ora Bridge. The current fishing regulations have the river closed to fishing downstream of…

Fishing with Emergers

Feb 9, 2012 | Mike Lawson

Is this trout eating duns or emergers?

Spring Fishing on the Henry’s Fork

Feb 7, 2012 | Mike Lawson

A prolific caddis hatch fills the sky on the Henry’s Fork.

By HFA guide John Hudgens

It’s never too early to start thinking about going fishing! Late March through mid May is one of the…