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Blog– 2015

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.

Looking Back on 2015

Dec 10, 2015 | Chris Lawson
Looking Back on 2015

We at Henry’s Fork Anglers typically have our busy season between May and October of each year. During these months a lot of things happen. I guess it would be similar to a farmer making things count while the sun is shining. After October I try…

Good News for the Yellowstone

Dec 8, 2015 | Mike Lawson

When we started our business in 1976 the cutthroat trout fishery in the Yellowstone River downstream from Yellowstone Lake was phenomenal. While there is no “sure thing” in fly fishing, a trip to the Yellowstone River on the traditional July 15th…

Lasting Relationships

Nov 12, 2015 | Mike Lawson

In early October I spent a couple of days fishing with A J Campbell, Tim Stamm and my brother Rick. All of them guided for Henry’s Fork Anglers in the late 1970s and early 80s. Rick is now a CPA in Pocatello, Idaho; A J is a surgeon in Columbus,…

Reflections on the Ranch

Sep 7, 2015 | Mike Lawson
Reflections on the Ranch

Owners of the Oregon Short Line Railroad purchased the original Thurmon ranch/homestead in 1898. The official title of the property became the Island Park Land and Cattle Company. Because of the affiliation with the railroad, the ranch was nicknamed…

A Balancing Act

Aug 4, 2015 | Mike Lawson
A Balancing Act

Moving into August is a good time to reflect on the season and look ahead to what we might expect moving forward. I must be honest, at the end of April I was very apprehensive about the upcoming season. I was anything but optimistic. Our snowpack had…

Get Ready for the Big Flush

Jul 17, 2015 | Mike Lawson
Get Ready for the Big Flush

Near record heat in late June and early July really got the aquatic vegetation (macrophytes) growing in the Ranch. The hot weather also increased irrigation demand. Flows from Island Park Dam increased from around 1000 cfs when the Ranch opened on…

Mayflies Caddisflies Spring 2015

Apr 16, 2015 | Mike Lawson

April reminds me a little bit of October. There are so many great spots to fish you want to be everywhere at once. That’s like October. What’s different is that in October most of the good…

Why Henry’s Fork Anglers?

Mar 24, 2015 | Mike Lawson

We incorporated in November of 1976. From there Henry’s Fork Anglers built on a storied legacy as the premier fly fishing service in the region. Since that time a number of other good fly fishing…

Missing the Boat

Mar 5, 2015 | Mike Lawson

“When is the best time to fish the Henry’s Fork?” This question ranks at the top of all of the questions I’ve fielded in the nearly 40 years I’ve been in the fly fishing business. This question,...