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Blog– 2016

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.

Merry Christmas

Dec 20, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Merry Christmas

We still say Merry Christmas around these parts. At this joyous time of year we wish all of our valued friends and customers the best of the holiday season.

A Year Round Opportunity

Nov 9, 2016 | Mike Lawson
A Year Round Opportunity

​Henry’s Fork Anglers offers a year round opportunity with our retail store, guide service and our website and online store.

A Lot Has Changed in 40 Years in the Guiding Business

Nov 2, 2016 | Mike Lawson
A Lot Has Changed in 40 Years in the Guiding Business

40 years we formally incorporated Henry’s Fork Anglers, Inc. Construction of our building, procuring store fixtures, planning and ordering inventory, and marketing were daunting tasks since we knew little of how to run a business.

Season 2016 Exceeded Expectations

Oct 19, 2016 | Chris Lawson
Season 2016 Exceeded Expectations

​Trying to predict what fishing will be like a season 6 months beforehand is like trying to guess who will win the World Series in April. Fortunately all of the many great rivers, streams and lakes in the Henry’s Fork region really ups the odds.

Looking Back on 40 Years Part Three

Oct 3, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Looking Back on 40 Years Part Three

​It’s hard to summarize the changes I’ve seen in a short blog because of the vast amount of world class trout water in our operating area over the last 40 years but I’ve given it my best shot.

Looking Back on 40 Years Part Two

Sep 7, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Looking Back on 40 Years Part Two

The fishery has definitely changed over the past 40 years. This blog focuses on the Henry’s Fork. In Part 3 I’ll cover the other waters in our operating area. Overall I think the fishing is actually better today than 40 years ago in 1976.

Looking Back on 40 Years - Part One

Aug 23, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Looking Back on 40 Years - Part One

​40 years is a long time. When I started my blog I thought I could cover all of the pertinent information but after getting rolling, I realize it isn’t working. I’ve decided to split the blog. Look for part two in my next blog.

Yellowstone on the Rebound

Jul 19, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Yellowstone on the Rebound

​Opening day on the Yellowstone River in the park was busy but it was well worth the drive. The cutthroat trout are big, strong and healthy. It was a very memorable day.

Fumbling with Flavs

Jul 4, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Fumbling with Flavs

​As we move into mid-summer one of the most important mayfly hatches is the Flav. You can get to know this sweet little bug better when you check out this blog.

Opening Day 2016

Jun 14, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Opening Day 2016

​Opening day on the Ranch is one of the most festive occasions in all of fly fishing. There’s no place like it in the world!

The Teton Dam Catastrophe

Jun 5, 2016 | Mike Lawson
The Teton Dam Catastrophe

The Teton Dam collapsed 40 years ago on June 5, 1976.

The New Normal

May 21, 2016 | Mike Lawson
The New Normal

​Fishing has been great but things got a little crazy earlier this week.

Spring is Here!

Mar 19, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Spring is Here!

Back in the day when I was young there wasn’t a Saturday in February or March that I didn’t saddle up and go fishing, no matter what the weather. I never gave much thought to the weather other than to bundle up more if it was cold. I’ll admit,…

40 Years and Still Going Strong!

Feb 29, 2016 | Mike Lawson
40 Years and Still Going Strong!

We incorporated Henry’s Fork Anglers, Inc. as a subchapter S corporation in 1976. The original partners were Rene & Bonnie Harrop, Sheralee’s father Frank Rydalch and Sheralee and me. Frank also built the original building which was leased…

Streamers Down and Dirty

Feb 22, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Streamers Down and Dirty

While there are some decent fishing days in December and January, the weather often isn’t up to my liking. It’s likely one of the things that go hand in hand with getting old. I’ve spent plenty of days breaking ice out of my guides but for the…

Good Reasons For Optimism

Jan 18, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Good Reasons For Optimism

I spent most of last week out of town. We exhibited at the Western Idaho Fly Fishing Expo on Saturday and Sunday. From there I traveled to Spokane for a presentation to the Spokane Fly Fishers on Wednesday. In between Chris drove to Western Idaho with…

Happy New Year!!

Jan 1, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Happy New Year!!

From all of us at Henry’s Fork Anglers we wish you all the very best of 2016. May it be the best year yet! If it can be as good as 2015 we’ll be happy as our customers and guests experienced some of the best fishing overall we’ve seen in quite…