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Blog– 2017

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.

Personal Highlights of 2017-Part 2

Dec 29, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Personal Highlights of 2017-Part 2

This is part 2 of my personal take on the 2017 fishing year. What a year it was.

Personal Highlights of 2017-Part I

Dec 29, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Personal Highlights of 2017-Part I

​2017 was an awesome year for me. In fact putting it all together in a single blog was impossible so I’ve split it into two parts.

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

Dec 20, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

For me, without a doubt, the most important holiday of the year is Christmas. A time for us to celebrate the birth of Christ. It’s also a time when other friends celebrate the 8 days of Hanukkah which ends today.

The 2017 Season Has Been Awesome

Oct 31, 2017 | Mike Lawson
The 2017 Season Has Been Awesome

​We looked to the 2017 fishing season with great anticipation and it didn’t disappoint. I want to share a few thoughts on how it has gone up to now.

Solstice

Sep 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Solstice

The changes that almost always surround the September Solstice kick off some of the best fishing of the season

Hoppertunity

Aug 15, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Hoppertunity

August is the time and the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters are the place to hook a monster trout on a hopper.

Recalculating

Jul 5, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Recalculating

Early July is a great time to look back at past forecasts and predictions that we made back in the depths of winter relative to what has actually happened. Let’s see how accurate our forecasts were.

Plenty of Company

Jun 27, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Plenty of Company

Fishing has been great. The Henry’s Fork is a busy place. Let’s all do our part so that the fishing experience will be great for everyone.

Henry’s Fork Drake Trifecta

Jun 9, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Henry’s Fork Drake Trifecta

I live for this! It’s Drake Time on the Henry’s Fork.

Memorial Day Means More

May 30, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Memorial Day Means More

For as long as I can remember, Memorial Day weekend has ushered in the start of the fishing season. That has changed a little now that most of our waters are now open year-round but it is still synonymous with the beginning of the fishing season.

Henry’s Fork Foam Salmonfly

May 13, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Henry’s Fork Foam Salmonfly

​There are literally hundreds of flies tied to imitate the giant Salmonflies of the west. You only need one - Mike Lawson’s Henry’s Fork Foam Stone.

Salmonfly Invasion

May 13, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Salmonfly Invasion

The headlines in the local papers are warning of flooding on the Lower Henry’s Fork.What does that mean for the fishing on the Henry’s Fork? Pick your favorite word. Mine is AWESOME!!!

Mothers Day Caddis

May 3, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Mothers Day Caddis

It’s the 1st day in May and a very exciting time in East Idaho. We have talked about midges and also covered the first May fly hatch, the blue wing olives. We will feature two flies for the month of May. The first fly of the month will…

Some Things to Consider

Apr 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Some Things to Consider

​As we come up on the season, there are some exciting things to keep in mind as we look forward to the upcoming season.

Blue Wing Olives

Apr 19, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Blue Wing Olives

We have not had precipitation like this for a while and I am still a bit guarded but I think this summer is going to be one to remember. The outside temps have become bearable and with that insects have begun to stir a little. We’ve talked about…

Things Are Shaping Up for 2017

Apr 17, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Things Are Shaping Up for 2017

My last two blogs have primarily been focused on the fishing on the Ranch last season. This time I want to focus on what we expect for our entire service area for the 2017 season.

Moving Forward

Mar 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Moving Forward

Even though Mother Nature hasn’t been very friendly to the Henry’s Fork the past few years we are anticipating a better season than we experienced in 2016.

Some Thoughts on the Ranch 2016

Mar 3, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Some Thoughts on the Ranch 2016

Since June of 2016 the Ranch has been a major topic of discussion both in print and by word of mouth. There has been a lot of opinion, information and disinformation in these discussions. With this in mind I’d like to toss in my two cents.

Midge

Mar 1, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Midge

​We are excited to begin our fly of the month. Starting now and throughout the summer we will highlight a fly that we think the trout in our area are keying on. This month we have selected the Midge.

Spring Fishing Specials

Feb 28, 2017 | Mike Lawson
Spring Fishing Specials

If you browse through our website you’ll see that our marketing and promotional efforts are focused heavily on our spring fishing. There are two reasons for this.

New Zealand Report 2017

Feb 16, 2017 | Mike Lawson
New Zealand Report 2017

​I’ve been visiting New Zealand off and on over the past 35 years. It has definitely changed but it is still a wonderful place to get out of the cold Idaho winter. It’s summer in New Zealand.

Looking Ahead

Jan 25, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Looking Ahead

​A look ahead of the coming months on the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters. Spring time truly is one of my favorite times to be fishing in our area. Watching things go from gray to green and feeling the sun on my face. Most importantly catching…

Early Season Fishing, A Guide’s View

Jan 25, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Early Season Fishing, A Guide’s View

​Andy Jenkins weighs in on some of the great early season opportunities in our area.

A New Year - Here We Go Again

Jan 4, 2017 | Mike Lawson
A New Year - Here We Go Again

We’re a little past New Year’s Day but it is good to take a few minutes to reflect and anticipate. 2016 wasn’t what I’d call a banner year but at least I’m still walking on the ground.