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.
The Nohackle - A Bit of HistoryApr 3, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Fly Of the MonthMar 20, 2019 | Todd Lanning
This month we will be featuring Sawyers Pheasant Tail.
What Lies Ahead for 2019Mar 7, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Winter has been big but things are about to change. Here’s some of our thoughts about the upcoming fishing season.
Fly of the Month!Feb 21, 2019 | Todd Lanning
We are excited to get the the fly of the month going again. This year we are going to focus on Mike Lawson’s deadly Dozen.
Guiding with RespectFeb 9, 2019 | Mike Lawson
So, let’s talk about guides. Let’s talk about respect. Respect for those who have paid their dues, respect for the resource, respect for clients and customers, respect for the non-guided public, respect for peers and most of all self-respect.
Managing the MadisonJan 18, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Changes are in the wind for Montana’s busiest trout stream.
Looking to the New YearJan 4, 2019 | Mike Lawson
2018 was a great year but as I look back I can’t help but think of what I could have done. Maybe this year will be different.
2018 Season ReviewDec 6, 2018 | Mike Lawson
With rivers like the Henry’s Fork, Madison, Teton, South Fork, Henry’s Lake, Hebgen Lake and more, every season is great. Read on to see what was special about this year.
HoppertunityAug 14, 2018 | Mike Lawson
It’s hopper time and this year is shaping up to be one of the best in decades.
MentorsJul 7, 2018 | Mike Lawson
The foundation of our legacy encompasses the many individuals who have had great influence on us over the past 40+ years. It all started with Joe Brooks.
DestinationsApr 30, 2018 | Mike Lawson
Henry’s Fork Anglers has partnered with Yellow Dog Fly fishing Adventures to offer a number of exciting hosted trips. We promise to do everything in our power to ensure your trip meets or exceeds your expectations.
Fishing GuidesFeb 20, 2018 | Mike Lawson
If you fish with them you likely think guides are great. If not you might not be very fond of them. Here are some facts and some thoughts about fly fishing guides.
New Zealand Then and NowFeb 13, 2018 | Mike Lawson
I’d like winter in Idaho if it wasn’t so long. One way to shorten it is to get away for a few weeks. New Zealand is a great option. It’s a lot like here and their summer is during our winter.
Hatches and MoreFeb 8, 2018 | Todd Lanning
The waters of the Henry’s Fork and surrounding area may have the most diverse and intense aquatic insect activity of any trout region in the world.
2018 Season PredictionsJan 24, 2018 | Todd Lanning
The phones are ringing off the hook at Henry’s Fork Anglers. As the 2018 season approaches, we thought it would be a good idea to give you our outlook.
PeaceJan 13, 2018 | Mike Lawson
I’ve written two books. In each book I devoted an entire chapter on etiquette and acceptable behavior on our trout streams. Recently I put up a post on our Facebook page about this issue.
2017 SummaryJan 9, 2018 | Mike Lawson
My last blog was so big I had to split it into 2 parts. It was personal mostly focusing on my own fishing in 2017. This blog provides a summary based on where our guides focused most of their efforts in 2017.
Personal Highlights of 2017-Part 2Dec 29, 2017 | Mike Lawson
This is part 2 of my personal take on the 2017 fishing year. What a year it was.
Personal Highlights of 2017-Part IDec 29, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 HolidaysDec 20, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 AwesomeOct 31, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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.
SolsticeSep 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
The changes that almost always surround the September Solstice kick off some of the best fishing of the season
HoppertunityAug 15, 2017 | Mike Lawson
August is the time and the Henry’s Fork and surrounding waters are the place to hook a monster trout on a hopper.
RecalculatingJul 5, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 CompanyJun 27, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 TrifectaJun 9, 2017 | Mike Lawson
I live for this! It’s Drake Time on the Henry’s Fork.
Memorial Day Means MoreMay 30, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 SalmonflyMay 13, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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 InvasionMay 13, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 CaddisMay 3, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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 ConsiderApr 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 OlivesApr 19, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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 2017Apr 17, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 ForwardMar 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 2016Mar 3, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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.
MidgeMar 1, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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 SpecialsFeb 28, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 2017Feb 16, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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 AheadJan 25, 2017 | Todd Lanning
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 ViewJan 25, 2017 | Todd Lanning
Andy Jenkins weighs in on some of the great early season opportunities in our area.
A New Year - Here We Go AgainJan 4, 2017 | Mike Lawson
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.
Merry ChristmasDec 20, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 OpportunityNov 9, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 BusinessNov 2, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 ExpectationsOct 19, 2016 | Chris Lawson
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 ThreeOct 3, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 TwoSep 7, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 OneAug 23, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 ReboundJul 19, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 FlavsJul 4, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 2016Jun 14, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 CatastropheJun 5, 2016 | Mike Lawson
The Teton Dam collapsed 40 years ago on June 5, 1976.
The New NormalMay 21, 2016 | Mike Lawson
Fishing has been great but things got a little crazy earlier this week.
Spring is Here!Mar 19, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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
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 DirtyFeb 22, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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 OptimismJan 18, 2016 | Mike Lawson
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
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…
Looking Back on 2015Dec 10, 2015 | Chris Lawson
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 YellowstoneDec 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 RelationshipsNov 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 RanchSep 7, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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 ActAug 4, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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 FlushJul 17, 2015 | Mike Lawson
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 2015Apr 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 BoatMar 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,...
October is MagicalNov 18, 2014 | Mike Lawson
About a month ago I told my wife that we would almost certainly pay for the great weather had through October. The temperatures were at least 10 ° above normal and the fishing was fantastic. My…
B C Steelhead 2nd Time AroundOct 14, 2014 | Mike Lawson
Last September I accompanied a group of four anglers to Nicholas Dean Lodge. The lodge is located near Terrace, British…
Teton River is Now Part of the Henry’s Fork Anglers’ Operating AreaAug 1, 2014 | Mike Lawson
I grew up in Sugar City, Idaho. The North Fork of the Teton River was only a mile up the tracks from the railroad depot where I lived. The South Fork of the Teton was only two miles away. Because…
Baetis – The Time is NowApr 6, 2014 | Mike Lawson
If you’re tired of slinging nymphs, now is the time to hook a large trout on a dry fly
With the weather of February…
Idaho EnduranceApr 2, 2014 | Mike Lawson
Back row left to right: Smitty, Dom Traverso, Bob Lamm, Curt Barker. Front row Sheralee Lawson, Tom Grimes, Mike Lawson…
Streamer Tactics for the Henry’s ForkMar 24, 2014 | Mike Lawson
By: Matt Murphy
It’s March on the Henry’s Fork, and some of the best fishing of the year is about to begin. Rising water temperatures and singing birds herald the start of some of the most…
Louisiana RedfishJan 22, 2014 | Mike Lawson
It’s always a crap shoot trying to hit the right conditions in Louisiana in December for big bull Redfish. I’ve…
Reflections of 2013Jan 8, 2014 | Mike Lawson
It’s that time again to reflect on the past year and look forward to the upcoming season. As usual I didn’t…
Must Have Book Just In Time for ChristmasNov 21, 2013 | Mike Lawson
50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish by Terry and Wendy Gunn
Just over a year Terry Gunn contacted…
Out of HybernationOct 28, 2013 | Mike Lawson
By: Chris Lawson
After a long winter of shoveling snow, putting on multiple layers of clothes, and sitting by the fire, the first signs of spring are just as appealing as a trip to Mac Donald’s…
Youth on the Fly 2013Oct 7, 2013 | Mike Lawson
As a guide here at Henrys fork Anglers I am very fortunate to work at an outfitter that gives back not only to our watershed, but to our local community. One of the events that some of our Henrys…
Harriman Ranch Habitat Use StudySep 18, 2013 | Mike Lawson
We’ve made great strides in understanding what is going on with the trout fishery in the Harriman Ranch thanks…
Cardiac CanyonMay 24, 2013 | Mike Lawson
Caddis Blizzard on the Henry’s ForkMay 3, 2013 | Mike Lawson
Caddis Blizzard on the Henry’s Fork
Epic Spring Fishing on the Henrys ForkMar 22, 2013 | Mike Lawson
Epic Spring Fishing on the Henrys Fork
Down & Dirty Streamer Fishing
One good thing about cold weather, is you can…
Making the Best of WinterFeb 12, 2013 | Mike Lawson
When I was a boy fishing was always a spring and summer pursuit. In the spring I fished the local waters of the Teton River and Henry’s Fork that were within bicycle riding range. In the summer I…
Looking Back and Thinking AheadJan 25, 2013 | Mike Lawson
For me it started in early February when Jake Wells talked me into chasing some cold weather trout. We hoped for dry fly fishing with midges but Mother Nature didn’t cooperate so we stuck with…
Article by HFA Guide in HFF NewsletterDec 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 seasonNov 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 LawsonNov 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 DepartureNov 6, 2012 | Mike Lawson
At the end of December Jake Wells will be leaving his position as Assistant…
Winter Came EarlyNov 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 ForkOct 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 AvailableAug 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 RanchJul 10, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Written by Mike Lawson
I normally don’t fish the Ranch much in June and the first…
The “Other” StonefliesJul 5, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Written by Mike Lawson
The giant stonefly, Pteronarcys californica,…
10 Common Spring Creek MistakesJun 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 DayJun 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…
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 ForkMay 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 DelayMay 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 ConstructionApr 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 FeltApr 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 ParadiseApr 17, 2012 | Mike Lawson
By Chris Lawson
Each Spring I try to visualize what is going through a trout’s…
The Caddis are ComingApr 17, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Its caddis time on the Henry’s Fork! The American Grannom (Brachycentrus occidentalis) commonly called the…
East Idaho Fly Tying ExpoApr 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 DrakesMar 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 ReceptionMar 22, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Support the Henry’s Fork Foundation by joining them for their annual Boise reception
Coming Soon to a River Near YouMar 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 SleeveMar 6, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Keeping it “reel” even on the slopes!
2012 Fishing Outlook by Mike LawsonMar 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…
Join Mike Lawson in Salt Lake CityFeb 22, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Support the Henry's Fork Foundation by joining…
A Day of Winter FishingFeb 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 ForkFeb 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 EmergersFeb 9, 2012 | Mike Lawson
Is this trout eating duns or emergers?
Spring Fishing on the Henry’s ForkFeb 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…
HFF Sponsors Patagonia Fishing Trip with Mike LawsonDec 29, 2011 | Mike Lawson
Join fly fishing legend Mike Lawson, the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and Patagonia River Guides on the ultimate fly fishing adventure in March!
In the past 10 years Patagonia River Guides has…
Lazer MidgeDec 5, 2011 | Mike Lawson
Winter has set in here in Island Park so its time to sit down at the vise and start preparing for the spring fishing just a few long months away. I'll be doing my best to showcase different flies…
Ashton Dam UpdateNov 3, 2011 | Mike Lawson
Just received the following dam update from the HFF…
PacifiCorp informed us this morning that they are doing some inspection work around the tunnel area and the coffer dam. To complete that…
River Update below AshtonSep 30, 2011 | Mike Lawson
I went down to Ora Bridge today and there is obviously little change in the river conditions from last week (see previous post). We were also told very little from the HFF & IDFG this past week…
River Below Ashton DamSep 26, 2011 | Mike Lawson
We're still receiving quite a few calls from concerned anglers about the lower river below the Ashton Dam. We are likewise very concerned and yesterday I took a few photos of the river at Ora…
Quote of The DaySep 13, 2011 | Mike Lawson
“Do you know how you can tell if someone’s a fishing guide… they’ll tell you.”
Ashton Dam Project UpdateSep 8, 2011 | Mike Lawson
We've become aware that anglers are starting to catch wind of the recent work being performed on the Ashton Dam tunnel. Conerncing the situation, Kim Ragotzkie with the Henry's Fork Foundation…
A Guide’s other PassionAug 28, 2011 | Mike Lawson
A few weeks ago I was able to watch a member of our senior guide staff, Mark “Smitty” Smith, engage in one of his other life passions…painting. His artwork can be found throughout our fly…