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Nov 4, 2015 | Imp Designs

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.

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It’s Time To Think About Drakes

Jun 17, 2019 | Mike Lawson
It’s Time To Think About Drakes

In fly fishing, a “drake” is a large mayfly, usually size 12 or larger. The Henry’s Fork is known for its many small mayflies but there are three, or maybe four that qualify as drakes.

The Nohackle - A Bit of History

Apr 3, 2019 | Mike Lawson
The Nohackle - A Bit of History

Fly Of the Month

Mar 20, 2019 | Todd Lanning
Fly Of the Month

​This month we will be featuring Sawyers Pheasant Tail.

What Lies Ahead for 2019

Mar 7, 2019 | Mike Lawson
What Lies Ahead for 2019

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
Fly of the Month!

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 Respect

Feb 9, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Guiding with Respect

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 Madison

Jan 18, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Managing the Madison

Changes are in the wind for Montana’s busiest trout stream.

Looking to the New Year

Jan 4, 2019 | Mike Lawson
Looking to the New Year

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 Review

Dec 6, 2018 | Mike Lawson
2018 Season Review

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.


Aug 14, 2018 | Mike Lawson

It’s hopper time and this year is shaping up to be one of the best in decades.


Jul 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.


Apr 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 Guides

Feb 20, 2018 | Mike Lawson
Fishing Guides

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 Now

Feb 13, 2018 | Mike Lawson
New Zealand Then and Now

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 More

Feb 8, 2018 | Todd Lanning
Hatches and More

​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 Predictions

Jan 24, 2018 | Todd Lanning
2018 Season Predictions

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.


Jan 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 Summary

Jan 9, 2018 | Mike Lawson
2017 Summary

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 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.


Sep 21, 2017 | Mike Lawson

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


Aug 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.


Jul 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 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.


Mar 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 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.

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…

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,...

October is Magical

Nov 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 Around

Oct 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 Area

Aug 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 Now

Apr 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 Endurance

Apr 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 Fork

Mar 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 Redfish

Jan 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 2013

Jan 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 Christmas

Nov 21, 2013 | Mike Lawson

50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish by Terry and Wendy Gunn

Just over a year Terry Gunn contacted…

Out of Hybernation

Oct 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 2013

Oct 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 Study

Sep 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 Canyon

May 24, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Caddis Blizzard on the Henry’s Fork

May 3, 2013 | Mike Lawson

Caddis Blizzard on the Henry’s Fork

Epic Spring Fishing on the Henrys Fork

Mar 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 Winter

Feb 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 Ahead

Jan 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 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


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…

HFF Sponsors Patagonia Fishing Trip with Mike Lawson

Dec 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 Midge

Dec 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 Update

Nov 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 Ashton

Sep 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 Dam

Sep 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 Day

Sep 13, 2011 | Mike Lawson

“Do you know how you can tell if someone’s a fishing guide… they’ll tell you.”

Ashton Dam Project Update

Sep 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 Passion

Aug 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…