River – Henry’s Fork

Friend of Chi Wulff and Puget Sound Searun Cutthroat Guide Justin Waters fired over an image this morning that helped settle an argument. A couple of days ago I was arguing discussing fishing the Henry’s Fork with a somewhat mentally constipated friend from Salt Lake City. His basic premise was that it was more or […]

Henrys Fork on February 8th from TerraGrass Productions on Vimeo.

Yesterday I fished the Railroad Ranch for the first time in a while. I’m not sure why I haven’t  been back other than the fact that the fishing has been up and down for the last few years with more downs than ups. But its coming back, or perhaps it is back (depends on who […]

Almost missed this one. John Juracek, writing over on the Blue Ribbon Flies blog, has a great post up covering a recent Green Drake focused run down to the Henry’s Fork (the Ranch) with his brother. They were met with a couple of surprises, one of which was this…. But that was just one part […]

From the press release 25 March…… The Henry’s Fork Foundation announces that Steve Trafton, Executive Director since 2002, will complete his service with the Foundation in April in order to take up a position with the national coldwater conservation organization Trout Unlimited. “This was a very, very tough decision to make,” Trafton said. “I am […]

This morning’s Island Park webcam screenshot suggests your angling garb today will include your union suit. Blue wings and midges for the hardy – bugs are in the massive 22-24 range.  I’d be throwing a soft hackle emerger down there this afternoon but the more polished may prefer a cripple. Winter will be hanging around […]

Like many most of the rivers we report on Henry’s the upper Henry’s in particular has seen its share of winter already this fall season.  Now that the pattern is back to a more or less normal weather cycle for this time of year things feel a bit more fishable.   Nights are chilly but […]

Awaking this morning to a layer of ice coating the world from last nights freezing drizzle / rain has added a bit to my (hopefully incorrect) perception that winter is making a damned convincing effort to set up shop here in southwest Montana about six weeks early. Thankfully the remainder of the neighborhood doesn’t share […]

We haven’t posted anything about the Henry’s Fork in the past few weeks; until the recent weather change things were pretty steady down there (and pretty challenging). The Box is still fishing early and late with streamers, big dark rubber legs and BH nymphs; flows have been running between 400 and 450 cfs for days […]

The bright sunny days of the neighborhood’s Indian Summer are still having an impact on the fishing up and down the Fork.  Looking at the weather forecast for  the week shows lots of sun and warm temps are due again this week. Not a lot has changed since our last report; the Box remains very […]

I’m hearing two things from my colleagues who love to fish Henry’s right now. One, things look this week about like they did last week.  There is fishing to be done, particularly in the Box and below Riverside in the Canyon, but most would call it tough sledding. Secondly, most of them are wishing it […]

Looking at the webcam this morning looks like another sunny summer-like day is on tap. The news of the week from the Henry’s Fork includes the fact that flows were decreased on the 28th down to the mid-600 cfs range.  This has made wading the Box much easier and consolidated fish just a bit.  BH […]

Despite a few breaks from the summer sun of late – this week’s fly fishing options on the Henry’s Fork sound a lot like the week before (and before that, and before that….). Terrestrials rule the day along most of the river, particularly later in the day, and there are still some caddis around to […]

The report from the Henry’s Fork is pretty much what you’d expect  this time of year, and things haven’t changed a great deal from our report last week. Sounds like the most consistent fishing on the main river is to be had in the Box, where flows have been hanging in around 1000 cfs over […]

As is typical for the neighborhood in August, fly anglers are finding the Henry’s Fork a little tougher sledding during these bright days of August.   I’ve even talked to a local fisher friend who found her recent Henry’s Fork fishing outing “stressful” (she’s used to catching lots of fish whenever and wherever she wants….).  […]