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Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers
Henry's Fork Anglers

Details

  • Fresh Water
  • Season

    mid May to early October.
  • For 2017 the guide rates are as follows for 1 or 2 anglers. May 15-June 14 $550, June 15-July 15 $575, July 15 1-Oct. 31 $550.
  • Number of guests

    They can guide at least 24 anglers per day
  • Species:
    • Rainbow Trout

Henry's Fork Anglers

United States >> Idaho >> Island Park
Fishing and Species
Following is a list of the waters along with a brief description of the waters that Henry’s fork Anglers guides on. In addition to these many rivers they also fish on Island Park Reservoir, Henry’s Lake and Hebgen Lake. The Henry’s Fork The Henry Fork offers 50 miles of highly varied water. The spring creek sections of Harriman Park and the fast water of the Box Canyon are world famous, but guides can show you lesser-known downstream sections that will open your eyes. This river offers the ultimate challenge to sophisticated anglers and also is very productive for inexperienced flyfishers. It can be fished both by wading and floating in a driftboat. The Henry's Fork runs are spring fed and moderated by a reservoir, so they run clear throughout the season. Madison River The Madison is only 45 minutes away, just over the Continental Divide in Montana. Many of our clients don't realize that the Much of the best water on the Madison River is as close to our shop as it is to West Yellowstone, Montana. The Madison has been called "the longest riffle in the world" because the entire river from Hebgen Dam downstream to Ennis Lake is fast pocket water. The South Fork of the Snake River High fish counts and abundant hatches make the South Fork one of the premier dry fly fishing rivers in the country. On normal years, a person can go with a dry fly 95% of the time and catch medium to large Yellowstone Cutthroat, Rainbow, and Brown Trout. There are also opportunities to fish the lower reservoir's and slow waters of the lower South Fork of the Snake. Yellowstone National Park Waters Firehole River The Firehole is the best spot to fish when the Park opens for fishing in late May. It is a true spring creek and usually runs clear when other streams are swollen with spring run off. It is one of the most beautiful streams in the region with daily hatches of mayflies and caddis until thermal activity makes the water too warm later in the summer. The river is again very productive after the frosty nights of September cool the water again. Yellowstone River The Yellowstone is the top attraction from the day it opens on July 15 until late summer. The river is filled with large Cutthroat Trout that have moved into the river earlier in the spring to spawn. The Yellowstone runs clear and cool, providing outstanding habitat for the trout as well as the aquatic insect community. The Yellowstone River provides a greater variety of mayflies and other aquatic insects than any other stream in the park. Madison River The Madison gets its start in Yellowstone National Park. Beginning at the confluence of the Firehole and the Gibbon Rivers, the Madison flows out of the park near West Yellowstone. The fishing on the Madison in the Park generally picks up in late July. Stonefly and caddisfly imitations are effective at this time of year. The Madison supports a variety of aquatic insects including several species of mayfly, caddis flies and stone flies. Gallatin River The Gallatin is both easy to access and easy to fish. The river is generally shallow and the fish aren't too particular about what they eat. The Gallatin is located on the northwest edge of the Park and it flows northward toward Bozeman. High riding dry flies and standard nymph patterns are good choices for this river. Slough Creek Slough Creek, a beautiful, high mountain stream, has gained in popularity over recent years. August and September are probably the best times to fish Slough Creek. Lamar River The Lamar River is also a great place to fish in August and September. Most of the river is easily waded as it winds across the floor of the Lamar Valley. Hoppers and large attractors are generally very effective on this river. Bechler River The Bechler lies off the beaten path in the southwest corner of the Park. This is another stream that is best fished in mid to late summer. Hoppers and other terrestrials can be effective on the Bechler. There are also several mayflies that hatch here. Gibbon River The Gibbon is a river with many different faces. At Elk Park it is a meandering creek that requires a careful approach. Terrestrial and mayfly patterns are effective here. A little further downstream, the river picks up speed and starts to exhibit freestone characteristics. This water is best fished with high riding dry flies. Fall River The upper Fall River that lies within the southwest corner of the park offers some excellent back country fishing. Access is from Ashton on the Cave Falls Highway. Cave Falls is a spectacular scenic destination of itself. There is also access to the upper meadows from the Flag Ranch Road.

Fly fishing with a guide in this Mecca for trout fishing is the way to open your eyes to the potential for a memorable day on the water. Even if you never fish with guides at home, it is money well spent here. You will increase your knowledge and certainly catch more fish. Most of their guides have been guiding with HFA for 5 to 10 years and a few of them for over 20 years. Their guide staff is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, patient, and enthusiastic in the business. All of the guides are accomplished fly fishermen, instructors, and boatmen.
Fly fishing with a guide in this Mecca for trout fishing is the way to open your eyes to the potential for a memorable day on the water. Even if you never fish with guides at home, it is money well spent here. You will increase your knowledge and certainly catch more fish. Most of their guides have been guiding with HFA for 5 to 10 years and a few of them for over 20 years. Their guide staff is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable, patient, and enthusiastic in the business. All of the guides are accomplished fly fishermen, instructors, and boatmen.

They like to know what type of fishing you are interested in doing, the specific waters interested in fishing and your skill level, well in advance, so they can match you with the guide best suited to your interests. HFA takes great pride in teaching, making the beginner feel as much at home as the expert. A good day of fishing involves a lot more than just catching fish. A successful trip can also include beautiful scenery, a chance to learn something new about fly fishing, entertaining conversation, a good lunch and an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural surroundings.

Henry’s Fork Anglers is located on the banks of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Last Chance, Idaho. It is one of the most famous and diverse fly fishing rivers in the world, with plenty to offer the advanced angler as well as the beginner. Its prolific aquatic insect hatches draw fly fishers from around the globe to test their skills against highly selective rainbow trout. There are 10 different sections to fish on the Henry’s Fork. They vary in difficulty, gradient and scenery.

The Madison is only 45 minutes away, just over the Continental Divide in Montana. The Madison has been called "the longest riffle in the world" because the entire river from Hebgen Dam downstream to Ennis Lake is fast pocket water. There are multiple sections to float on this part of the river.

The South Fork of the Snake is about an hour away. There are multiple sections to float including the canyon. It is a very prolific river for hatches, and fishes well at a broad range of flows.

Fishing the fabled waters of Yellowstone Park is another angling option. Waters to fish are the Fire Hole, Yellowstone, Gallatin, Slough Creek, Lamar, Gibbon and the Fall River.

In the area there is some spectacular lake fishing in Henry’s Lake, Hebgen Lake and Island Park Reservoir. Some anglers opt to fish for “gulpers” and then put in and float the river, (if you can tear yourself away.)

Fishing with Henry’s Fork Anglers can be arranged for a single day or a week or more. The best option for accommodations in the area is Henry’s Fork Lodge. There are other options including camping.