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Wet Fly Swing Fly Fishing Podcast


Jun 21, 2023

Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/465

Presented By: Yellowstone Teton, Trxstle

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Get ready for an exciting episode as we take another dive into the enchanting realm of Henry's Fork - an angler's paradise. Mike Lawson, founder of Henry's Fork Anglers and a fly fishing author, is back on the podcast for the second time to take us on a captivating journey through the vibrant hatches, diverse waters, and hidden gems at Henry's Fork. We learn the art of matching the hatch and discover the magic behind renowned patterns like the Renegade, Speckled Spinner, and Parachute Adams.

Mike unveils the secrets of Henry's Fork, sharing its unique features like spring creeks and tailwaters, and some insights on setting up your fly box. We also get to know the friendly experts at the Henry's Fork Anglers fly shop. Stay tuned as we unravel the wonders in one of the world's top fly fishing destinations.


Show Notes with Mike Lawson on Fly Fishing Henry's Fork

02:00 - We had Mike on the podcast for the first time in episode 190.

03:45 - The Greendrake hatch typically starts sometime after June 15 at Henry's Fork.

04:45 - They recently had a long winter snow so they anticipate Salmonfly hatch soon. It typically lasts for only 7 to 10 days.

06:20 - From September until October, they have some Blue-winged Olived and occasional Mahogany Dunns from early to late September depending on what the year is like weatherwise.

08:00 - You can visit HenrysForkAnglers.com to check out the chart of different hatches at Henry's Fork.

08:45 - Mike wrote 2 books with Stackpole - Spring Creeks and Fly-Fishing Guide to the Henry's Fork: Hatches, Flies, Seasons & Guide Advice for 80 Miles of World-Class Water

10:59 - Mike talks about what makes Henry's Fork special, describing its diversity from spring creeks to tail waters, and more.

13:41 - We talk about the different hatches and the fly that matches.

22:45 - We talk about Harriman State Park.

29:25 - Mike talks about how he sets up his fly boxes.

31:28 - Tricos at Henry's Fork hatch in July and peaks in August.

35:20 - We noted the Renegade fly pattern, the insect it imitates, and why it works.

46:50 - We noted the Speckled Spinner fly which matches with Calibates species.

48:40 - Parachute Adams is still one of the best all-around dry flies.

52:25 - Flav Mayfly is one of Mike's favorite hatches in the Summer.

53:43 - Mike explains when you would use a hackle versus a no-hackle fly.

58:30 - We touch on the Spotted Sedges fly.

1:04:00 - If you want to visit the Henry's Fork Anglers fly shop, you can look for Chris or Andy to get some assistance.

Show Notes: https://wetflyswing.com/465