Big Bugs – Henry’s Fork

by | May 27, 2010 | 0 comments

Wood and water

Yesterday, a bunch of us floated Warm River to Ashton in search of Salmonflies.  Our weather lately has not been too conducive for the big bugs, but since the forecast was for warmer weather and a bit of sunshine, we headed on down to Idaho.  Oh ya, it was birthday float for Drew too.  He is old and blind and missed quite a few on big fluffy dry flies. 

That's a good one........for you!

Out of the gate, the fishing was pretty good.  Then the sun popped out and big bugs started flying.  There was only about an hour ana half of really good salmonfly fishing and some big trout were looking up.  We fished dry flies for the most part, but also managed to catch a few on streamers.  JJ Heames just got back in the country from Argentina and since he had been fishing dry flies all winter, he was craving the streamer……..the rest of us on the other hand thought he was crazy. 

Hudgens releases a nice one

Our good friend and fellow fishing guide, John Hudgens (rear with trout) built this low-side Ray’s River Dory this past winter.  Obviously it is for sale.  This boat is built from Marine grade Mahogany, comes ready to fish on a Eddins galvanized trailer and could be yours for $8700.  This was the first and only float this bad-ass vessel has seen.  Wood and water is a great combo.

John Hudgens – 406 640 2552