We’re all happy that the dry fly fishing is picking up on the Henry’s Fork. This hatch is always a benchmark for the season. Everyone looks forward to the dry flies, and the start of another great year of fishing. This is also a critical time in the shop because we work all winter to prepare for this time of the season and the months to follow. Our flies are here and ready for you to take to the river!
There are a few changes that have been going around that are important for us to address. The first item is the Idaho Invasive Species Fund. This was a law that was passed through the Department of Agriculture, and is effective right now. Click here for the information about this law, and to purchase your sticker.
The other changes effect the fisherman who float the South Fork of the Canyon. The BLM has changed some regulations for this section. If you are planning on a day trip through the canyon you are required to carry a wag bag in your boat. These are available at the Conant Boat ramp. Regulations for camping have changed as well. There are new campgrounds in the canyon, and camping is only allowed on the designated campsites. The use of fires in these campsites have changed. You need to have a firepan. According to the brochure that is provided from the BLM an approved fire pan is a durable, metal fire pan at least 12 inches square, with at least an inch and a half deep. You also have to have an reusable portable toliet that seals. Snap on portable toliets must have rubber gasket around the lid. The only exception is a Wag Bag or a RESTOP bag system. But these have to be stored in a sealed container. Feel free to contact the BLM in Idaho Falls as well at 208-524-1012 if you have questions, or you need more information.