Looks like a change in season is arriving! Although summer officially ended Friday, September 22nd, we received an early taste of high country autumn the last few days. The impact with respect to fishing will be some wanted changes. Dry fly fishing on the Henry’s Fork below Ashton Dam will pick up with BWO hatches of the season. So will chances for very large trout responding to streamers, especially as weather worsens. The South Fork will offer BWO and mahogany dun activity for the dry fly enthusiast and also increased chances to encounter large trout for the streamer enthusiast. Many of our still waters, so dormant last summer, will offer improved fishing as waters cool. That includes Henry’s Lake, to the relief of its many enthusiasts. Word is going around that there may not be as many fish in the lake (there are still plenty), but what is there seems to run larger than in recent years. In all waters hosting them, brown trout will begin migrations to spawning areas, and there are plenty of area streams inhabited by browns. With all these changes impacting angling strategy, rest assured that we will continue our practice of offering information, products, and services for enjoying fly-fishing.
We see winter arriving on the scene in a few months, and that arrival signals time to begin planning our winter schedule. Look for our annual fly tying demos to begin this November and continue, barring holidays, into March, 2018. We will offer entry level fly tying classes during certain week-day evenings throughout the winter. Specialty workshops are also being considered and will be offered if sufficient demand arises. Look for scheduling of the demos, entry level tying classes, and other activities on our web site and in our Facebook announcements. Winter is not time to be an “armchair fly-fisher” in our region. It is the time to tie flies, build rods, clean, repair and replace equipment, and make plans for the next season. In addition there will “bluebird days” during the winter when getting out on the water will be a pleasure. So for all these activities, regardless of the season, All Seasons Angler will be here to serve you in any fly-fishing capacity.