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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Here's the latest talk from the shops and your South East Idaho Fly Fishing Report:   The Henry's Fork has still been fishing well on both the lower and upper sections and recent reports over the past few days have shown that the Box Canyon has been fishing extremely well with Golden Stonefly adults continuing their journey.   As for the lower Henry's Fork sections, below Warm River, there has been continued Caddis and PMD hatches.  Big dries and ants have been working for those who are fishing topper-dropper rigs so there are a bunch of choices for any angler to get out there this week.    The Teton Valley has finally seen the Teton River come to life and it's starting to fish wonderfully! The water level is still higher than normal, but it is slowly coming down and becoming clearer by the day.  From most accounts, there has been...
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Posted by on in Tech Tips
 Most of us anglers take special care of our rods, reels and specific gear to help preserve their quality and performance.  However, it has always confused me why more fly anglers don’t take regular care to maintain one of the most critical parts of the equation – the fly line.  I couldn’t count how many times a customer has come to me and said they think they need new fly line and asked why they only fished their new line for a year or two by the time it started to sink and cast without the same “new line” pop.   The solution is simple people, fly line needs regular maintenance and there are several simple but important steps one can take to prevent dirt build-up, cracking and overall degradation of your fly line.   While we fish from boats or from shore, our fly line gets treated to the same grime...
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Posted by on in Tech Tips
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Here's a simple solution for one of the most common problems I've encountered when fishing droppers.  Dropper tippets are typically tied off the bend of the hook.  This is true whether fishing multiple nymphs or dry flies, or a combination of a dry fly with a nymph dropper.  So the first fly in line, the one tied to the end of the leader, has a tippet tied onto its bend that leads to the second fly.  I've even seen three or more flies rigged this way in sequence, with each fly attached to a tippet which is tied onto the bend of the hook on the preceding fly. Here's the problem.  When a fish is hooked on the first fly, or any fly except the last one, it's not unusual for the dropper fly to become snagged on something, especially with larger fish that you can't steer away from obstacles.  This...
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Posted by on in News
  Three Rivers Ranch and TRR Outfitters are proud to introduce the 1st Annual -  Teton Valley Fly Fishing Festival in Driggs, Idaho on May 31, 2014.   Where is it? The Driggs Fly Fishing Festival will take place behind our new fly shop location: at 76 North Main Street in downtown Driggs (behind the Fremont Building).  Click Here for Directions.   When is it? May 31, 2014 starting at 1pm, wrapping up around 6-8pm.    Who will be there? Three Rivers Ranch Fly Fishing Guides - Ever want to get some advice from a guide?  This is your chance to get a quick lesson, ask some questions, get some advice on gear, or just buy them a beer.  All for free! Derek DeYoung - World renouned fly fishing artist that has an eye like no other.  Derek DeYoung has a unique abstract take on fish and fly fishing locations that is...
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Posted by on in Product Reviews
I was talking to one of our senior guides back in late fall last year as he was extolling the virtues of the new Loop Cross series of rods, and I have to admit, he got me thinking.  The initial conversation began by his conclusion that many major fly rod manufacturers have been steadily moving toward faster action rods and not concentrating on offering new rods with softer backbones and shorter hold-out points (the point in the rod that begins to offer very little bend, if any at all.)  On most fast-action and Tip-Flex rods, fully one-half of the rod itself realizes very little bend, and our guide was saying that he is an “old-school” caster who really prefers traditional bends that allow for more gentle and accurate presentations.  He went on to say that out of the many rods he is fishing these days, the Loop Cross series in both...
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We are delighted to announce that our head guide, Doug Gibson, has received the prestigious 2014 Orvis Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award! We can’t think of a more deserving, humble angler than Doug to receive such a distinct honor. Doug has been guiding for Three Rivers Ranch since we first became Orvis-endorsed in 1974. His leadership, desire and expertise in the fly fishing industry has influenced immeasurable clients, fellow guides as well as local anglers. Doug has spent a lifetime sharing his knowledge and passion for our area and fly fishing, as well as helping define what it means to be an outstanding guide in the industry. Below is the wonderful press release Orvis wrote to recognize Doug's award: Doug Gibson Named Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award SUNDERLAND, VT (April 2014) – The Orvis Company has announced Doug Gibson, Three Rivers Ranch, Warm River, Idaho (www.threeriversranch.com) as Orvis-Endorsed Guide Lifetime Achievement Award....
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Blog in Idaho, Montana, Yellowstone
    Fly fishermen could (and should) agree that most of what we know comes by learning from others, either through books, first-hand experiences or by simply asking questions from total strangers.   I am no exception in my hunger to learn, and I make it a point to listen from others whenever possible to enrich my own experience.   A couple of years ago, I was fishing with a long-time fishing buddy, guide and font of fly fishing knowledge greater than myself.  We were drifting the Henry’s Fork during spring and deep-running rubber-legs and red worms with the explosion of the salmon fly hatch just around the corner.  After several long drifts without a bite, my buddy glanced at my rig and wondered out loud why I was fishing a tapered leader when we were clearly targeting fish suspending five to ten feet deep?   Not knowing any other way, I suddenly felt...
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Posted by on in Product Reviews
      I will start by freely admitting I am a Sage Guy - there, that‘s done. I have had many different models since my first Sage rods, and for the most part, they accommodate and enhance my personal styles of fly fishing. I remember the old LL (Light Line) series, as well as my still-trusty RPL series in varying weights. At first, I probably never chose Sage for any particular reason. However, I do know that I was taught fly casting and fishing by knowledgeable people that all seemed to use Sage rods. This is not to say that there aren’t remarkable rods that have been manufactured by several companies over the years, and I can honestly say that I have three “favorite” fly rods currently, and one is not a Sage!   < Free Shipping on Sage One - Freshwater Fly Rods >        This being said,...
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      With such a wide variety of fly rod actions available today, it can be confusing to many fly casters to find that exact action needed for the job. Most fly rod manufacturers offer varying degrees of casting performance and this is done for a good reason. The way one casts, the size and configuration of the waters fished and the choice of rod weight can all be important factors when choosing a particular fly rod. Even the strength of the preferred tippet can determine the proper rod performance and it will help the fly fisher to know these tendencies when choosing a particular fly rod. Lets examine the different flex capacities found in many fly rods and it will help you tremendously in choosing the right one for your likes and needs.          Most fly rod manufacturers, including those TRR sells such as Orvis, Sage, Loop and...
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Posted by on in Product Reviews
     It seems like there are hundreds of fly boxes out there for every need.  Some fly boxes have better designs, some with fish print, or metal engraved, some fly boxes are made of expensive wood, and then you have the cheap plastic ones...  At some point in time, each might find a comfortable place in the bottom of our pack.  But, The JamPac Fly Box is one of those fly boxes that seems to never go to the bottom of my pack.      The Jam Pack Fly Box organizes the small fly cups you get in your local fly shop!  You go into the fly shop, buy a dozen flies that will work for you, if you're like me, toss the flies & cup in your pocket.  With the Jam Pac, you can throw all those fly cup in there.  You can organize them, or not, it's your...
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Posted by on in Tiers Corner: Tips, Tricks, & Ideas on Tying Flies
     More and more fly fishermen and women are picking up the vices and tools and tying their own patterns, and I could not be more stoked! There are certainly many cool aspects of tying one’s own flies whenever possible, as well as very real benefits. Let’s explore the comparisons between tying and buying and you can make the decision.         First and foremost, when I consider the benefits of being able to tie my own flies, one inherent result emerges which is the real basis of doing the work myself. There is no better feeling than catching a fish on a fly that you yourself have tied - period. When I can catch a fish on a fly that I have made myself, I feel as though I am completing the circle of casting, catching, thinking and preparing.  In the scheme of things, what else is there?   ...
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Posted by on in Tiers Corner: Tips, Tricks, & Ideas on Tying Flies
     Chubby Chernobyl patterns have risen to the forefront of effective dry presentations over the years and many fly tiers have taken up the challenge of tying their own versions. I find tying these large foam patterns to be extremely fun and interesting, and the cost savings over purchasing them in shops can be measurable. These patterns can require a good amount of material, however, and I have come up with an easy, additional step that can save material and improve the performance of the fly.          When tying these foam patterns, most tiers will use some form of tapered Chernobyl foam body cutter to punch out the desired size of foam to create the buoyant bodies of these flies. For the longest time, I would punch out the maximum amount of bodies from the foam sheet, usually 2mm thick, and be left with a skeleton of unused...
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Posted by on in Product Reviews
     We are well into the winter fishing season and I feel the need to give my wholehearted opinion as to my preference in footwear for the hearty, all-season angler.  As summer gave way to an abruptly chilly fall this year, I was ready to pack my Simms Rip-Rap Sandals away for another long winter and break out the waders, socks and warmer clothing required by our part of the country in September.  The only traditional equipment I would forego is the bulky wading boot, and I was eagerly looking forward to my winter fishing footwear of choice.  It may come as a surprise to you, as my choice is also the Rip-Rap Sandal during the chilly afternoons of both fall and winter!        I will begin by saying I am not the best source of advertising for companies manufacturing traditional wading boots.   Many years ago, I was in...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Idaho
Looking for the best deal of the season? Look no further. This is it!  Right now through December 31, if you spend $1,000 on our online store you will receive a FREE guided fly fishing day trip! That’s a $515 gift from us to you, just for shopping with us! Where else can you find a deal this good? $1000 is really is easy to get to, especially when shopping for your friends and family. Make your list, check it twice and follow our gift giving suggestions to score the coolest deal out there right now. Here’s a few of our gift suggestions that will help get you there: Buy 2 day trips to give to two special people on your list. $1,030 spent = a FREE day trip for you. Buy your favorite angler a new rod/reel/line combo. Who wouldn’t want a new Orvis H2 5wt rod, a Hatch 3...
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Posted by on in News
The holidays are here! As you prepare to find the best gift to give that special someone in your life, we here at TRR Outfitters / Three Rivers Ranch offer you our Top Gift list to help make your gift buying easier this year. And as always, we offer SHIPPING FREE on everything!   #1  Ultimate Fly Fishing Vacation Package  Our list starts off with a gift that offers a memorable life-experience! Our favorite kind of gift. For the person who has everything, why not treat them to a guided fishing vacation for two at Three Rivers Ranch? A Gift Certificate to Three Rivers will have that certain someone feeling like the most important person in the world. Our all-inclusive packages are a complete gift with guided trip, meals and lodging at our world renowned Orvis endorsed lodge, located in beautiful southeast Idaho. Packages start at $2,665. From now through...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
The cold winter months are slowly creeping upon us. We have certainly enjoyed a beautiful fall, with a days here and there offering a taste of what’s to come.  And although the fishing tourists have slowed and the traffic on the river is much slower, there's still plenty of great fishing to be done! Fall and winter fishing in East Idaho is for those of you enthusiasts ready to layer up and head out to the river. If that's you, you know that the fishing can be extremely productive, relaxing and rewarding. Yesterday, I was visiting with Paul Beckley, one of our veteran guides who had just fished the Warm River area of the Henry's Fork the previous day. He had a great day, catching 6-7 Browns and one Rainbow all measuring 16-20 inches. Not bad! When asked what to use at this time of year he firmly stated, 'Baetis, Baetis, Batis!...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Expect beautiful fall fishing as you head out to the river! The weather is cool and the water levels have dropped. Fall fishing is at it's finest. Heading out? Here's our advice on what to use or try. Useful stuff, no fluff. Henry's Fork of the Snake - Always great fishing especially with these cool fall days. Try midges, Mahogany duns and baetis. South Fork South Fork – Has been producing some phenomenal fishing. Upper canyon try Hoppers, nymphs, Blue Wing Olives, bead head nymphs. Some people have still had luck throwing streamers such as JJ Specials. Lots of rainbow,s browns, cuttbows, and one client reported just yesterday the first fish of the day was a healthy 18 inch cutthroat. Sweet! Teton (in the valley) - try Blue Wings, Mahogany's, Grey Drakes and October Caddis. Teton River - Try streamers such as Bling, Black Bling and Woolly Buggers Ready to reserve your fall...
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Posted by on in News
This past weekend, Reel Recovery, a national non-profit organization that conducts fly-fishing retreats for men battling cancer held a retreat at Three Rivers Ranch in Warm River, Idaho. Reel Recovery is a national non-profit organization that facilitates life-changing retreats for these brave men. Reel Recovery's Mission is 'to help men in the cancer recover process by introducing them to the healing powers of the sport of fly-fishing, while providing a safe, supportive environment to explore their personal experiences of cancer with others who share their stories.' Thanks to generous donations, the event is free to participants. Owner, Lonnie Allen was so moved by the great work this organization is doing and the men their work is affecting, that not only was this weekend free to the participants, Three Rivers Ranch donated the facility, lodging and food to the Reel Recovery program. Check out this short news clip on the event by local 8 News...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Not much has changed in the past couple of weeks as far as fishing conditions go. Although all rivers are still being productive, things have been a little tough. Check out our last post as far as what flies to use right now. But be ready. As the weather cools and the water temperatures begin to drop, look for the emergence of Blue-winged Olives and Mahogany Duns. Call us today with your fly fishing questions or to reserve your guided trip! (800) 360-9051 A good piece of advice for anyone getting ready to go fall fly fishing in Idaho. ...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Are you ready for these Dog Days of summer to end? Let's be honest. The past few weeks of fishing have been a little difficult, although always rewarding. We're happy to report things are picking up everywhere and fishing has been much more productive. Take note: a Hopper Dropper seems to be working pretty much anywhere right now. That beautiful brown (pictured) caught by Necia, with Three Rivers Ranch guide Eric, was caught on a hopper. Sweet! Here's what to expect and what to use as you head out for that perfect catch. Railroad Ranch - The ranch has been fishing really well. Always very technical, use long 12-14 ft. leaders and light 5/6X tippet. Try trico's in the morning, little black ants mid day, Hoppers in the afternoon, mahogany from morning to early afternoon, callibaetis in the morning and early afternoon and throw beetles to the fish who just won't...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Idaho
What’s a Hopper/Dropper?  It’s grasshopper season! Pretty much anywhere in the Yellowstone-Teton territory you can find grasshoppers right now along any grassy river bank. Once those summer winds hit them, hoppers fall into the passing stream making a delicious meal for hungry trout. Hoppers tend to come out around mid-late July and often last through fall or until the first frost sets in.   How do I use a Hopper/Dropper?  By using an imitation grasshopper pattern, tie a bead head or any different nymph pattern about 12-20 inches below your hopper pattern. Your hopper works at the indicator if the fish takes the nymph pattern, or they may take your hopper. It’s a two for one!  Typically fish tend to go crazy for this combination on just about any stretch including the Henry’s Fork, Teton and South Fork. Float your hopper along the banks of the river, or at this time...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Happy mid- July! Here’s the latest talk in the shop on What’s Happening Now! Box Canyon continues to fish well. We recommend trying a double nymph set up like a Golden Stone and dropping a Red Copper John. Drakes are about done, but we’re starting to see a few Stone Flies. Going lower? Use Caddis, PMD’s or Drakes. The Railroad Ranch is fishing really well. We’ve had quite a few veteran anglers tell us it’s fishing (in their humble opinion) like it did 20 years ago. Lots of fish for your patient, determined angler. Try Caddis and Brown Drakes. The Upper Section of the Henry’s Fork is still generating great fishing. Try Golden Chernobyl and nymphs. Stop in to one of our fly shops for current sizes and color patterns or give us a call.  Clients yesterday netted 25-30 fish by noon! Lower Henry’s Fork try PMD’s, Green Drake, Caddis and...
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Posted by on in News
Recent research by the Henry’s Fork Foundation and Idaho Fish and Game biologists shows that there are currently more Rainbow trout in the Box Canyon stretch of the Henry’s Fork then there has been since the 1970’s. A few major factors they believe contribute to the increase of Rainbows is due to a large number of two-year old fish spawned in 2011, the increased water flow from the Island Park Dam from the 2011-2012 winter, and possibly due to the increased fish production from the Buffalo River. Whatever the case, biologists believe there are 6,200 fish per mile, plus or minus 500. Stop in to one of our conveniently located fly shops in either Island Park or Ashton, Idaho to get hooked up with the right flies to take on Box Canyon.  Right now you’ll want to have some Golden Stones, Green Drakes, Rubber Legs and Caddis. If you’re interested in a guided...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
According to the calendar, summer has officially begun! Here's to great weather, big hungry trout and enjoying those late evening summer hatches! And here's what to expect while out on the river: Henry's Fork Fly Fishing Report: Box Canyon still has a few Golden Stones, but nymphing still remains good or try running dry hoppers. The Golden Stones are out in Cardiac Canyon and you can also try Mayfly nymphs, Copper John's and Pheasant tail nymphs. Check out our recent blog on the record number of rainbow trout in Box Canyon. More than any other year since the 1970's! Also, the Railroad Ranch opened last weekend and Green Drakes are starting to come off in good numbers. Warm River to Ashton – Golden Stones are out and also a bunch caddis. Lower section – Grey and Green Drakes, lots of caddis and few PMD’s. At this point the fish are a little...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
If you’ve never been to Cave Falls on Fall River, or if it’s been a few years, I highly recommend a day trip to this spectacular area for either a picnic, day hike or fishing. Cave Falls is located in the southwestern boundary of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. You can get there by following the road east of Ashton, Idaho, State road 47. The falls are about 23 miles from Ashton. We recently took kids to the area for a fun day hike and picnic, and of course for some fishing. The day proved extremely productive. Not only did we enjoy the gorgeous scenery and exploring the beauties this corner of the world offers, but we also caught a lot of fish! Nothing large in size by any means, but it was one of those days where you couldn’t throw your line in the water and know a fish would...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
What’s Happening Now on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River?  The Henry’s Fork is fishing really well! We’re in between hatches as the Salmon flies were a bit early this year and just finished up. They’re currently biting Caddis & PMD’s and a few Golden Stones.  The Golden stones should be picking up soon, so watch out for them.  We’ve been catching a lot of nice size fish so far, and plenty of them!  Last week one client caught a 27 inch Brown on the lower section.  Sweet! What’s Up Next for the Henry's Fork?   As we enjoy the Golden Stones picking up, we will also eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Green Drake’s. Within the next week or so, we believe you’ll start to see them come off in good numbers and then progressively increase in numbers on the lower Henry’s Fork. About the same time this is happening...
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Posted by on in News
You got the boat, the rod, reel, and the fly to match the hatch.  Now a shuttle!?  Why not get your shuttle taken care of where you buy flies?  We have tens of thousands of flies in each of our fly shops on top of that, all the top brands in Fly Fishing & our fly shops are right on the Henry's Fork & Teton River.  TRR Outfitters' River Shuttle Service offers fly fisherman & local outfitters an easy, safe, and reliable way to shuttle vehicles downriver.  We have been in business since the late 1920's and have been providing shuttles for our guides since 1974.  We now offer this Henry's Fork Shuttle Service from our Ashton Fly Shop; however, you can schedule a Henry's Fork Shuttle from any of our four fly shops in East Idaho (Island Park's Orvis Fly Shop, Driggs Fly Shop, & in Warm River) Prices are...
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Posted by on in Travel
Yes, we love to fish. Of course when we go fishing our intention is to catch fish, why else would we be doing it? Right!? Over time, I have come to realize that there are just a few 'fish in a lifetime' one can remember.  But, all the other experiences pertaining to that fishing trip which did not produce the most memorable fish can sometimes be the most memorable. Maybe it is the luck of being on the South Fork of the Snake River when the Franklin Gulls are coming up the river chasing Salmon Flies and the river starts boiling with rising fish at the same time. Sometimes the people you meet at the lodge during your stay becomes close friends. What about the quick nature walk off the water and you see the endangered Fairy’s Slipper Orchid? What about the international trip that takes you to a new country...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Idaho
ahh, January.  Spending time in nature makes one start to pay attention to the surroundings. Have you ever been on the river fishing when all of a sudden every fish in the river is up and feeding and then, hour later the biggest hail storm comes through and shuts it down? How about bonefishing when every single fish or school of fish are running and not eating, then the next day the wind blows so hard you can’t stand up on the bow? Spending time observing the locals of Teton Valley, Idaho is much the same.  The locals are aware of the weather as much as they are aware of the day of the week.  We live the weather.  When the forecast was calling for 10 to 20 below zero temps in the mountains, the fly tying materials were selling off the wall at our Driggs shop.  Our favorite locals were...
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Posted by on in News
We would like to introduce our new fly fishing blog on TRRoutfitters.com.  We are here to bring you a series of stories, reviews, travel recommendations, and a whole lot more.  We love to fly fish and will do our best to bring you info worth reading.  Our reviews will come from a fly fishing guide's perspective and will give you the honest truth about the products we love and some that we don't. We invite you to subscribe, leave a comment and say hello.  Thank you for your support!   Sincerely, Chad Allen Three Rivers Ranch & TRRoutfitters.com...
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Posted by on in Product Reviews
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  Here are Ten Perfect Christmas and Holiday Gifts you won't want to miss: Thinking about that special angler in your life this holiday season? TRRoutfitters.com & Three Rivers Ranch are here to help make gift giving easy with FREE SHIPPING, great suggestions and these Ten Hot Gifts!  In your search for the perfect fly fishing gift, we suggest browsing our online store or giving us a call at (208) 652-3008.  Our experienced fly shop managers would be happy to help you with any questions or suggestions to help make this shopping season easy and fun for you!   Here are just a few items we believe will bring a big smile! In no specific order:   Hardy Zenith 907-4 Fly rod.  A 9 foot, 7 weight Fly Rod The Zenith series of rods uses Hardy and Grey’s SINTRIX material. The Zenith rods are user-friendly, boast outstanding performance, and have...
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Idaho the movie
Three Rivers Ranch owner, Lonnie Allen featured in "Idaho, the Movie." Three Rivers Ranch recently had the opportunity to be featured in a documentary that premiered this past weekend called Idaho, the Movie. The one-hour television, “Planet Earth” style documentary is about ‘one of America’s most spectacular and least known states’. The movie features well known places and hidden treasures throughout the Gem State. Lonnie Allen and Three Rivers Ranch guides, Todd Allen, Paul Beckley, BJ Gerhart, Eric Grigg, and Tim Trafton helped row the crew of Wide Eye Productions down the famed South Fork of the Snake River, which is one of the locations featured in the film. Three Rivers guests Susan McDowell and David Wright, as well as Shellie Blanchard also lent their fly fishing skills to the film shoot. The crew was able to capture breathtaking scenes along with some fun fly fishing footage.  Lonnie also had the...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
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Fly Fishing the Henry's Fork of the Snake River The Henry's Fork of the Snake River is still fly fishing quite well.  If you're looking for a little fall fly fishing in Idaho, the Henry's Fork of the Snake River should be high on your list. Streamers are working late evening and early morning.  Blue Winged Olives are sporatic, but effective as well.  Your best best is the old & reliable dry/ dropper technique.   Skip Mullen, a veteran Three Rivers Ranch fly fishing guide with Jack R. on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River just below Chester.  This amazing Brown Trout was 24 inches and weighed an impressive 7 1/2 pounds.  Be sure to stop by our Lower Henry's Fork Fly Shop in Ashton or our Driggs Fly Shop in Teton Valley Lower Henry's Fork Fly Shop in Ashton, Idaho:  (208) 652-3008 Henry's Fork Fly Shop in Island Park, Idaho:...
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All New Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rod
Review of the New Orvis Helios 2 Fly Rods!  Pre Order one Today! The newest fly rod from Orvis is another amazingly lightweight, yet powerful fly rod. The Helios 2 fly rod far surpasses its predecessor, the original Helios fly rod. So the question is: What is so good about this new Helios 2 Fly Rod? It’s lighter. In your hand, it is perfectly balanced and has a 20% reduction in swing weight (compared with the original Helios Fly Rod). It’s Stronger. Orvis has a new proprietary material that is integrated into the tip of the fly rod to increase its strength to impact without adding weight. This translates to a nearly 100% stronger tip, at least that’s what the folks at Orvis told me! So bring on the Chuck n’ Duck streamers! It’s Powerful & Smooth. Orvis redesigned the tapers on the Helios 2 Fly Rod so that the fly...
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Trout TVs Rich Birdsell  TRR Nick Minor
Trout TV features Three Rivers Ranch, fly fishing the Henry's Fork & Teton River. Three Rivers Ranch recently had the opportunity to host producer, Bob Asbury and Rich Birdsell from Trout TV. TroutTV, is a syndicated show airing weekly on about 35 stations throughout the upper northwest. The show travels to some of North America’s most coveted fishing locations and destinations. Three Rivers Ranch, having access to many of these legendary rivers, not to mention offering world class fly fishing accommodations and service will be featured on an upcoming TroutTV episode in their 2013 season. Three Rivers guide, Nick Minor had the opportunity to guide Bob and Rich during their stay.  They hit the renowned Upper Henry’s Fork of the Snake and also the famed Teton River. These rivers were productive and offered some beautiful scenery and great fishing for Rich. Both men particularly enjoyed their day on the lower Teton,...
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Feed the fish in Warm River, Idaho
Fun Things To Do Around Yellowstone: Feed The Fish In Warm River Have you ever driven along highway 47 and stopped to feed the fish in Warm River, Idaho? Each year thousands of people stop along the observation deck and enjoy feeding large, hungry trout. The experience is unique and exciting. But many may not know how this unique tradition started. In the 1920's, Fred and Berta Lewies built a store and auto service station in the tiny town of Warm River, where they homesteaded and began what is now Three Rivers Ranch. Without electricity, Fred and Berta constructed a wooden box and placed it into the cold water of Warm River to keep milk, soda, and other fresh items cool. Fred and Berta would often stand on the box and throw bread or left over popcorn from the convenience store into the river to fish below. As trout numbers increased,...
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Posted by on in Fly Fishing Reports
Three Rivers Ranch guide Nick Minor showing off a Huge Henrys Fork Brown Trout
Mid-Late August 2012 Grasshoppers are hoppin’ on Idaho’s most famous rivers! South Fork of the Snake River Fly Fishing Report I had a chance to visit with Sam, a Three Rivers Ranch guide yesterday about fishing conditions on the beautiful South Fork of the Snake River. Sam shared that from Palisades Dam to Byington, the South Fork is really fishing well. He noted that with summer still in full swing, it’s not a bad idea to head out early, as the river gets pretty crowded in the afternoon. Any angler wanting to enjoy a productive day will want to throw Caddis, PMD’s and Nymph Droppers right now. He also mentioned they’re starting to look up for grasshopper’s, so be ready because once they start on grasshoppers - it’s game on. The Teton River Fly Fishing Report If you’re planning a trip to the Teton Basin, you’re in for a great day...
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The Ashton Reservoir Boat Access will be closed Thursday, July 26 2012.  The Idaho Fish & Game will be making some much needed improvement on the parking lot.  They will be sealing the parking the entire day. If you need to fish, we recommend fishing Box Canyon, Harriman Ranch, or the Upper section of the South Fork....
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Fly Fishing 101 Class in Idaho:  Learn how to fly fish for free! by Chad J. Allen, of TRRoutfitters.com Fly Fishing can be an intimidating thing for many people. All the gear, flies, knots, waders, and so on can get confusing. The truth is, you can take out a large part of the (for lack of a better word) BS. After all, it's supposed to be fun! Fly fishing is not just for grandpa, dad, or for uncle Chad. It's fun for the whole family. If you're traveling to Yellowstone National Park, visiting Jackson Hole, or simply live in East Idaho stop by one of our shops for our FREE FLY FISHING 101 CLASS! In the most recent Fly Fishing 101 Class, we recruited head guide Doug Gibson and senior guide Cliff Weisse to teach the basics to two classes of 10 promising anglers. These two Orvis Endorsed fly fishing...
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Close to the Bechler Ranger Station
Hiking, camping, and fishing in Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner. Two amazing hikes starting at the Bechler Ranger Station. By Chad J. Allen, of TRRoutfitters.com When someone mentions the word “Yellowstone” it brings up many connotations of Old Faithful, Bison, fly-fishing, and many other fun things to do and places to see in Yellowstone National Park, the oldest national park in America. Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner is in the southwest corner of Yellowstone and home to some of the tallest waterfalls, open meadows, and some breathtaking vistas in the park. Accessing the Yellowstone’s Cascade Corner is through the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway (Hwy 47) from Ashton, Idaho. The lodge at Three Rivers Ranch in Warm River, Idaho is only about 20 miles to the Bechler Ranger Station. After reaching the station, there are many trails to take. This will explore the hike into the Bechler Meadows, Bechler Canyon, and Dunanda Falls. Planning in advance...
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Lonnie Allen, Owner of Three Rivers Ranch, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge in Idaho
5 reasons to book a fly fishing trip with Three Rivers Ranch & TRRoutfitters.com. Having grown up in a family ran fly fishing business, I have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to deliver a top notch, world class experience when it comes to a guided fly fishing vacation. I also know what people should expect and how they should be treated when they decide to book a fly fishing vacation or day trip. My mother has been the owner and operator of Three Rivers Ranch since 1987. My great grandparents Fred and Berta Lewies homesteaded and started the Warm River Inn and Rendezvous Dance Hall in Warm River, Idaho in the 1920's. The business grew into a small resort area with a café, dance hall, cabins, a train stop for tourists headed to Yellowstone National Park and... fishing gear and tackle. In 1974, my grandparents Harry and Lillian Lewies approached...
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Henry's Fork Fishing Report The Salmon Fly is here in full swing, along with several other flies.  We have seen a lot of dry fly action along the entire stretch of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River.  The Henry's Fork general season opener is this weekend May 26, 2012.  There are several places where fish have been gorging themselves on Salmon flies and other things.  Box has been fishing well, but in typical Box fashion your best bet is a nymph setup; the Salmon fly nymphs are crawling in the evening.  Ashton up to Riverside, we've seen (some) Flavs, Blue Winged Olives, Crane flies, Yellowsallies, Midges (early), and Spinners (late).  Golden Stone's are coming soon. If you're planning to fly fish the Henry's Fork from Chester to Fun Farm: try Salmon Flies, Blue Winged Olives, Flavs, Midges, Crane Flies, and most of the same flies I listed from Ashton up. It...
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Salmon Flies Have Arrived on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. The Salmon Flies have arrived on the Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Idaho. Today Three Rivers Ranch guide Nick Minor, and guest Allison, sent in these pictures while fly fishing on the lower section of the river just below Ashton. The salmon flies have  arrived a bit early compared to last year. The early arrival is partly due to the spring runoff and the warmer temperatures we're enjoying. If you are interested in some salmon fly fishing, be sure to call us at (208) 354-1200 or drop in to our Teton Valley Fly Shop in Driggs, or our Henry's Fork Orvis Fly Shop in Island Park to schedule your guided fly fishing trip today! Visit our TRRoutfitters fly fishing blog!    ...
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Old Fly Fishing Picture.  Three Rivers Ranch, Idaho
A Breif Historical look of Three Rivers Ranch, TRRoutftters in the 1930's Three Rivers Ranch (then called Fred's Place) in Warm River, Idaho in the late 1920's through the 1960's was a popular tourist destination for many Yellowstone bound tourists.  The Union Pacific's Yellowstone Special was a summer only route starting in Pocatello and ended in West Yellowstone, Montana.  The line was completed in 1913 and stopped operation in 1965.  Less than nine years after the Yellowstone Special ended, Three Rivers Ranch was born in 1974 under the leadership of Harry Lewies (Fred Lewies' son).  In 1987, Harry Lewies' daughter, Lonnie Allen, bought the operation and continues its long tradition of making lasting memories for tourist and fly-fishing enthusiasts at Three Rivers Ranch - Orvis Endorsed Lodge, outfitting guide service, and TRRoutfitters fly shops (Teton Valley Fly Shop in Driggs & Henry's Fork Fly Shop in Island Park) TRRoutfitters Fly Fishing Blog >>...
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The Henry's Fork Foundation Research & Recovery (R&R) Raffle helps that support vital projects that conserve and restore the legendary fisheries of the Henry's Fork of the Snake River. Purchase a bundle of 10-tickets for $80 as soon as possible, you will have an opportunity to win the grand prize of what the Henry's Fork Foundation is calling "Fall on the Fork", a six day guided fly fishing vacation, that will start here at our Orvis Endorsed Lodge, Three Rivers Ranch. There are five more prizes, Henry's Fork Foundation >>. Purchase Your Tickets Now! >> The drawing will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012 Purchase Your Henry's Fork Raffle Tickets Now! >> Drawing takes place on Thursday, May 17, 2012 TRRoutfitters Fly Fishing Blog >>    ...
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