This ought to get your blood up for some fly fishing. From Mark Coffey NFF Trailer VimeoFeb2014

Lyle ‘K’ Kunz, 79, of Driggs, Idaho passed away in his sleep Friday March 7th, 2014. He was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on February 28, 1935 to Alma and Mary Kunz  He was the youngest of six children. At the age of six, his parents built a fishing lodge on the banks of the Teton River, known as Alma’s Lodge. His summers were spent at the lodge where his love for hunting and fishing began. At age 10 he began his career as a fishing guide, poling a 16 foot johnboat.   Some of his dearest friends were those with whom he worked on the river and those he guided.  Among those he guided were many celebrities and other famous people, including supreme court judges, professional athletes, olympians and coaches.  He was featured in Sports Illustrated along with his father, and twice was filmed for ESPN.   His love for the Teton River never diminished throughout his life.  He  volunteered for many organizations whose mission was the preservation of the river.  Each summer he could be found fishing or guiding on the river, enjoying both equally.   He continued this career each summer until age 75. He also taught LDS seminary as well as Social Studies, Government, and German in high school and junior high.  In his later life he worked as a security guard. He served a mission for the LDS Church in the West German Mission.   In February 1958 in Salt Lake City he met his eternal companion, Gisela Hundt and was sealed to her for time and all eternity in the Idaho Falls Temple on November 28, 1958. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served in many capacities and callings in his life. He is survived by his wife, Gisela; sons Mark (Debra)Kunz of Germany, Eric (Trisha)Kunz of Rigby, Idaho, Laurel(Chris) Briggs of Rigby, Idaho, a brother, Laron (Loraine) Kunz, Sisters Jan Robson,  Donna(Don) Seville, as well as 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alma and Mary Kunz, Brothers Bruce Kunz, Ross Kunz, and brother-in-law Dale Robson, and a Grandson Bryce.

  We’ve Got Plenty of Water If you were wondering about water conditions in Idaho, take a look at the map of Idaho above.  Data provided by the USGS. Teton Valley Lodge is located in the Henry’s Fork, Teton area of the map.  Our rivers are affected by this area and the Snake Basin above Palisades area.

The Ashton Dam raise alternative from the Henry’s Fork Basin Study is represented by the light blue coloration in the image above.  The reservoir elevation would be raised 28 feet.  The upper reach of the new reservoir level would extend to the old bridge abutments shortening the Warm River section of the Henry’s Fork by just over a mile.  The proposed timeline for the Ashton Dam raise is 8 to 25 years.  

A little vintage Box Canyon for you.  

Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam

These photos were sent to us from our friends over at Friends of the Teton River.  They were taken by Frank and Craig Head.  If you have been in the narrows, you will notice a big difference in the way it now looks.  The canyon wall scaring is obviously not there prior to the dam breaking.  Also, there a surprising number of trees along the river.  A very cool look into the past.

Want to get out on the Teton river and catch some great fish on dry flies?  Give us a call for your unique experience on the narrows of the Teton.

Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the DamPhotos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam

Photos of Teton River Narrows Before the Dam

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