Paul Hoelscher

No matter your skill level, everyone in Paul’s boat is guaranteed to have a great day–learning, laughing, and becoming a better angler.

Paul has spent the last 10 years guiding, exploring, and mastering the fisheries of Southeast Idaho. He is a seasoned, patient, and successful teacher with a proven track record. Paul’s comprehensive knowledge of fish, insects, birds, wildlife, and flora enables his clients to enjoy every facet of the river.

Paul is from Conway, Arkansas where he grew up fly fishing the White River system in the Ozark Mountains. Paul was fortunate to find his calling early in life–he’s been fanatical about catching fish since the age of 2. At age 11 Paul began fly fishing and tying his own flies. His summers in college were spent guiding and fishing Colorado, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park. Paul spent the last 10 years guiding at Henry’s Fork Angler’s, and is thrilled to bring his passion and knowledge to the South Fork Lodge.

Favorite Fly:

Rave Runner

Favorite Piece of Equipment:

Bilge Pump

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Our guides range from grizzled vets who can find trout in the most unlikely of places, to fresh-faced instructors who can offer our guests and clients unique experiences on the South Fork. Regardless of who you fish with, our guides will help you find and catch the South Fork’s fabled wild trout.

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