Utah Fly Fishing: Specials, Tips & Tricks

Provo River: Winter and Spring Fly Fishing Tips.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

TIPS for winter/spring fly fishing in Utah.

1.  The single biggest key to enjoying your time on the river is good gear.  A four layer upper and two layer lower work best.  Start with a a good heavy weight base layer, followed by a light to mid weight zip neck.  For the bottom keep it simple: another heavy, quality base layer with a pair of good heavy fleece pants will keep you warm.  Don’t forget a good pair of ski socks, beanie and a pair of fleece fingerless gloves.  A good pair of polarized sun glasses can help you see river structure and fish.

2.  Finding fish in the winter can be one of the most challenging aspects of the sport of fly fishing.  Trout tend to hold in slower deeper holes and and when there’s one fish, there’s going to be several.

3.  Keep your flies small and simple.  Some of the better winter fly patterns are Zebra Midge, Disco Midge, Barr Emerger, Parachute Adams, Sow Bugs.  Also, make sure you have a few egg patterns because the Rainbow Trout are notorious for eating eggs during the colder months.

4.  The annual Spring Blue Wing Olive (BWO) hatch starts around the last week of February and runs into May.  The BWO is a small mayfly that ranges in sizes from #22 – #16 and have a grayish olive body.  This time of year is a great time to catch your Trophy trout.

5.  Early morning are normally the slowest fishing of the day during the early Spring.  With the least insect activity and colder temps, the fish are less active.  As the day progresses and the weather and water warms, insect become more active as do the fish.

6.  Don’t leave fish to find fish.  The Provo River has an average of 3,500 fish per square mile so make sure you fish your run as effective as possible.  Change your flies, change weight, walk up and out two steps to cover more water.  A good fisherman is one the thinks outside the box and adapts to different situations.


KSL Wednesday Child with Wasatch Guide Service

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Wasatch Guide Service joined up with KSL news for the latest episode of Wednesday Child. Olive was a great kid and we hope he finds a good home.


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July 4th – Fly Fishing Special – Free WGS hat.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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