Archive for February, 2011

Utah Fly Fishing Report: Lower Provo River Nymphing

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Lower Provo (Below Deer Creek)

The Lower Provo is running higher now then it usually does this time of year.  Utah has experienced a great amount of snow this winter season.  Because of the anticipated runoff this Spring, they have to adjust water flows often.  Be careful when crossing the river and make sure you know where to cross.  We are soon going to start seeing  BLUE WINGS so make sure your box is loaded with emerges and adults.  Hope to see you on the water.

Streamflow: 397 CFS

Primary Hatch: Midge Larva (#16 – #20) Disco Midge (#22 – #16) Zebra Midge (#22 – #16)  Sow Bug (#20 – #14)

Best Techniques: Fish are holding in deep slow moving water.  Deep nymph rigs are often the best type of rigs to run this time of year.  Don’t rule out fish being stacked in faster moving water such as riffles, drop offs and seams.  If you are just wanting to fish the dry, keep you eyes open to slow slick moving water. 

Best Flies: Midge (18-20), Zebra Midge (16-24), Sow Bugs (18-22), Disco Midge (18-20) JuJu Baetis (18-16) Eggs (14-16)