The weather is now really starting to warm up with today and the next two days anticipated to reach the upper 80′s low90′s. However, after getting out this morning it is apparent that the fly fishing on the Middle Provo is not as hot… yet. All four of our clients fished the Middle today and had success.

The flies that worked today were:

Splitcase PMD emergers
Green Rock Worms
Green Caddis Larva
midge emergers

The water-temp today was: 50 degrees
The Flows were: 490 cfs

There were very few adults insects out today. We saw a few little sally stoneflies buzzing around, but hatches were very sparse. We checked out a seine sample and found cased caddis and mature PMD nymphs to be dominant. We also saw a few green drake nymphs that were large, dark, and will soon be hatching. With word buzzing around that the middle Provo green drakes are starting to hatch, the river is getting more attention, but those looking for the large mayflies above the River Road Bridge were disappointed today. The grape-vine says they are hatching in the Charleston area, but we have yet to confirm the rumors. It is getting that time of year where PMD’s and green drakes abound from morning to late afternoon, and caddis take over the evenings. Golden stone hatches will follow in the coming weeks, and the summer will be rolling. We are hoping that flows stabilize and drop some soon in preparation for our major summer-time hatches.

Good luck on your next trout fishing Utah adventure!

The green drake hatch is on at many of Utah’s small streams. Today we fished Current Creek which is located about 45 minutes from Heber City near Strawberry Reservoir. From 9:30 until noon the fishing was slow with only a few willing to take a drake nymph. By noon the drake hatch was on, but as it began, so did the wind. Huge gusts ripped down the canyon which made for difficult casting. We managed to get a few takes on top, but the wind truly made things difficult. We then decided to leave Current Creek and fish the lower Provo to salvage the day and escape the wind. This proved to be a wise decision. From 3:30 Until 7:00 the fish were willing to eat tiny flies like we had hoped. Once again the Green Rock Worm dominated the catch. Our client Greg hooked into a fish of a lifetime (20+ inch rainbow) that fought hard and long just to spit the hook moments before it was to be netted. Fly fishing in Utah is great right now, and it will continue to be for months to come!

Flies that caught fish today:

Current Creek:
Green Drake Quigley Cripple
Green Drake Nymph
Frenchie

Lower Provo:
Splitcase PMD Emerger
Zebra Midge
Green Rock Worm

Lower Provo Flows: 600 cfs

Went out on a full day fly fishing trips on the Lower Provo, which is a great fly fishing river on June 17 and June 18.  The flows are surprisingly low, it was nice fishing.

Our guides helped our clients Catch fish in utah on the following:

Splitback PMD’s

Sows

Black and Red Midges

Today was a lot like yesterday, except it took a little longer for the fishing to heat up. For the first couple of hours we struggled to find the right flies. After we landed our first fish we pumped it’s stomach and realized that anything above a size 18 probably wasn’t going to catch fish. The fish we pumped has a few teeny tiny midge larva and that’s it. We changed accordingly by fishing small midge patterns and small mayfly emerger patterns, all of which caught fish. Long steady drifts were required, but we soon found our rhythm and caught some nice fish. We fished pine run and just below it. There are a lot on nice fish in this section. Today the river was once again not that crowded. We saw a few other groups of people and all appeared to be catching fish and having a good time.

Flies that caught fish today:

Splitback PMD Emerger (sizes: 18-20)
Bead Thorax BWO Emerger (size 18)
Barr Emerger (sizes 18-20)
Green Rock Worm (Size 18)

Today’s Flows were: 400 cfs

Contact us for your guided Utah fly fishing trip!

Fishing on the lower Provo is HOT! We were on the river today from around 10:30 am until 5:30 this afternoon. Right when we arrived until about 1:00 the fishing was fast and some large fish were caught. Things slowed a little in the early afternoon, but then again by three the fishing had picked back up. The river is still flowing low and clear which made for some great fishing. The rainbows are super fat and football shaped, the browns are thick and feisty, and all the fish are healthy and hot wired! It is a great time of year to book a guided fly fishing trip on the Lower Provo.

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Zebra Midge
Green Rock Worm

Flows today were: 380 cfs

The lower Provo is currently fishing great. Our Utah fly fishing guides helped our clients catch fish from 7:00 am until 5:00. Every hour was productive, with a few occasional slow moments spread throughout the day. The average size fish was excellent, and the number of fish caught was high. They fished a standard indicator nymph rig that places their flies deep in the zone of the fish. The lower Provo gets a lot of pressure everyday, so these fish are smart. It is imperative to get perfect drag-free drifts in order catch the larger fish. If you fish the right depth with good drifts and the right flies, there are so many fish in the Lower Provo that you are bound to catch fish. For fly tying instructions on some of the Provo River’s more productive patterns visit flytying123.com.

Flies that caught fish today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Zebra Midge
Green Rock Worm
Sow Bug

Flows today were: 420 cfs

Trout fishing in Utah has been great lately, as it was today. We started fishing at about 2:3o this afternoon, and fishing was good clear until 8:00 when we wrapped up our day. Nymph fishing was productive since there were no hatches this afternoon. The day was sunny and bright when we started, but quickly progressed into a thunderstorm. As is often, the fishing actually got better as the weather got worse. There were few people on the river so we had free range of our preferred holes, and we landed some nice browns.

Flies that worked today:

San Juan Worm
Splitback PMD Emerger
Green Rock Worm

Flows today were: 515 cfs

North of Legacy Bridge in Midway fished really well today. The river is wadable and temperatures are increasing. Fish were occasionally rising to small mayflies, and they were very willing to eat well presented nymphs. A seine sample showed that caddis larva and PMD nymphs were abundant in shallow riffles. However, most of the fish caught today were pulled from deep runs and eddies. Trout were holding in usual places, and we were able to catch fish on larger flies (sizes 12-16) where as before they seemed to be keying in on smaller meals (sizes 16-20). This is a good sign, fish are becoming more and more active, and their feeding habits are similar to how they will be for the majority of the summer.

Flies that worked today:

Two-toned Surveyor (sizes 12-14)
Frenchy (Sizes 14-16)
Splitback PMD emerger (Sizes 16-18)

Flows today were: 360

The middle Provo produced much better results today. Things appear to be picking up each day. Utah fly fishing guides found success on a variety of caddis imitations, and small mayfly emergers. Most of the fish were found holding in the heads and tails of deep runs, and some were holding in mid-depth riffles. Hatches were once again very sparse, which isn’t rare for this time of year. Nymph fishing in Utah has been great lately, and will continue to be. The middle Provo is still flowing at a wadable depth.

Flies that worked today:

Green Rock Worm (pictured on the right)
Green Caddis Larva
Cased Caddis
Splitback PMD emerger
San Jan Worm

Today’s flows were: 340 cfs

Fly fishing in Utah is starting to pick up, good luck on your next trip!

Since the increase in flows over the last few weeks on the middle Provo, the San Juan Worm has been catching fish consistently. When flows increase there is more disturbance in the river system and more sediment enters the water. Consequently, more worms are knocked free and drift down stream to hungry trout. Flows have increases 200 cfs in the past three weeks, and as flows increase you now know the secret weapon for catching trout- worm patterns. Today Provo river fly fishing guides also helped their clients catch fish on caddis larva patterns and small mayfly nymphs. We are hitting a stretch of good nymph fishing that should continue until runoff ends in a month or so and flows stabilize; then we can expect excellent fishing on all stretches of the Provo River for months to come.

Flies that worked today:

San Juan Worm
Condom Worm
Splitback PMD emerger
Green Caddis larva

Today’s flows were: 330 cfs

If you are preparing to fly fish Utah rivers, learn productive fly patterns for this area at www.flytying123.com. Good luck!

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