The Weber river is a popular place for Utah fly fishing guides to take their clients. It is a pleasant river that fishes well, and is home to some very large feisty fish. Today we followed suit and took a group of five to the Weber for a morning of fly fishing. We arrived at the river around 9:00 a.m. and things started out a little slow. As the morning progressed fish began to be caught, and smiles began to appear. There wasn’t a single dominant fly today. It was one of those days that almost every fish took a different fly. This is a good sign that the fish in the Weber are hungry and prefer a good drifted fly over the perfect imitation. When we left the river around 2:00 p.m. the fish were still biting. We fished near Wanship in the artificial only section. This section between Rockport and Echo reservoirs is a well known stretch of river so get there early to beat the angler hatch!

Flies that worked today:

Rainbow Warrior
Red Zebra Midge
Cased Caddis
Sow Bug

Today’s flows were: 180 cfs


The Weber River below Echo Reservoir is currently running high and a little off color. Nothing unusual for this time of year, but because of these conditions trout are holding in slow to medium currents near the shore where they can escape the swift moving water. Today we fished from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.. In the morning we had a lot of luck nymph fishing with cased caddis patterns, Rainbow Warriors, and Sow Bugs. In the afternoon Rainbow Warriors and Sow Bugs dominated until around 6 when we switched to dry flies.
PMDs were hatching in the evening and trout were readily taking well drifted PMD dries. Today was a warn, rainy summer day filled with rafters and tubers. There were a lot of people enjoying the river today, but we only saw a few other fishermen. We caught a lot of fish on top and bottom and I would recommend fishing this stretch of river to anyone that is comfortable fishing high water. Utah fly fishing is great this time of year and that includes the Weber River.

Flies that worked today:

Nymphs:

Cased Caddis
Rainbow Warrior
Sow Bug

Dries:

Parachute PMD (size 16)

Today’s flows were: 470 cfs


Fishing on the Weber River is really starting to pick up. Fish are holding in all the usual places, seams, runs, pools, and everywhere that appears fishy. Large caddis swarms appeared in the early afternoon today, and although dry flies weren’t producing well, subsurface caddis larva and pupa patterns worked well. The flows still haven’t increased so the river is easy to wade and fish between Echo and Rockport reservoirs. Trout are willing to take a large variety of nymphs if presented properly.

Flies that worked today include:

Graphic Caddis
Cased Caddis
Pheasant Tail
Sow Bug

Today’s flows released from Rockport Reservoir were: 70 cfs

Flows have started to increase below Echo and the river is becoming harder to fish, so stay above Echo reservoir on your next Utah fly fishing adventure.

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