Right now is a great time to fly fish the Middle Provo. The spawn is coming on and the browns are becoming very aggressive and their coloration is amazing! Some of the biggest fish of the year are currently being caught on the Middle. There are daily BWO hatches, and the large October Caddis are buzzing in the air daily. There are great opportunities for dry fly fishing, and nymphing is still produces great numbers of fish.

Today we started by fishing near River Road in the Heber Valley. It was a typical October Saturday with the river crawling with fishermen, but like always the fish handled the pressure very well. We nymphed from 8:30 this morning until around 12:30. The fly of the morning was the San Juan worm, both red and brown. We caught an occasional fish on a two-toned zebra (red and black), but the worm out produced everything else we tried by far.

This afternoon we moved up river toward the dam where we found aggressive fish that were keying in on small BWO nymphs. Some very nice fish were caught and it proved to be a great day on the river.

Flies that worked today:

San Juan Worm
Zebra Midge
Iron Lotus BWO (sizes 20-22)
Dragon Warrior (sizes 20-22)

Today’s flows were: 180 cfs

Fly fishing the Lower Provo is currently going well. This morning we fished just below the campgrounds near Deer Creek. We arrived at 9 am and fished until around 11:30 pm. Fishing didn’t pick up until around 11:30 when we had a very good spirt of catching fish. All of the fish caught today were from 11:30 until 12:30. We fished a standard nymph rig with heavy split shot and tiny flies. In fact the fly of the day was a small sow bug fished very deep. The weather held out good for us and it was a fun productive day on the river.

Flies that worked today:

Rainbow Sow Bug (size 18)

Today’s flows were: 565 cfs

Today I had the opportunity to guide Paul Murray from Jupiter, Florida on the Lower Provo. We started fishing around 8:30 in the morning, but things didn’t get hot until around 11:00. We caught fish on sow bugs and caddis larva for the next two hours when we finished around 1:00. The Lower Provo is running slightly off color, so I prefer to fish a bright attractor nymph as a lead fly, and a trailer nymph that is less flashy and more realistic. The lead fly catches the attention of the fish, and once their eyes are turned on the tandem rig the fish then choose the fly that is most appealing. This was an affective method today, and Paul landed some very nice trout.

The fall weather is having an affect on the fishing by making the river system less stable. Some days the bite turns on early, and others late. Time on the river should be spent searching different water types with a variety of small nymphs. There are still decent PMD hatches occurring, and caddis still abound so dry fly opportunities can still be found. Fall can offer some of the years best fishing. Don’t wait until next year to book your next fly fishing Utah adventure.

Flies that worked today:

Green Rock Worm (size 18)

Sow bug (size 18)

Today’s flows were: ~ 500 cfs


The Middle Provo is still fishing fantastically! Today Utah fly fishing guides took their client to the river from 7:30 until 11:30, and all but one of the fish caught were caught on cased caddis patterns. A storm was moving in on us, but the morning remained pleasant while we were there. We only saw a few fish rise all morning, but the subsurface action was great. We nymphed deep in runs and pools, and there were plenty of willing fish that made the morning enjoyable. We decided to leave at just the right time. Around 11:30 the wind really picked up and rain started to fall. The storm continued until around 4:00 in the afternoon, so it was a good choice not to try and wait out this storm. Be prepared for rainy weather throughout the month of August.

Flies that caught fish today:

Cased Caddis
Green Rock Worm

Today’s flows were: 330 cfs

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

Fly fishing on the Middle Provo continues to produce fish caught on PMD nymphs. Most patterns fished in sizes 14 through 18 that resemble mature PMD nymphs (dark wingcase) are catching fish. Trout are feeding steadily throughout the day, and are willing to hit a well drifted nymph. All water types are producing fish, but larger fish are often hiding in deep pockets, or along deep seems where the current is not to swift. As summer rolls along fish seek out cooler water temps where they can rest from exhaustive swimming routines. Look for them in deep water that is not moving too swiftly, but not entirely devoid of some food carrying current. As insects become more active during the day, trout of all sizes will search out food more aggressively. At these times trout can be caught in riffles, runs, and pools. In other words don’t get stuck only fishing deep pools because large trout often move into other water types to feed.

Flies that caught fish today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
PMD Iron Lotus

Today’s flows were: 355 cfs

The upper Middle Provo near River Road continues to fish well as the summer rolls along. Trout are aggressively feeding on subsurface food items throughout most of the day, and nymphing continues to be the most productive way to take fish. Surface feeding occurs sporadically during daylight hours and a variety of mayfly and caddis dry flies should be carried along so you are ready to match any hatch that may occur while you are on the river. Caddis dry flies (Sizes 16-18) have been working in the morning and evening, and PMDs (Size 16) continue to hatch in the late morning and afternoon. Trout on the Middle Provo can be very picky so be prepared to change flies quickly until you find what the fish are focusing on.

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Iron Lotus PMD
Green Rock Worm

Today’s flows were: 345 cfs

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The Middle Provo is still fishing well, and today the fly pattern of choice proved to be the cased caddis (pictured above). From around 10:00 until 2:30 the fishing was good. There were no hatches during this time of day, but a few fish were seen rising to adult caddis skittering the water’s surface. Nymph fishing with split shot and an indicator proved to be the best tactic for taking trout. Justin from Utah Pro Fly Fishing shows how to set up an indicator rig. Indicator nymph fishing is a great way to take trout on the Provo River year round.

Flies that worked today:

Cased Caddis
Splitback PMD Emerger

Today’s flows were: 335 cfs

Today Utah Pro Fly Fishing Guides were on the river with their clients from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. The morning fished fair with a handful of average sized fish brought to net. In the afternoon the fishing picked up and some very nice fish were landed. Today the PMD hatch was not as thick as it has been in recent days, but the fish were still feeding heavily below the surface on PMD nymph imitations. Take mind that summer afternoons are full of rafters, tubers, and kayakers, some of which are highly out of control so watch upstream to stay safe. Luckily the fish see enough traffic that it doesn’t affect the fishing. Caddis hatches in the evening are also thickening up so take along your dry fly box for top water action in the evenings.

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD emerger
Green Rock Worm
Zebra Midge

Flows today were: 640 cfs

The PMD hatch is in full swing on the middle Provo with strong hatches occurring every day. Depending on the stretch of the river, the hatch occurs at different times. Today we fished above River Road, close to Jordanelle Dam, and the hatch started around 2:30 in the afternoon. The PMD adults are large (sizes 14 and 16) and causing a stir among the trout. Fish can be caught all day long on PMD nymph patterns, and dry fly fishing is the strongest in the afternoon. ¬†Caddis larva and pupa patterns are also working well throughout the day on all stretches of the middle Provo. Caddis adult imitations can be used to take fish in the early evening. Trout love to chase and hammer skittering caddis on the water’s surface so prepare for some very explosive takes! Fly fishing on Utah rivers is great during the summer months, book your guided trip soon!

Flies that worked today:

Splitcase PMD Emerger
Iron Lotus PMD
Green Rock Worm

Today’s flows were: 387 cfs

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