Today we fished the Middle Provo from 11:30 to 3:30. Fish were aggressively taking dries when we first arrived, but soon after around 12:30 the risers diminished. Nymph fishing worked well all afternoon. Small BWO nymphs worked well, and once again some very nice sized fished were caught. This is a great time of year to fish, and a guided Utah Fly Fishing Trip is a great fall adventure!

Flies that worked today:

Dry Flies:

Foam Caddis (sizes 14 and 16)

Nymphs:

Dragon Warrior (sizes 20 and 22)
Iron Lotus BWO (sizes 20 and 22)

Today’s flows were: 180 cfs

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

Utah fly fishing guides fished the Middle Provo at three different locations today with their clients. We started early heading south of Legacy Bridge in Midway. Nymphing was slow in the morning, but fish were looking up at caddis dries. The most effective method of the morning was a dry-dropped set up with a tungsten beaded nymph below a size 14 foam caddis.

In the afternoon we drove across the road and fished north of Legacy Bridge. Nymphing was a little more productive, but caddis adults were skittering across the water’s surface all day long. Once again a dry-dropper rig produced good results.

Around 4:30 in the afternoon we decided to fish closer to the dam. We headed to the Bunny Farm and squeezed ourselves onto a good empty piece of river where the caddis hatch erupted around 6:30. Fish were rising to adults all over this hole! We proceeded to catch fish on dry flies until we could no longer see. Fish were munching both size 14 and 16 caddis imitations. It proved to be a productive day with a wonderful finish.

Flies that worked today:

Dry Flies:

Foam Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis

Nymphs:

Dragon Warrior
Copper John
Frenchie

Today’s Flows were: 189 cfs

When I picked up Mark, one of my clients for the day, from Park City the sky was dark grey and alive with bright flashes of gold and loud crashes of thunder. Hail and rain were falling and we both wondered what we were thinking. As we rounded the cut near Jordanelle Reservoir we noticed that the Heber Valley was awaiting us with clear skies. We began fishing around 9:00 and the catching began around 9:10. The day started off quickly with fish prefering a size 12 Hare’s Ear. I was a bit surprised since most of our fish on this stretch of river are rarely caught on flies larger than sixteens. The day continued to produce fish, but the bite turned to smaller flies which the Rainbow Warrior dominated. Fish were steadily caught until we left the river at 1:30. As we were leaving the wind picked up and the storm clouds began to roll in. This has been a common pattern this August, like every August in Utah, so the prefered time to fish is in the morning before afternoon storms roll in.

Flies that worked today:

Hare’s Ear
Rainbow Warrior
Red Zebra Midge

Today’s flows were: 347

For a guided Utah fly fishing trip contact us at Utah Pro Fly Fishing!

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

Today we fished the Middle Provo from 6:30 this morning until 11:30. We caught a few fish early by nymphing, and right around eight o’clock the sun came direclty into contact with the water’s surface and things picked up from there. From eight to nine we caught a good number of fish nymphing cased caddis patterns. Around nine there was a good number of fish rising to egg laying caddis adults. We switched to dries and proceeded to catch fish on top until eleven when everything seemed to shut down. We fished our dry fly caddis imitations dead drift, skittering, and on the swing, all of which caught fish. Trout were actively persuing caddis adults and many of our takes were explosive and extra aggressive. It was a very fun and productive morning.

For a guided fly fishing experience similar to this contact us at Utah Pro Fly Fishing!

Flies that caught fish today:

Nymphs:

Cased Caddis
Green Rock Worm

Dries:

Foam Caddis
Elk Hair Caddis

Today’s flows were: 343 cfs

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