Fly Fishing Provo River

Fly Fishing Provo River

The Provo River is a world famous Blue Ribbon Trout fishery, hosting stretches of 3,000 or more wild trout per mile. Consisting of 81 miles, three different sections, year round hatches and trophy trout. The Provo River in Utah is labeled as “one of the best trout rivers in the country”.

Beginning in the High Uinta Mountain Range, the Upper Provo River starts as a very small stream consisting of pocket water, riffles and small pools with small eager Cutthroat and Brook Trout. This upper portion of the Upper Provo River is located in the Wasatch National Forest; therefore completely open to the public, but closed to guided fishing. As it meanders downstream toward the Jordanelle Reservoir it grows in size and flows, and the Rainbow and Brown Trout start to appear; however, most of this water is on private land and is, therefore, inaccessible without written permission.

The fertile tailwater of the Middle Provo River meanders from the Jordanelle Reservoir through the Heber Valley down to the Deer Creek Reservoir. Just minutes from Park City Utah, this stretch produces trophy Brown trout reaching record lengths, with the typical size being 13-15 inches, with plenty of shots at the 18 and above Brown; and the occasional Rainbow Trout. With the abundance of insect life in this section, dry flys, nymphs and streamers all work very well.

The Lower section of the Provo River begins below Deer Creek Reservoir. This section produces trophy Rainbows, plentiful Browns and the occasional Cutthroat Trout. This tailwater has an abundance of sow bugs and scuds being the staple to this section; however there are predominant Blue Wing Olive, Pale Morning Dun and Yellow Sally hatches at certain times of the year which give way to some great dry fly fishing.

Our Fly Fishing Guides have extensive experience on each of these sections and will be able to guide you to the best fishing for that time of year.


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June 5, 2014