Fly Fishing the Provo River

The Provo River is a world-famous Blue Ribbon Trout fishery. This great river has stretches of more than 3,000 wild trout per mile, making the Provo River a prime fly fishing location. Consisting of 81 miles, three different sections, year-round hatches, and trophy trout fly fishing the Provo River is an experience you don’t want to miss. The Provo River, located in Provo, Utah, is labeled as “one of the best trout rivers in the country,” and Park City on the Fly is excited to be your Provo River fly fishing guides.

What You Need to Know About Provo River Fishing

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 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 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-sized brown trout. This particular type of trout can reach record lengths, with the typical size being 13-15 inches, and plenty of shots at the 18 and above brown. With the abundance of insect life in this section, bait such as dry flies, nymphs, and streamers all work very well.

The last section available for fly fishing on the Provo River is the Lower section which 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 which are the staple to this section. However, there are predominant Blue Wing Olive, Pale Morning Dun, and Yellow Sally hatch at certain times of the year which give way to some great dry fly fishing.

Your Provo River Fly Fishing Guides

At Park City on the Fly, our guides have extensive experience on each of these sections of the Provo River and will be able to guide you to the best fishing at certain times of the year. Look no further for Provo River fly fishing guides. Contact us today to schedule your Provo River fishing excursion!

 

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