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Utah fly fishing report for the Provo River, Weber River and other small creeks and streams around Park City, Utah.
Lower Provo 100 CFS
It’s that time of year again where we start adding about 2-3 minutes of light a day. In February alone we have almost added an hour of daylight. The insects and fish are reacting to this increase in the length of day and also to the sun rising higher in the sky. The activity of both is significantly up in the last week. We are starting to see fish move some pretty good distances to take flies. The rainbows are in great shape and have been making for quite a dual. The fish are still in the deeper pools and dropoffs. Nymphing is quite good in the mornings and dry fly fishing starts around noon but has been sporadic. We are still using small midge patterns in the 20-24 size range but there are a few of the blue wings about. The baetis hatch will increase as we get into March. With the light winter we have experienced by mid march we should see some outstanding baetis fly fishing. Sow bugs, Scuds and San Juans are still working very well. Be careful to avoid the recent spawning beds
Middle Provo 130-160 CFS
Utah fly fishing on the Middle Provo is very good. Nymphing in the morning is the way to start. Using small midges size 22-24. Greys, greens and black seem to work the best. Guides are reporting very good fly fishing the entire length of the Middle Provo.
We have been using a variety of rigs during the day. Starting the morning with the bounce rig, around 10am we switch to a lightly weighted swing rig, and around 11:00am the dry fly fishing starts. We have been having the best response with a 3 wt rod and a 6x leader. The trout are getting a little less picky and will hit a variety of midge patterns as long as they are in the 22-24 range. They will also move out of their lane to take a fly but the presentation better be perfect. Look for fish feeding on the mating midge clusters- a Griffiths gnat is a great fly for this. We always trail a midge pupa in the surface film behind the dry. Spend some time checking out where the fish are feeding in the water column and adjust your rig accordingly. There are a few of the larger midges around in the size 18 but the fish have not really taken notice yet. That will change soon. The blue wing hatch should be starting in March but already we are seeing the nymphs moving around. Carry some Bwo nymph patterns with you to try.
Weber River 30 CFS ( Rockport to Echo)
The Weber is still at extremely low levels and very difficult to fly fish. All the fish are in the deeper pools and can be taken with a variety of flies. Pheasant tails, WD 40’s, prince nymphs, scuds, San Juans. Be very stealthy as you approach the river. At these levels the fish are spooky but have nowhere to go. They just shut down and hang on the bottom. You have to move around a lot. A couple of fish out of a hole and move on if it goes stale.
black beauties (#20-24) parachute adams (#22-24)
zebra midges (red, black, wine) Sparkle duns (#20-22)
Bwo Barrs emerger blue duns (#22)
Disco midges female adams
Wd 40’s ( grey, olive) Morgan’s midge (#22)
Ray Charles (#16-20) black gnat
Flash back Scuds (#14-22) Griffith’s gnat (#20-22)
Biot Midge ( Black, grey) para midge (#22)
.Enjoy the best of Utah fly fishing with one of our guided trips.
Hope to see you on the water,
Park City Anglers
Disclaimer: This is a reprint of a previous PCA fishing report with some very minor changes, but it hits the nail on the head for current conditions. Get out there and have some fun.
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