Best Fly-Fishing in Utah

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#1. Provo River, Middle


The middle section of the Provo was not considered one of Utah’s premier trout waters until the completion of Jordanelle Dam. Before then the river suffered from minimal flows, little insect diversity…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Charleston, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#2. Weber River


High on the western slope of the Uinta Mountains, the Weber (pronounced Wee-ber) River begins as a small, gin-clear trout stream. As it descends toward the valley, it quickly takes on the characterist…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Park City, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#3. Provo River, Lower


The lower Provo is Utah’s best wild brown trout stream. Shadowed by spectacular Mount Timpanogas, the lower section of the Provo flows from Deer Creek Dam through the narrow confines of Provo Canyon.…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Park City, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#4. Fremont River


If you like fly fishing moving water, the Fremont River provides all types of opportunities and challenges. The upper and lower sections are famous for their large, catchable browns and hearty rainbow…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Bicknell, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#5. Strawberry River


One of Utah’s most aesthetically pleasing trout streams is the Strawberry River. This small and pristine tailwater fishery meanders from riffle to pool beneath the red walls and white pinnacles of a b…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Heber City, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#6. Green River, Flaming Gorge


Clean, cold, productive; what more could you want? The arch of Flaming Gorge Dam is thrust against the walls of Red Canyon by the pressure of 100 miles of impounded water from the Green River. The lak…
From the guidebook "America's 100 Best Trout Streams"
Dutch John, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Boulder Mountain, East Side


Located approximately 200 miles southeast of Salt Lake City and 300 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Boulder Mountain (the Boulders) was until just recently among Utah’s best-kept fishing secrets. The 80…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Grover, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#8. Strawberry Reservoir


In 1980, Strawberry and Soldier Creek reservoirs were combined to create what is now known only as Strawberry Reservoir or, as locals refer to it, “the Berry.” Located 23 miles east of Heber City in t…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Heber City, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#9. Ogden River, South Fork


The South Fork of the Ogden River flows out of Causey Reservoir through the surrounding hills with large cottonwood stands, and into Pineview Reservoir. Although not a large tailwater by western stand…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Huntsville, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#10. Logan River


With its source in the fertile valleys of southern Idaho, the Logan River runs rich with aquatic life by the time it passes into Utah. As it flows south through the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, this…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Logan, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#11. Blacksmith Fork


The Cache Valley has more fly shops per capita than anywhere else in Utah. This is not necessarily surprising given the number of quality fishing waters within a short distance of this scenic rural ar…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Logan, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#12. Pine Lake


If you fish Antimony Creek, you owe it to yourself to try another little gem in the Dixie National Forest—Pine Lake. Nestled in otherwise arid surroundings, this little still water is smaller than man…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Panguitch, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#13. Uinta Mountains, South Slope


The Uinta Mountains are home to some of Utah’s finest fly fishing streams and lakes. Of the range’s two slopes, the south is the more heavily fished because of its proximity to Salt Lake. Easy access…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Roosevelt, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#14. Duchesne River, North Fork


The cottonwood-lined banks of the Duchesne River, (pronounced ‘du-shane’) the largest of the Uintas’ south-slope streams, contrast sharply with the area’s predominant red sandstone ledges and terraces…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Duchesne, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#15. Currant Creek


Currant Creek is a small yet prolific piece of water for both insects and fish. Running 18 miles from the highway to Currant Creek Reservoir, the creek is a typical small, western freestone water that…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Fruitland, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#16. Huntington Creek


In a remote area of Utah lies a jewel of a stream, Huntington Creek. This medium-sized tailwater fishery emerges from the depths of Electric Lake and winds its way through some of the state’s most sce…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Fairview, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#17. Price River


Although located in a remote part of the state, the Price River, spilling from the bottom of Scofield Reservoir, is another of Utah’s good tailwater fisheries. Perceived fishing pressure on the upper…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Price, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#18. Cottonwood Creek


In central Utah, at the bottom of Straight Canyon, you’ll find one of Utah’s most scenic waters. Cottonwood Creek flows through a valley floor of sagebrush, juniper, cottonwood, and piñon, all shaded…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Orangeville, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#19. Antimony Creek


As you travel south, Utah’s spectacular granite peaks, glaciated valleys, and subalpine meadows give way to equally breathtaking red rock. Here, due to the region’s arid climate, recreational and fish…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Antimony, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks

#20. Green River


Exhilarating scenery, dazzlingly clear water, and more than enough big fish to go around make the Green River the premier trout stream in Utah and one of the finest in all the western states. This bea…
From the guidebook "Fly Fishing Utah"
Dutch John, UT - Fly-Fishing
Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks