Fly fishing the Green River with an experienced fly-fishing guide is one of the best ways to enjoy Utah's and one of the west's most prolific trout streams. This remote, incredibly scenic tailwater trout fishery is quietly tucked into the northeast corner of Utah’s back country. As you cast your fly over emerald clear waters towering red rock canyon walls gaze down upon you eventually giving way downriver to vast high mountain desert terraces before eventually slipping into Colorado. As your experienced fly-fishing guide effortlessly maneuvers the oars, browns and rainbows are easily seen scurrying from beneath the boat. With unbelievable clarity, you’ll witness the rise to a dry fly, the aggressive eat of a streamer, or that flash when a well presented nymph is taken.
Western Rivers Flyfisher is one of Utah’s most distinguished fly shops and guide services. It’s earned that reputation after over two decades of service. Steve Schmidt, its owner was one of the first to guide fly-fishing clients down this incredible resource before Emmett Heath joined him in 1986 to start Western Rivers Flyfisher. Over the years he and Emmett have passed their enthusiasm and passion for fly-fishing on to a new breed of knowledgeable and experienced Green River guides, who love to fish dry flies and have a passion for this prolific river.
The Green River is truly one of the best dry fly fisheries in this country; excellent aquatic hatches, and an abundance of diverse terrestrials create very consistent dry fly fishing throughout much of the season. Throughout the day our guides will employ a variety of techniques to help you optimize your fly-fishing experience on this incredible river, but given the opportunity to catch a trout on a dry fly you’ll find that urge hard for them to resist.
As part of your day you’ll enjoy a stream side lunch of sliced veggies and fresh fruit, with your choice of BQ chicken sandwiches, hamburgers or deli sandwiches that are hard to finish. If you have room after all that, there’s usually a little something for those who have a sweet tooth.
Western Rivers flyfisher has the longest standing uninterupped guides service on the Green River, permitted by Ashley National Forest. Our full day rates are $450.00 per boat. Unlike many of the service on this river, we do put in a full day. Lunch, beverages and all the personal instruction you may need to make your day a success are included. Although all guides carry a supply of flies, they are not included as part of the trip. We highly recommend having a selection of flies appropriate for the time you’ll be fishing the Green River. We carry a full selection of appropriate flies for the Green, but can supply you with a list of flies you’ll need should you tie flies or have a shop in your area where you can get them. Should you need to rent rod and reel or waders and boots, Western Rivers Flyfisher has rental gear available as well.
Overnight trips are our favorite way to experience the river. Not only do you get the opportunity to fish multiple sections of the river, you get to see the Green during times of the day when most have headed for the barn. The evening hatches and solitude are tremendous, something you need to experience to appreciate. No ringing phones, honking cars, or loud television at the end of the day; just rising brown trout, soaring nighthawks and a chance should you not have had enough to fish a little on your own.
Our overnight trips are designed with one thing in mind, taking care of everything so you can fish. We provide the guide, tent, great food, cook, and camp set-up. All you need to do is show up with your personal items, a sleeping bag, and a strong casting arm.
# 2 Anglers / Two days, one night -- $1555.00
# 2 Anglers / Three days, two nights -- $2355.00
# Additional Boats for larger parties $495.00 / boat / per day / 2 Anglers
Thank you and we look forward to being apart of your fly fishing experience on Utah’s incredible Green River.