Fly-fishing Utah offers a unique experience for those new to fly-fishing or those who have never explored it's divers wild trout waters: towering snow covered peaks, red rock canyons are just a sampling of the wide variety of topography our scenic waters flow through. Western Rivers Flyfisher couldn't be better situated for accessing the states best waters allowing us the opportunity provide a wide variety of fly-fishing experiences.
Just a short distance from Western Rivers Flyfisher lies one of the west’s more prolific wild trout streams, the Provo River. Of those we have the opportunity to guide and fish, it is one of the states crown jewels. Its prolific nature, impressive brown trout and hatches have been well documented over time but the Provo River isn't our only quality piece of water we guide on.
Another main cog in Utah’s arsenal of quality trout waters is the Weber River. At this juncture in its maturing life it is far less known yet is equally rich in Utah trout fishing history. Although it lacks in aquatic diversity when compared to the Provo and some of our other productive rivers and streams, it more than compensates for any shortcomings with its incredibly rich caddis hatches. Over the past decade this rivers impressive brown trout, prolific hatches and fly fishing opportunities just add to what lies just a short drive from our Salt Lake City location. But, there is more.
Depending on the time of year, if you are willing to sacrifice a little drive time for some solitude, we’ll take you to streams just off the beaten path that provide excellent fly fishing in their own unique way. It makes for a long day, but for those who recognize the benefits of these unique fisheries, you'll be rewarded with very memorable fly-fishing experience.
At Western Rivers Flyfisher we are fortunate to have such an array of quality waters to share with you regardless of your experience. Although catching fish is a priority, which we understand that’s why we will take the time to help you get the most out of your day while exploring a range of fly-fishing techniques to do so, and immerse you in the unique qualities that our fisheries have. Our goal is to not only help you get the most out of your time on the water, but to leave you with a little something for the next time you wet a line. Come join one of our experienced and enthusiastic guides and see why we believe Utah has some of the west’s very best trout streams.
Many of the fly fishing guide trips these days are run more like a boot camp than a fishing vacation. For example, a full day trip means precisely eight hours of fishing and a half day trip will get you four hours of fishing. Fortunately for you, that’s just not our style. We like to think that we are on your trip, not some predetermined schedule that doesn’t necessarily match the hatch. We are more interested in teaching the many diverse methods of fly fishing, understanding water hydraulics (why fish hold where they do), aquatic entomology, different floral and fauna, fly casting, stream-side etiquette, and how to really enjoy all of the little things that make a guided trip so enjoyable.
Fly fishing has much more to offer than just catching fish and that is what we try to bring out in a day on the water. The wildlife and beautiful surroundings of riparian areas are a special place and should not be taken for granted. Not every day is a twenty fish day, but every day spent fishing should be rewarding and enjoyable. We love the days when we are releasing fish after fish and laughing out loud. But we get just as big a thrill from teaching new tricks to seasoned anglers on a slow day, or sharing our knowledge and insight of the area with our guests. We are successful as guides when you have a satisfying day of fishing, regardless of how many fish were brought to hand.
Trips and Fees
We specialize in day trips to our local waters. If you are skiing at the resorts, here on business, in town to see family, or just want to go out fishing with us, we can either meet you or pick you up to go fishing. Lunch is included with a full day of fishing. Flies, licenses, rentals and gratuity are not included in the price of the trip.
1 or 2 Anglers/ Half day $315.00
1 or 2 Anglers/ Full day $395.00
The Full Meal Deal is a package for those who have no gear and little or no experience fly fishing. Just show up and let us outfit you and teach you to fly fish for wild trout. This includes lunch, transportation if needed, rod and reel, waders and boots, all flies, tippet and leaders, and a one day fishing license.
2 Anglers/Half day $415.00
2 Anglers/ Full day $495.00
Rental gear (pricing is for those doing trips)
Rod and reel $25.00/day
Complete package $45.00/day