Utah Native Cutthroat Slam Program

We are excited for the new Utah Cutthroat Slam Program!  Here is a short video that introduces the program.  Give us a call if you would like more information or need a guide to help you find these beautiful, native cutthroat trout in Utah. Visit the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to signup.https://youtu.be/x2RmdTkMmM4...

Fly Fishing Tip: Look Before You Fish

Here is a great fly fishing tip from our friend Phil Monahan at Orvisnews.com.  Looking closely at the river, the river banks, and even the weather before you rig your rod and step into the river can help you know what is happening in the river and help you catch more fish. Here is a great list of things to watch for as you look at the river:Do you see any fish rising? Can you spot any fish holding or moving? Are there insects on the water? In the air? Crawling in the streamside vegetation? How is the water clarity? Is the water higher or lower than normal? Can you identify likely holding spots—behind current breaks, near structure, below riffles, etc.? Do you need to get in the water, or can you fish from shore? Is there a good place to get in the water that will avoid spooking fish and position you well to cast to...

Princess Nymph

As guides we are always looking for new flies that will fool fish. Especially the fish that have seen the same old flies over and over again. A few years ago fellow guide, Bryan Eldredge, introduced this fly to me called the Princess nymph. It's a variation of the prince nymph but has proved to be very effective on waters all over the west.The first time Bryan gave me one to try I kind of laughed. I'm used to fishing a prince nymph in size 14-18. The one he handed to me was a size 12. He even uses bigger ones than that. It wasn't long before I had a fish on the first few casts. I became a believer! The big fly is nice because it gets down fast with little split shot. We all know that getting the fly into the feeding zone is key to success. Apparently...

2016 Fly Tying Retreat

We recently had our annual fly tying retreat at the lodge. We had a small group this year consisting of Spencer, Grant, Tim, Herb and Dave. We have a core group of guys that attend each year and are excellent tiers. Some of the flies we tied were for the upcoming guide season. Early spring at the lodge is mainly lake fishing so chironomids were on the menu to fill up a fly box.Grant Bench is an excellent fly tier and he ended up tying 100 flies and filled up a Tacky fly box. He tied some Spanish nymphs that looked really great and I'm sure the fish will love them too. Some other flies that were tied were: SOS, Candy Crane, Mysis Shrim and a few more to get ready for the upcoming hatches.Herb Patterson is a great fly tier as well. Herb specializes in lake flies and ties...

Video: Being 6 in 60 seconds

We love teaching youth how to fly fish at Falcon's Ledge and passing this beautiful sport onto the next generation.  I am starting to teach my own 5 year old son how to fly fish and love seeing the enthusiasm and excitement as he experiences the sport for the first time. This short video captures the excitement of catching a fish on a fly rod, especially for a young child experiencing it for the first time. Enjoy!...