Winter Fishing Tips

Winter fishing can be some of the best fishing of the year. Don't let the cold weather keep you from fishing some of you favorite places. Here are some tips for fishing during the colder months of the year. 1- Fish during the warmest time of the day. Usually the warmest time of the day is between 11-2. Waking up early in the am can be good but you will get cold and might not last very long. If you hit the water during the warmest time you will get 3-4 hours of good fishing and still be able to feel your toes and fingers.2- Take the gloves off. I see this often when fishing with friends. They'll catch a fish and reach into the net with their gloves on. Take the gloves off. If you get your gloves wet it's almost impossible to get them dry. Take them off when...

Tim’s Candy Crane

Hook: Gamakatsu "Split Shot/Drop Shot" 1/0 Thread: Olive UTC 70 denier Tail: Small Cream Spanflex Core: Krystal Flash (bonefish tan) Body: UV Cure resin Dorsal lines: Peacock Herl Skin: Lt Olive Swiss Straw Rib: Olive Ultra Wire (sz: brassie) Coating: Sally Hansen'sOnce upon a time a fly fishing entomologist blew my mind by telling me that the most undefished type of fly in the world was the cranefly larva. He had just finished showing me a grundle of giant cranefly larva that he had pulled out of the North Platte in Casper, WY. They were huge, plump, delicious looking. Obviously segmented. But the thing that made these live larva look different than any fly pattern I'd ever seen to represent them was that they were shockingly translucent. They almost seemed to glow in the sunlight. I spent the next couple years figuring out how to replicate that glowing look, and the Tim's Candy Crane is the result. I first...

Brook Trout and Mountain Streams

Flowing out of the Uintah Mountains in northeastern Utah are dozens of beautiful mountain streams full of wild brook trout.  Falcon's Ledge is located at the base of this beautiful mountain range and within a short drive guests can fish a handful of spectacular mountain streams for these colorful brook trout.These free-flowing mountain streams get very little fishing pressure and the wild trout eagerly take dry flies that are presented to them.  Most of them have never been caught before and fight hard, running up and down the stream and diving toward undercut banks.  The beautiful, wild trout are unmatched in beauty and will have you in awe as you admire the patterns and colors.Take a moment before you release a beautiful, wild brook trout and inspect the colors and the patterns they contain on their bodies and their fins.  They are truly one of natures great works of art.As...

Urban Fishing

A couple of weeks ago I turned on the news and was shocked to hear there was a semi truck carrying crude oil that had hit ice up Provo canyon and wrecked. It happened next to the river and then the bad news came. Over one thousand gallons of oil had spilled into the river. The canyon was closed for several hours as they tried to clean up the spill and to avoid any damage to the river. Workers were doing everything they could to get the situation under control.I couldn't help but to think that the poor fish were going to die and that this would be yet another disaster. As the day went on they had opened the canyon and had cleaned up as much as they could. I drove down to the river to see if there was any sign of the oil spill. There wasn't any...

Trout TV Visits Utah

We had the opportunity of having Trout TV visit us. They hadn't spent much time in Utah so this was fun to show them what we do here at Falcon's Ledge. The guides for the week were John Rock, Derek Olthuis and Jake Ricks. We wanted to show the diversity of waters we have so we decided to start off and a piece of water that holds some really nice browns. And luck would have it that there was a great hatch that happened for some great dry fly action.John and Derek tag teamed this one. One would spot and the other would help Hilary on where to cast. Hilary was very accurate on her casts which made it easy to hook and land fish without spooking the fish. The fish were active during the hatch but once the hatch ended so did the noses.Jake decided to take Hilary to...

Utah Pheasant Hunting

The pheasant hunting here at Falcon's Ledge started in September. We're in our prime time hunting conditions now and the birds are flying hard. The nice thing about hunting with us at PVHP is that whatever type of cover you want to hunt in we've got it. Wether it's an easy walk and shoot to a more intensive hike into washes through Russian olive trees to get the most elusive birds. With thousands of acres of prime hunting habitat we'll make sure we find something that suits you. We're confident that this will be some the best hunting you've ever done.Our most recent groups to the lodge have come from all over the united states. We have nearby airports that will allow most private jets to land. This makes it convenient for someone who wants to fly in and hunt with us for a few days. For these recent groups...

Video: Patterns

Take a moment to watch this gorgeous trailer from Vital Films.  It has some great scenery that show the beauty of the sport of fly fishing and why it is such an intoxicating and addictive sport....