Quick Tip: Check The Water

Check The Water:Recently I visited a favorite river of mine that I usually don't fish this time of year. I arrived and strung up what I thought was going to work and proceeded to the river. I began fishing and caught a few fish here and there but thought I should be catching more. A couple of hours into fishing I got hung up on a branch below the surface trying to get close to the bank. It wasn't deep so I waded over and reached down to the  clump of branches my copper john was snagged on. I ripped out the branches and while looking for my fly I saw the branch start to move a little. I looked closer and saw big bugs crawling around. They were salmon flies. Because I hadn't fished this river during this time of the season, I had no idea that there were...

Video: Who is the Fly Ninja?

Check out our good friend and guide Grant Bench aka: The Fly Ninja in this great video about this spectacular fisherman and beautiful Utah waters.https://youtu.be/bsrwxA9hNnA...

Close to Home

It was a Thursday afternoon when I got a call from a friend who wanted to fish for a few hours after work. He had access to a bass pond that was bordered by houses on one side and a golf course on the other.My friend picked me up and we were at our destination in five minutes. It was great knowing that we were only minute from home. Our usual drive time on our fishing trips is at least an hour. We got ready and walked down to the pond to see if there was any activity. We ended up making it to the opposite end 0f the pond. We decided we were going to fish big nasty streamer for the large mouth bass. It didn't take long before we were into our first fish. A nice 15 inch bass that fought like crazy trying to get rid of that...

Orvis Outdoor Retailer Adventure

Every year the Orvis crew visits us after the long week at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City. They make the long trek from Vermont and showcase all of the new gear for the upcoming year. Lots of rods, apparel etc. Some exciting new products are coming soon.Every year they want to try a different piece of water. This year was no different. They wanted to fish somewhere they've never been and even wanted to try to catch some grayling. I did my homework and found the perfect spot where they would have a chance at some grayling. We made the short drive from Salt Lake City and met up by the stream we chose a few days before. Everyone was excited and ready to go. We split up into three groups and headed to our beats. This river is fun because there are rainbows, brookies, cutthroat and grayling....

First Fall Adventure

[caption id="attachment_4142" align="aligncenter" width="580"] John hooked up[/caption]I was able to fish a new river recently with a good friend. The weather has been changing and the fish seem to be a little more active. The fall colors are here and the mornings are crisp with hoodie, beanie and long sleeve shirt weather nearly here. The fish are well aware of the changing temperatures and are getting aggressive.[caption id="attachment_4149" align="aligncenter" width="581"] Fall Bow[/caption]I met up with John and we headed to the river he was going to treat me to since it was near his home and I hadn't ever fished it before. I've heard stories about this place but never had the opportunity to fish until this year. We got to the river and I was surprised at how small it was. The size of the stream was perfect for a 3wt rod. Lots of bushes and overhanging branches made...

Video: Small Stream, Fall Stream

There is something intimate and magical about small streams in beautiful forests and we have dozens of them around Falcon's Ledge.  We love to explore and fish them with our guests.  These hidden treasures are especially beautiful and magical during the fall when the leaves are changing colors and the air is cool and crisp.  Here is a great short film that shows the beauty of small streams.  Enjoy!...

Video: Backyard Natives

This is a great video showcasing some of the beautiful small streams and native cutthroats that you can find in Utah.  If you like stream fishing, beautiful scenery, and wild and native trout, Utah is the place for you.  To top it all off you hardly see another person when you fish these streams....