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....

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...