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....

Carp SUP

[caption id="attachment_4109" align="aligncenter" width="549"] Hooked up on a Utah carp[/caption] I had the opportunity to fish from a SUP for the first time last week. My friend, Tyler, has a couple of Shaboomee inflatable stand up paddle boards that he uses all the time to fish. One of his favorite fish to target is carp. He's got it dialed in and when you made the offer to take me out whenever I wanted I knew I had to make some time. We met up on the lake around 10:30 and got the boards inflated.[caption id="attachment_4119" align="aligncenter" width="551"] Carp puff[/caption]We started out right off the bat and saw signs of some fish. The water we are fishing is only two feet deep at its deepest point. With the bottom being muddy and the water shallow, we were able to see "puffs" where the fish have scurried off. This was a good way...

Fishless August

[caption id="attachment_4099" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Bryan hooks up on a nice cutthroat[/caption] I got a text from Bryan that read " Wanna fish tomorrow? I haven't caught a fish in August!"I immediately replied with "unacceptable! Let's go"[caption id="attachment_4103" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Cutthroat[/caption]I decided to take Bryan to a place that I discovered earlier this summer that has been a fun place to fish. It's a river that has plunge pools, pockets and long deep runs. This stream has a lot of fish that are eager to take a fly. In the past we've caught brook trout, cutthroat, rainbow and grayling. I figured this would be the place for Bryan to catch his first fish in August.[caption id="attachment_4100" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Cutthroat and brook trout[/caption]We got a late start and didn't get to the river until about 3pm. Quite different from our early a.m departures. We figured we could find a late afternoon/evening hatch at...

Video: Rainy Days

We love fishing for browns on  rainy days here in Utah.  This video captures a great, rainy day of brown trout fishing....

Video: July in the High Alpine

The south slope of the Uintah Mountains in Falcon's Ledge's backyard contains endless lakes and streams full of cutthroat and brook trout.  The Uintah Mountain range is the highest mountain range in Utah and has hundreds of square miles of wilderness full of high mountain lakes and streams that are home to native cutthroat and wild brook trout.  This short film is a great representation of the gorgeous country and the beautiful wild trout that can be found in the Uintah Mountains....

Video: Night Mouse

Great video from our friend Cortney at Blue Halo.  Epic cutthroat caught on a mouse pattern at night.  It doesn't get much better than this....