Utah's Green Drake Hatch

One of the best hatches of the year in Utah is the green drakes.  About the third week of June every year the green drakes hatch on many of the rivers in eastern Utah and the trout feast on them making for some of the best dry fly fishing of the year.  Here is a short video by one of our great guides, Bryan Eldredge, highlighting the great green drake hatch and the top water action it produces.  If you haven't experienced this hatch before you need to get out here the last two weeks of June and fish the great hatch.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KoEJbsDDa4...

Video – It's Only Water and Fish (Part 2)

This is a great short video featuring some beautiful scenery and great brook and brown trout.  This video reminded us of the spectacular country we fish around Falcon's Ledge and the streams and beaver ponds that we fish in Utah. Enjoy!...

Quick Tip: How to Cast in Tight Quarters

This time of year, I spend a lot of time on small mountain streams, where the trout lies are surrounded by vegetation, rocks, and different kinds of current. In this video, Klent Klewein of Gink + Gasoline shows you the best way to cast to such spots. His first piece of advice is the most important: get as close as you can, so you can keep your line off the water and avoid drag....

Fly Fishing Quick Tip: Fishing High, Dirty Water

Here is a great tip from our buddy Tim Linehan on a great technique for fishing high, dirty water.In the spring, daily conditions can change dramatically. Wednesday it’s cool, overcast, and the river is in great shape. Thursday you show up at the boat ramp to find that thunder storms in the high country have tributaries running high and pushing color into the main river. Such was the case for me one late-April day. I arrived on the Bitterroot and discovered that, in the previous twenty-four hours, the river had risen 2,000cfs and visibility was no more than 6 inches. For all intents and purposes, the river was out, and I considered telling my client, Gerry B. from Boise, that the day was a bust and we should just go find a bar in Missoula and watch the Red Sox.But then I thought, just maybe, with a little luck, we...

Video: Backcountry Solitude

This great video shows the peace and enjoyment that can be found in fly fishing and enjoying the beautiful, natural world that surrounds trout rivers.  Every fisherman can relate to the joy of fishing in solitude and enjoying the peace and beauty of nature....

Orvis Guide Rendezvous 2015

[caption id="attachment_3973" align="aligncenter" width="640"] OGR15[/caption]Another great Orvis Guide Rendezvous (OGR15) is in the books. We had ten of our guides attend this year and represented Falcon's Ledge well. The OGR is always a great event but this year was a little different. Orvis always had a lot guides make their way to Missoula but this year there were close to 500 guides which is the most ever to attend the rendezvous.It's always good to see the Orvis guys and gals. They put a lot of work in organizing this event for all of us guides, lodges and outfitters.The first day of OGR15 was a day of workshops. We learned about the new Orvis products and even got to see Shawn Combs break a fly rod. The one great thing about getting all guides together in one area was the ability to network with different operations. We saw some old friend...

Trout Video

There are a lot of great trout videos coming out the last few years from around the world and this short video from Josh Miller is one of them.  It is only a minute and a half, but it shows a diversity of water and some great trout....

Building a Leader for Toothy Fish

This video is a great idea for building a strong leader when you are fishing for toothy predators.  Whether you are fishing for muskie, pickerel, pike, or bluefish this leader will be strong enough to withstand those sharp teeth....