Those Moments

This is a great new video by Peter Christensen that highlights some of the great adventures that fly fishing has to offer....

Higa's SOS

Here at Falcon's Ledge we fish a lot of flies on our streams and rivers. Occasionally we find a patter that just flat out works and catches fish. Guide, Spencer Higa, has come up with a pattern that doesn't imitate any one fly but a few different bugs that hatch throughout the year. The Higa's SOS is a pattern that the guides use when nothing else will work. It's best fished under a dry fly on the streams through out Utah and the west. It is also fished deep in bigger rivers under an indicator. Fishing near the bottom or just under the surface will produce fish.It can be tied in many colors but black seems to work best. At other time an SOS tied in olive can be a very affective pattern. Don't shy away from using it on lakes. It can be tied in bigger size for lakes....

Watching Rising Trout

As the spring weather warms and the midges and blue-winged olives are the first hatches to begin on most rivers, trout start feeding on the surface.  Watching these rising trout you can learn a great deal about how trout feed and what they are feeding on.  This great video by our friend Tom Rosenbauer will give you some ideas of things to watch for as you observe rising trout on your favorite river.See All Orvis Learning Center Fly Fishing Video Lessons...

Utah’s Green River

On of the many great rivers that fisherman can enjoy when they stay at Falcon's Ledge Lodge is the world-famous Green River.  The Green River is one of the greatest tailwater fisheries in the world.  It is a spectacularly gorgeous river in a beautiful canyon and it has more fish per river mile than almost any river in the world.  To top it all off the Green River has cutthroat, rainbows, cuttbows, and browns, so you get the excitement of catching a variety of species.Here is a great video that our friends at Spinner Fall Guide Service made that highlights the beauty and excitement of the Green River.  Enjoy!...

Brown Trout in Small Water

At Falcon's Ledge we fish a lot of small water for big browns.  This great video represents the waters we fish around the lodge and the brown trout our guests catch in these waters.  It is one of life's great pleasures to watch these beautiful fish feed in small rivers.  This footage felt so close to home that we had to share.  Enjoy!...

Change of Pace

In 2014 the International Fly Fishing Film Festival made its rounds throughout the country showing some very entertaining fly fishing films. Falcon's Ledge was a proud sponsor of a short film called Change of Pace. Spencer and Derek are both guides and spend a lot of time on the water helping others catch fish and learn this wonderful sport. After a long season they wanted to get away and do some fishing on their own.Change of Pace follows three guides to a beautiful location to fish on their own after a long guide season. They encounter lots of west slope cutthroat trout but also the powerful bull trout. Spencer, Derek and Nate spend several days fishing and finding new water to fish in some of the most breathtaking areas in the world.The first few days were tough and the fish weren't cooperating. We threw dozens of different patterns to see...

The Fly Fishing Show

This past winter we have been traveling around the country attending some fly fishing shows to promote Falcon's Ledge and to get avid anglers to visit our trout filled state of Utah. The two fly fishing show we attended this year were Somerset, New Jersey and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[caption id="attachment_3910" align="alignright" width="300"] Lefty Kreh[/caption]The Somerset show is the largest of all the fly fishing shows. It attracts many well known fly fisherman such as, Lefty Kreh, Gary Borger, Joe Brooks, John Gierach, George Daniel, Jeff Currier and many many more. These shows are a great way to learn more about the sport. There are several workshops throughout each of the days. You can learn about anything from small stream fishing out west to Tarpon fishing in the Keys. There's also several beginning to advanced casting demonstrations throughout the days.[caption id="attachment_3909" align="alignleft" width="300"] George Daniel[/caption]The last and most recent show we attended...

Tiger Trout

When you cross a brook and a brown trout a beautiful hybrid is produced called a tiger trout.  This species has incredible colors and patterns and grow quickly as they spend their time and energy feeding instead of reproducing.  They inhabit the lakes around Falcon's Ledge and can also be found in several of the rivers.  These prized beauties can be difficult to catch, but are a true prize for those willing to put in the time and effort to catching one.Tiger trout can reach up to 30 inches in the lakes around Falcon's Ledge and grow quickly by feeding on crayfish, minnows species, and other trout.  Due to their aggressive nature and prey they key in on, streamers and woolly buggers are a great way to catch these beautiful monsters.  Midge patterns and chironomids can also be used effectively to catch tigers, especially in the spring when midges are...

Spring Fishing

It is getting close to spring again, and the nice, warm weather we have been having in Utah has me thinking about spring fishing.  In March there can be some great fly fishing as the ice recedes from the shorelines on lakes across Utah.  River fishing can also be good with afternoon midge hatches and even some blue wing olives hatching.  Here are a few ideas for March that will help you hook into some fish this spring.The water in march is still very cold in both lakes and rivers.  Fish are cold-blooded animals, so cold water slows down their metabolism.  In the early spring fish are still going to be fairly docile and not actively chasing food.  If you are fishing a lake fish slow.  Streamers should be crept very slowly along the bottom and midges should be hung below a strike indicator.  Be patient and let fish cruise...