Tag Archives: Utah

Photos: Utah’s Gorgeous High-Country Trout

Written by: Brayden Flake


The rewards for hiking above 11,000 feet are solitude and great fly fishing.
All photos courtesy Brandon Flake

The great weather we’ve had recently in Utah has had me longing for summer, while I sit inside and study. These photos were taken up in some of Utah’s high country, where my wife and I went backpacking last summer. She’s not as much of. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Magic of the Green

Written and photographed by: Andy Bennett


The Green River is an amazing fishery, but it can frustrate the best of us.
All photos by Andy Bennett

Recently, while fishing the Green River in Utah, I decided to ease my frustration and turn my camera to the rising fish, instead of failing miserably to fool them. The amazing water clarity and shallow depth. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week XVIII: Spencer Higa


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yes, that’s a mouse pattern in that gorgeous trout’s mouth.
Photo courtesy Spencer Higa

Spencer Higa is the Fishing Manager for Falcon’s Ledge, in Altamont, Utah, Where he’s been guiding since 1996 He’s perhaps better known as the inventor of the Higa’s S.O.S. nymph pattern, which has become a . . .

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Fish Story: Stalking Big Browns in Skinny Water

Written by: Tim Jenkins


Many of Utah’s tiny streams hold big, fat brown trout.
Photo courtesy Falcons Ledge

Utah fly fishing tends to get overlooked quite frequently as a fly fishing destination. I think this is mainly due to its proximity to other stellar fishing states (ID, MT, CO, WY) who hold epic reputations for big water and big fish. In addition, . . .

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Photos of the Day: Utah Pheasants at Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds


Written by: Phil Monahan

What every wingshooter hopes to see, a cock pheasant rising from the grass.
Photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

Dave Danley of Falcon’s Ledge in Altamont, Utah, sent me these great shots from their Pleasant Valley Hunting Grounds, which are irrigated, cultivated, and managed specifically for Utah pheasant and chukar hunting. With the snowcapped. . .

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Photos of the Day: The Family That Fishes Together. . .


Written by: Phil Monahan

Catching an 18-inch brown during the San Juan Worm “hatch” is a good way to hook this 12-year-old for life!
Photos by Troy Dow

Blog reader Troy Dow of Oakton, Virginia sent in these great photos of his family fly fishing on Utah’s Provo River.

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Photos: A Guide’s View of An Orvis Meeting on the Water

Written by: Bryan Eldredge


Doug Bear hoists an unusual, and unusually big, rainbow.
All photos by Bryan Eldredge

Fishing with Bill Reed, Doug Best, and Doug Bear was a real treat. Guides meet people of all kinds of skill and ability, but rarely do you get a chance to spend the day with three anglers as talented these guys. I love teaching novice anglers, but it was sure fun to watch this group just take a river apart. Even better, we got to. . .

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