Rocky Mountain Outfitters, UT

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services in Heber City, Utah

Rocky Mountain Outfitters, UT

Overview

Rocky Mountain Outfitters is a four season fly-fishing outfitter providing float and wade fly-fishing trips. RMO is the only outfitter with a fly shop on the Provo River. Blue-ribbon trout fishing is within walking distance of our shop. RMO is located next to the Provo River, which contains over 3,000 fish per mile, with large BWO, PMD, green drake, caddis, and stonefly hatches. We are also located close to many small streams that contain wild trophy brook, rainbow, and brown trout. We cater to all levels of anglers.

Date Range

Rocky Mountain Outfitters is open year-round.

What is Provided to Customer

We provide waders, boots, rods, and flies on all trips. Lunches are included on full-day trips and can be made available for half-day trips.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah. Elevations from 4,500 to 6,500 feet. The Provo River offers great wade fishing and float trips on the lower section. There are a lot of fishing access points for fishing the Provo River, and the average flow on the middle section is about 500 cubic feet per second (cfs), the lower section is about 400 cfs.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring: Spring in Utah is a great time for blue-winged olive (BWO) mayflies. Overcast skies and rain are not uncommon. These conditions are prime for BWO hatches.
Summer: Summer is a season that produces large pale morning dun (PMD), caddis, and terrestrial hatches. This season is often dry and warm and offers a very comfortable day of fishing.
Fall: Fall can offer the perfect weather for fishing, with crisp mornings and warm afternoons. Fish are aggressive and looking for extra calories before winter. Fishing in the fall might be the some of our guides' favorite time to fish. Consider the fall fleece weather.
Winter: Winter brings colder temperatures, both in the air and water. If you are willing to dress warm and drink hot chocolate, the fishing is still productive.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary

The day will start by meeting at our shop located on the Provo. At the shop you will be met by your experienced guide and be outfitted with waders and wading boots. After you are comfortably outfitted, you will depart with your guide to access the river that you will be fishing. If you are fishing for a full day, a lunch will be provided and prepared by a local deli. Our trips consist of no more than 2 clients to a guide. Most trips are done on the Provo River. There are numerous waters to fish in Utah that require a little more driving but are worth checking out. Half-day trips average about 4 hours on the water. Full-day trips are approx 7 hours on the water, and float trips about 5-6 hours.

Species

Species You Fish for by Season

Rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, and cutthroat.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?

Dress according to the weather and season. Utah is known for crazy, unpredictable weather, but if you are prepared, we can handle any situation. Heavy socks are always recommended. Sunscreen, hats, and lip balm are also recommended, but we have them all at the shop if you forget. Also, never forget your camera!

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. What insects are in the fishery?
A. Blue-winged olives, pale morning duns, midges, caddisflies, green drakes, and stoneflies.

Q. How far is the drive?
A. Up to 20 minutes.

Q. What kind of fishing techniques will we use?
A. You could be fishing with nymphs or dry flies, depending on the conditions.

Q. What types of fish are in the rivers you fish?
A. Brown, brook, and rainbow trout.

Q. How long have you been guiding?
A. Since 1986.

Reviews

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155 of 155 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Another Great Trip - 8/21/2014
    By: from Dallas, TX

    My son and I fished with Andrew again, and we had another great day. The fishing was a little slow, but we still caught fish and Andrew put my son on a pig of a brown. Thanks again.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Memories for a lifetime - 8/17/2014
    By: from Jackson, MS, USA

    Rocky Mountain Outfitters provided my family and me a fabulous day on the beautiful Provo River. Andrew and Joe were fun, easy-going, and the NFL professionals of fly fishing. They knew just where the fish were and what they wanted to eat. We learned how to successfully fish and had a great family adventure. Joe and Andrew's enthusiasm for fishing was contagious. They obviously love their jobs, and we loved fishing with them. All together we caught 20 beautiful trout. This is a must do on your Utah list.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great fishing - 8/4/2014
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    I took my three teenage boys fishing with Ryan Newman and Doug last week. We had such a great morning with these two guides! Each one of us caught lots of big fish. Most importantly, my boys loved learning how to fish from these two pros. Great attitudes and great fun...I would highly recommend both. We'll definitely come again.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best day ever - 7/29/2014
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    Fly fishing with Ryan Newman was awesome. We are from South Carolina and our 13 year old son wanted to try fly fishing in the Utah. We contacted Ryan Newman after finding a brochure. I cannot say enough about how much fun our son had fishing. As he said " Ryan put us right on the fish." They stopped counting they caught so many. It is something my son will remember for life. He was very patient with him, had all the equipment (fly rods, flies, waders) that he needed. If we were in the area again I will call Ryan again. Thank you Ryan for the wonderful memories and pictures!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Fly Fishing Guide - 7/28/2014
    By: from Park City Utah

    We recently went fly fishing with Ryan Newman as a Guide. He was tremendous and the experience as a whole was better than expected! Ryan took the time to teach us the basics, he was continually looking for ways to improve the experience including trying new locations or new hooks and was genuinely interested in making sure that our experience was as good as it could be. I highly recommend Ryan as a guide for fly fishing in the Park City, Utah area. The experience could not have been better!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Perfect Summer Afternoon - 7/16/2014
    By: from Texas, USA

    I had a great time fishing with Ryan. It truly makes a difference to go with someone who knows how to catch fish. I enjoyed an afternoon of being outside in the cool stream and laughing as I caught fish after fish. I have some great pictures of fly fishing and I smile every time I look at them. I highly recommend fishing with Ryan.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Most fun ever - 7/15/2014
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    We were with Ryan Newman for a full day on the Provo over the Fourth of July weekend. Inspite of hundreds of inter tubers/rafters floating by constantly, we managed to catch 20+ trout and had a blast. Ryan is very instructive, knows the river extremely well and where to fish. Casting between floaters was challenging but Ryan handled it with patience and good humor. We had a terrific day and hope to do it again over Labor Day weekend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Fishing - 7/14/2014
    By: from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Our guide Ryan was excellent. He took us to 3 locations on the Provo River with each stop increasing the size and number of fish we caught. He was very helpful and knowledgable as a guide, and we would recommend him to friends.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Outstanding Day on the Provo - 7/8/2014
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    Ryan Newman and Ryan Stokes put us onto the fish in a big way on the Lower Provo. We had fabulous time hauling in 17-20 inch rainbows and browns! Even my beginner fisherman sister caught some nice ones with Ryan's expert coaching. I've had only great days on the river with the Ryan's -- highly recommended!!! Mark from Houston, June 27, 2014

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great Day of Fly Fishing - 7/6/2014
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    We went on our first Fly Fishing trip with Rocky Mountain Outfitters and it was excellent. The guides (Doug Gibb and Chad Logan) were fantastic. They had a great temperment, made sure we used the right equipment for the conditions and educated us well. We had a beautiful day fishing in a great location. We highly recommend them and we will use them again.

Rocky Mountain Outfitters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services
Joe Loveridge
633 West Soldier Hollow Drive
Midway, UT 84049
rmoutah@gmail.com
435-654-1655
801-361-6772

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