Orvis Fly-Fishing Managers’ Adventures at Falcon’s Ledge

Written by: Spencer Higa, head guide at Falcon’s Ledge

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This gorgeous brown trout put a smile on this fishing manger’s face.

photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

We recently had the pleasure of hosting fourteen Orvis fishing managers throughout the country, along with Paul Range and Jaimie Mercer from Orvis Corporate. The idea behind bringing these Orvis employees to Falcon’s Ledge was to introduce them to the fishing opportunities we have in Utah, so they can talk with their customers and let them know that Utah is a great fly-fishing destination. The fishing managers all flew in to Salt Lake City and took the short two-hour drive through Park City, Heber Valley, Strawberry Reservoir, and finally to Falcon’s Ledge.

That night, the guides also sat down for dinner with our special guests. The guides on deck to help during the two-day retreat were Bryan Eldredge, Garrett Sill, John Rock, Grant Bench, Jake Ricks, Eric Jr. Mackay, and me.

After dinner, we briefed the group about what we do at Falcon’s Ledge and gave them information they could take back to their stores to share with their customers. We knew that two days was not nearly enough time to show all the water we fish, so we put together a short presentation showcasing the lakes, rivers, and streams. They were excited to get out and enjoy the Utah waters. Paul, Shannon, Adam, Chris, Jason, and James were the lucky ones to draw the Green River float the next morning. Some were so excited they went out at dark and fished under the moonlight.

The next morning, we divided into groups and set out to fish the Yellowstone, Rock Creek, Lake Fork, Currant Creek, Uintah River, and the world famous Green River to showcase our part of the country.

Click here read about how each group did and to see more photos.

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Look at the girth on this amazing Utah rainbow!

photo courtesy Falcon’s Ledge

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