This year–with a very large winter snowpack and a cool, wet spring in Utah–most of our rivers were blown out with heavy runoff for most of June. We turned to some areas that we don’t fish very often, such as beaver ponds, backwaters, and lakes. A few . . .
Written by: Spencer Durrant
High water presents anglers with plenty of challenges, whether you’re fishing from a boat or wading.
Photo by Spencer Durrant
From the Colorado River drainage to the Snake, western rivers are high, muddy, and a pain to fish. If you know where clean water is, you keep it close to your vest because this spring is so . . .
This Colorado River cutthroat, from southern Utah, displays dark, rich colors.
Photo by Mike Hadley
Considered one of the more beautiful trout in North America, the Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus) once inhabited the high-elevation streams and lakes of the Green . . .
Roberts says he captured this image during a brief interlude between hookups on a banner day on the Green.
Photo by Doug Roberts, Old Moe Guide Service
Utahn Doug Roberts–who runs Old Moe Guide Service, based in the town of Dutch John, sent in this killer photo of a big brown getting ready to send a blue-winged olive down the hatch. Huge . . .
One of the most common question that fly-fishing guides get is, “What do you do when you’re not guiding?” For most of the pros I know, the answer is the same: “I go fishing.” Here’s a great video from a series called “Unguided,” about those trips that guides . . .
Fall fly fishing can produce some of the most memorable moments of the year. With colorful surroundings and colorful brown trout, it is something to look forward to. In Utah, where. . .
Written by: Kris Millgate, www.tightlinemedia.com
Outdoor journalist Kris Millgate and her husband, Jim, fish the Green for their anniversary.Photo courtesy Charlie Card
It’s 2011. I’m on Utah’s Green River shooting my first film for Trout Unlimited. The Green is a marvelous blue ribbon running through red rock. I need to see every stretch of it because there’s . . .
Paul Thompson shows the stunning colors of a wild, native Bonneville cutthroat.
Photo by Phil Monahan
We’ve posted three times about the fantastic new Utah Cutthroat Slam program, which requires anglers to land the state’s four native subspecies—Bear River, Bonneville, Yellowstone, and . . .
Written by: Tyler Coleman
Catching native trout in their native range teaches us a lot about conservation. Plus, it’s a blast!
Photo by Tyler Coleman
After fishing the Arizona Wild Trout challenge, I was eager to find similar programs that could teach me about native trout species. One that stuck out to me was the Utah Cutthroat Slam because I . . .
Big, beautiful rainbows are only part of the reason one fishes in Flaming Gorge.
All photos by Ryan Kelly
As John Gierach once wrote, “Fly fishing for trout is a sport that depends not so much on catching the fish as their mere presence and on the fact that you do, now and again, catch some.” Gierach states so plainly (rightly so, I believe) the eternal truth that anyone who regards fly fishing as. . .