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Utah fly fishing report for the Provo River, Weber River and other small creeks and streams around Park City, Utah.
Lower Provo 800 CFS
Flows are finally up to the dry year June sucker mandated levels. These should continue until the first week of June and then slowly recede .They are sending about 65 CFS down the Salt Lake Aqueduct. That’s a lot of water through that old tube and probably won’t go for long which will up the flows in the river. Real river flows now are about 700CFS Nymph indicator fly fishing is good with scuds, sow bugs and San Juans. The dry fly fishing has pretty much gone to the back seat. Other insect activity is very limited. We are in the wait and see program. Once things stabilize we should be back on track with general searching patterns like PT’s , hare’s ear and the like. PMD’s are the next hatch we are looking for and should make their appearance in June.
Middle Provo 120-250 CFS
Middle Provo fly fishing remains very good. Midges, blue wing and caddis patterns are all taking a good amount of fish. The year round staples, scuds and san juans are also good. We are going into that transition period where things get kinda of squirrelly. Depending on the day different strategies may work. Overcast and rainy which we have seen a lot of lately, we will still get some good late afternoon blue wing hatches. But they are going to be more scarse as things heat up. Use sparse blue wing patterns like wd-40’s and wd 50’s for nymphing and sparkle duns or thorax baetis for dry fly fishing. Warm and sunny days the caddis are going to be out and about. Brassies and small PT’s will work for nymphing. Swinging soft hackles has had its moments when the caddis are egg laying. Elk hair or e-z caddis are the go to for dry fly fishing. The strength of the caddis are below Legacy Bridge right now but should spread out as things heat up. Just about any small midge pattern will work. This is the time of year to explore. There really are no bad patterns (within reason) only bad drifts. Make sure you use 5x tippet with a long leader, at least 9ft.
Weber River 75CFS
Water levels are still low on the Weber but the fantastic showing of the mother day caddis has got the fish much more active. Most drifts are still painfully slow but at least there are results for your patience. These are small size #18 dark almost black Caddis and can be imitated with a brassie, Pheasant tail, caddis poopah or buckskin caddis.
It’s amazing what great shape the fish are in after a long period of low water. Use 4x
tippet and keep that rod tip high because they will rip ya. Nymphing during the day is the way to go. In the evening the fish start to rise and dry fly fishing with dark elk hair. Headlight or x- caddis patterns has been outstanding. The fish are waiting in the pools but come up into the riffles above to feed. Cast into the riffles and you will be rewarded.
Small streams, creeks and tailwater near Park City, Utah
Caution is the word. Things are going to heat up quick and the water is going to come rushing down. Lower elevation streams such as Diamond Fork and Sixth water should be pretty normal as most of the snow is gone out of the strawberry basin. Rivers to watch will be the upper Weber and upper Provo. Check flows on our links page before heading out. Caddis, and stonefly patterns have been the best.
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