January 19, 2014 at 3:52 pm #2617
Just found this forum. Thanks David. I guess I am a dry fly snob. I have given up catching more and bigger fish because I refuse to use a nymph. It just doesn’t feel fair dragging a scud or prince etc underwater where I can’t see the fish take it. What is the fun of that? You might as well drown a worm. Does that make me bad. I tie my own flies, have for 35 years. Both my grown sons have only fished dries. They started flyfishing as soon as they could stand in a small stream about 8 years old. Anyway, happy to be here.
KevinJanuary 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm #2619
Howdy Kevin. You do realize that being part of this forum means you have to volunteer to guide other members when they visit your local waters, right? 😉
BrettJanuary 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm #2620
Dry Fly GuyKeymaster
Welcome khedquist, glad to have you here!
I’m often “homesick” for your neck of the woods, and still have extended family on my wife’s side living along the Wasatch Front, as well as a son living in South Jordan (Daybreak area). So I still get to Utah on a fairly “regular” basis, and some of the waters in the State are still my favorite places to fish.
~ DFGJanuary 20, 2014 at 3:07 am #2621
I live 30 min. from the Green, and 90 min. from some more of the Green.January 20, 2014 at 10:29 am #2625
Thanks guys for the welcome. Let me know when you are out my way. It works for me. Any excuse to fish is fine by me. I
I don’t get up to the Green as often as I would like. The Cicada hatch is definitely a rush. I remember my Brother and I taking turns sitting high on the bank spotting fish for the other in the river. The rainbows really torpedo the fly and hit it hard.
January 20, 2014 at 11:35 am #2627
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Welcome Utah … Not very far from you in Oregon …
PaulJanuary 22, 2014 at 11:21 am #2661
An open invite to Utah waters? I’m in!
Welcome to The DFF.January 22, 2014 at 11:39 am #2663
How’s the Sevier ( hope I spelled it correctly ) past it many
Times on my way home to Oregon if my recollections are correct it follows a Route 15 …Its a meandering river with what looks like some nice fly fishing opportunities .. Noticed a lot of rafting and tubing on it …
PaulJanuary 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm #2667
I have never fished it personally or spoke to anyone who has. It isn’t really a hot spot that I am aware of. I did do some searching and was quite surprised at what I found ou. I didn’t know it was a Blue Ribbon area. Go figure. I usually fish the “Middle” Provo or the Weber(Cuts and Brookies and no crowds) on our land. The Sevier river is 250 miles from my house but the Provo and Weber are only 45 miles away.
“The East Fork of the Sevier River is a designated Blue Ribbon fishing area. It runs through a steep-sided canyon for much of its length above Otter Creek Reservoir. It is difficult to fish with lots of steep slopes, brush and rocks. Access is along Hwy 22 from Antimony or Bryce Canyon.”
I may have to go down and give it a try now that the river has been improved.
Here is an interesting link.
Cheers, KevinJanuary 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm #2673
Dry Fly GuyKeymaster
khedquist: Most of my time in Utah was along the Wasatch Front, but I lived in Southern Utah for a number of years (Brian Head) and can tell you that you really should make a point of going down sometime. There is great fishing to be had, and a completely different experience than fishing the Provo (or the Weber).
A few of my favorite waters down there were the streams up the canyons east of Beaver, and the headwaters (and lower reaches) of Mammoth Creek (over toward Panguitch). Fishing those waters I rarely came across anyone else, and the fishing is (or perhaps I should say “was”) fantastic.
~ DFGJanuary 23, 2014 at 5:59 am #2675
Utah is a beautiful scenic area, I almost acquired a log cabin there a few years ago ..I’ve got family in Arionza So I normally take route 89 into 15 all the way up to 84 into Oregon ..if I want a real scenic experience I’ll get off and take route 130 for awhile …I may take a fly rod next trip, big Browns, my favorite Trout … See you never know, what one assumes is a poor fishing area turns out to be a blue ribbon stream …I’ve found more super Trout areas just shooting the breeze with people on the Internet like yourself, welcome to this great forum and thanks ….if you ever get up into Oregon give me a yell ….
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