Heber Valley FlyFishing Festival

Heber Valley FlyFishing Festival

www.hebervalleyflyfishingfestival.com Fall River Fly Rods Co. and Allen Fly Fishing are pleased to announce that they are hosting the 5th Annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival. We hope you will join us for a fantastic day of fly fishing festivities that are entirely free to the public courtesy of Fall River and Allen Fly Fishing. Anglers of all skill levels and abilities are welcome to join us for the opportunity to both learn new techniques and fine-tune their skills with a variety of free clinics taught by local area guides. Clinics will be held both on and off the water and are set to cover such topics as improving casting ability, learning new nymphing techniques, terminal tackle, bamboo fly rod best practices and much more.  We will also be offering a ladies-only “Intro To Fly Fishing” mini-clinic, fly tying and leader building demos as well; schedules for the days events and clinics will be available at the festival for more information. Come by and cast our entire line of fly rods from A to Z and see which one is the best fit for your fishing style and skill level; Expert guides, along with industry representatives from several of the hottest fly rod and reel lines in the country will all be on-hand to personally answer your questions and offer up tips & pointers as well. Fall River Fly Rod Co.’s in-house bamboo and graphite fly rod designer/builder Jason Zicha  will also be on-hand with his entire line of demo bamboo fly rods for those of you who may dream of having a rod built especially for you. The Provo River Kids... read more
Mayflies in March

Mayflies in March

This past Sunday was a big one for us, after several months we finally got to see Mayflies on the top of the water, and the fish respond to them. Chasing the unforeseen is always easier with a couple of good friends, a case of beer, and oh yeah, not nymphing a size 22 midge to catch them. We were greeted at out first river bend by an Otter with the same idea that we had. From that point on the day was more about the sound of the river, and the wildlife that surrounds it, then the constant want of a tight line. Enjoy a few pics. Branden... read more
We’re hosting a party for a good cause.

We’re hosting a party for a good cause.

Join the Brighton Anglers and the Utah Stream Access Coalition for Fundraiser BBQ at the Milly Chalet at Brighton Resort Saturday, April 11, 2015. All donations will be used directly to help USAC to restore and preserve the right to lawfully access and use Utah’s rivers and streams. Your $80 donation [$20 for season pass holders or non-skiers/boarders will include] 1-Day area ski pass to Brighton Resort  10 – raffle tickets 1-Barbecue lunch provided by Coalatree Organics 1-Beer provided by Bohemian Brewery  This event will take place 9 AM to 4 PM with barbecue and live music from the Flint and Steele bluegrass band will take place from 1 PM to 3 PM. Raffle will conclude at 3 PM. (must be present to claim prize) Other activities will take place throughout the day including scavenger hunt, Instagram ‪#‎hashtag‬ photo contest, casting contest, as well as much more. Be sure to head up to Brighton and show your support and keep our waterways free. Buy your Pre-Sale tickets at http://www.usacbbq.bigcartel.com/ Big thanks for the support from: Coalatree Organics  Bohemian Brewery & Grill Brighton Anglers  Redington Causwell  Fishwest  Sage Burton Snowboards  RIO PRODUCTS  The Orvis Company  Tacky Fly Fishing  BlackStrap Smith OpticsRising Fish  Zeal Optics Flint & Steel Twin... read more
6 Reasons Why New York’s Salmon River in Oct is like a 30” February Powder Day

6 Reasons Why New York’s Salmon River in Oct is like a 30” February Powder Day

Since there hasn’t been much snow this past month its got us thinking about fishing. The Dyer has been reflecting on a recent trip to New York and how it compares to a powder day snowboarding. There are no friends on a Powder or River Day You fall behind you get left behind All human decency and societal norms are thrown to the side Cutting the lift line, slowly forcing someone out of  a hole and general politeness seems not to be an option Claiming how you got their soooo early to get the best hole or first chair is more important than the size of fish you caught or epic powder run.  You know the type of person I am talking about. Everyone comes out of the woodwork Haven’t seen “Bill” since your last day of junior high? Come to that first 30” powder day or the first weekend of the salmon run and chances are you will see him there! Every form of equipment is used no matter how old or nonfunctional it is Powder hounds and fish bums live on budgets. Some of these budgets ran out in the mid 90’s Getting a guide might help with the experience. Finding that secret pow stash or fishing hole is just a short $400 away…. Not including... read more
Why I don’t keep fish

Why I don’t keep fish

Last week we were fishing and Bryan hooked in to this 21″ lunker of a Brown. What a amazing fish. We all were stoked for Bry. We took a few pics and then let the fish get back to its business. Then two days later I was fishing the exact same hole fishing a similar fly and technique as Bryan. I hooked into a fish and after getting it in the net we were looking the fish over and noticed it had the exact same scares as the fish Bryan had caught. I always look at fish with scares and feel bad. This time I was kind of stoked because we knew this guy. This is a great example of why I don’t keep fish. I like to let them go to get bigger and give other anglers the opportunity to catch the same... read more
Small Stream Fishin’

Small Stream Fishin’

We’ve been up on some smaller streams lately going after those notorious small stream hogs. We can’t really say we landed “Hog Johnson”, But we can manage to agree with did well, and had a lot of fun on these low-key streams. Got to love catching beautiful fish on... read more
Owyhee River Fish & Camp Trip

Owyhee River Fish & Camp Trip

Each year we try to at least make one trip to Southern Oregon to hit up the Owyhee river. There’s a 11 mile stretch of hungry Brown Trout infested water. The Browns in this section are the most picky fish I have ever fished for. But they are all large and they like to eat. So once you figure it out you’re in for a good time. We really enjoy fishing this river because you sight fish. We wait and watch for fish and cast dry flies to them. It’s challenging because these fish know whats up. So you tippet down and change flies often to find the one that a particular fish will eat. The challenge is worth it when you pull in a 18″ brown caught with a size 22 midge using 6X tippet. This area does get a fair amount of pressure from fisherman so when fishing expect to see plenty of other fisherman. Be respectable and wait your turn. The fish aren’t going anywhere and they seem to come back very quick. We don’t cover a lot of water we change-up more and keep catching fish out of the same holes. Here’s a few pics from our adventure. Fish... read more