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Park City Fly Fishing

Park City may have the greatest snow on earth, but the town isn’t just for skiers. When the snow melts, all those steep ski runs turn into dusty single tracks for mountain bikers and trail runners.

Plus, all that melted snow needs to go somewhere. By May, all that powder becomes some of the most beautiful and pristine rivers in the Wasatch Range. Flies and larva begin to hatch, and fly fishing season is in full swing in Park City.

Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing

A short cast away from downtown Park City are two of the fishiest rivers in the Rockies. The Provo River carves right through the Heber Valley and rolls down Provo Canyon. Across the valley, the Weber River connects the Echo and Rockport reservoirs. Both of these are blue ribbon fisheries: quality fly fishing locations where the state ensures that the water is plentiful, the shores are accessible, and the fish keep jumping. Both Provo and Weber rivers maintain a high number of large fish per mile.

Still Water Fly Fishing

If streams and eddies aren’t part of your fly fishing game, then hit the still water in a float tube or pontoon. The nearby reservoirs — Strawberry, Echo, Rockport, and Jordanelle — are stocked with fish and ready for the season. It’s common to hear about local anglers pulling in 25+ inch monsters from some of these lakes. Come try out still water fly fishing near Park City, and go home with your own big fish story.

Plus, if you’re traveling in from out of town, any number of the local guide and gear shops can help you find a prime fly fishing spot.

Park City Fishing Tackle Shops & Guides

It’s not always convenient to carry a tackle box on a plane. If you show up in Park City without your gear, don’t worry. Park City has dozens of bait and tackle shops, fishing outfitters, and fly fishing guides for anglers of all levels.

All of these companies have a long standing tradition of customer service and deep knowledge of the region.

  • Park City Outfitters is run by a fourth generation ranching family from Park City. 
  • Trout Bum 2 Fly Shop can also get you geared up and guide you off the beaten path and fly fishing on the Provo, Green, and Weber rivers.
  • Park City Fly Fishing Guides offers full and half day tours to the best spots on the Weber and Provo rivers, remote streams, and the Green River in Wyoming. Plus, the guides know a lot of about fish habits and hatches and will help you improve your technique.
  • If you’re trying to dodge the weekend crowds, work with Mid-week Fly Fishing Guide Service — it’s all literally in the name.

Fishing Shops & Guides Near Park City

While many of these fishing shops are located in Park City, you can find additional outfitters in surrounding areas.

  • Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Heber City and Utah Pro Fly Fishing in Kamas have the inside track on all the hidden fishing holes.
  • Mayfly Guide Service, also based in Heber City, also specializes in getting fly fishers to lesser known, bountiful waters. They’re not only pros in northern Utah, but they know southwestern Wyoming like an old friend.
  • You could have your favorite spot on the river all to yourself with Blue Sky Utah in Wanship with over 3,500 acres to explore.

Fly Fishing for Groups & Corporate Outings

For big fly fishing parties with friends or professional colleagues, All Seasons Adventures, Park City Anglers, and Destination Sports and Adventures all specialize in handling larger groups.

Fly Fishing Lessons

If you’re learning to fish and need focused instruction, Park City on The Fly and Provo River Guide Service will help you perfect your casting.  For those who have never set a fly on the water, Jans Fly Shop welcomes everyone up to the ponds at lower Deer Valley to cast a line anytime after Memorial Day

Any of these companies can get you roll casting around the dogwood in no time. Next time when you think Park City and snow comes to mind, don’t forget that in the summer, the rivers run through it.
 

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