Park City Fly Fishing Company

 (19)
Overview
Park City Fly Fishing Company guides have over 40 years of experience guiding in the Park City area and through out Utah. Within 30-minutes drive of Park City there is one of the widest selections of world-class trout fisheries in the world. There’s the Lower Provo River, Middle Provo River, Weber River, and for those seeking variety, a little farther away, the Upper Green and many other secret spots that hold big fish.

Anglers new to the world-renowned Provo River (as well as our many other local blue ribbon fisheries) are shocked at the size and quantity of fish. With over 40-years combined experience, our guides know preparation is key to having a great day of fishing. Whether you’re new to fly fishing or very experienced, our guides are dedicated to getting you on the most productive water, with the right flies, using the best technique.

Our goal is to give you an experience of a lifetime that keeps you coming back year after year.

“The look on someone’s face when they land their first 20-inch trout is what gets us up before dawn checking river conditions and tying flies.” – Jeff Harwin, Owner and Head Guide
 
Fishing Trips
$
150
-
$
345
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Fishing Waters:
Destination:
Fly fishing on the Weber River is one of Utah’s overlooked gems, just a short ride from Park City Utah. The Weber River is slightly smaller than the Provo River, and can be characterized ... moreas a medium sized stream perfect for wad fishing. The Weber River has numerous access points so it never to hard to find a bit of solitude even on the weekend. Often over shadowed by the Provo River, the Weber River is a blue ribbon tailwater, that is a trophy fishery in its own right.

With a healthy diet of sow bugs these fish tend to be big. The average trout on the Weber River is 16-18 inches with many fish over 21+ inches. the Weber is largely populated by brown trout but you have a good chance at catching Rainbows and Cutthroats. The Weber River has some exceptional hatches throughout the year, including its incredible early season, “mother’s day” caddis hatch. Park City Fly Fishing Company primarily focus its guide trips on the weber river between Rock Port reservoir and Echo reservoir. The easy wading on this stretch makes the Weber River great for beginners and also challenges the most experienced anglers. Let the Park City Fly Fishing Company help you explore this diamond in the rough.
$
400
-
$
500
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
1 day
Fishing Waters:
Destination:
Only two-and-a-half hours from Park City, the Upper Green is a spectacular trout fishery. Park City Fly Fishing Company is one of few outfitters that guides on the Upper Green River ... morebelow the Fontanelle Reservoir. This particular part of the Green River drainage is home to some of the largest and hardest fighting fish you will ever have the privilege of trying to catch. Park City Fly Fishing Company offers float trips on the Green River from March-July and mid-September to the end of October. You will consistently have chances at fish in the 18-22” range, with an occasional chance of a much larger fish just around the bend.

The Upper Green River is a high-desert fishery with the feeling of tranquil solitude. With the Wind River Range in the background, it makes for some spectacular scenery. On your float, it is not uncommon to see a variety of wildlife such as moose, deer, pelicans, bald, and golden eagles. This fishery is remote and will at times test your skill as an angler. It is a small price to pay when you realize you haven’t seen another boat all day and have the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime. Let the experts at Park City Fly Fishing Company show you what we consider one of the best fisheries in the country. Advanced booking is encouraged to secure prime dates.

Because many of our clients fly in from out of town, we provide all the fly fishing equipment you will need. Clients are welcome to bring their own gear. All equipment is high quality and includes:

Waders

Boots

Fly rod and reel

Terminal tackle

Split shot

Indicators

Flies

Of course, all trips include cold or warm drinks depending on the weather. All full-day trips also include snacks and a delicious lunch.
$
150
-
$
345
/ Angler
Capacity:
1 - 3 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
 (1)
The Lower Provo River is a 30-minute drive from Park City and is a true tailwater fishery, which means the fish benefit from cold-oxygenated water all-year round. It flows out of Deer ... moreCreek Reservoir winding down 20 miles to Utah Lake. With the exquisite backdrop of Mt. Timpanogos and the Wasatch mountain range it flows through the Provo Canyon and is described as one large riffle. The Lower Provo River is known for its abundance of large Rainbow and Brown trout, with easy access through a railroad track following the river. The excellent bug life and a year-around diet of sow bugs make the trout fat and healthy. An average size trout on the lower Provo River is approximately 16-18 inches; surely putting a bend in your rod.

The blue-winged olive hatch in the springtime is second to none, making the Lower Provo a guide favorite in the early season. The Lower Provo also gets a heavy hatch of PMDs and caddis in the summer months. Unlike the Middle Provo River, the Lower Provo River provides the ability to float the river. We do the majority of our trips on the Lower Provo River in the spring and early summer. This is due to two factors, the fishing is most active in the early parts of the year before the moss settles in and makes it very difficult to fish. Also the Lower Provo River is a favorite among locals to float down with a tube in the Middle of the summer once school gets out. Park City Fly Fishing Company can get you to all the sweet spots on this incredible fishery.

Because many of our clients fly in from out of town, we provide all the fly fishing equipment you will need. Clients are welcome to bring their own gear. All equipment is high quality and includes:

Waders

Boots

Fly rod and reel

Terminal tackle

Split shot

Indicators

Flies

Of course, all trips include cold or warm drinks depending on the weather. All full-day trips also include snacks and a delicious lunch.
Fishing Reports
Lower The best fishing occurs during the midday. BWO hatches are consistent with the higher temperatures. You might try throwing in some skwala adults and nymphs. Water is being let ... moreout of Deer Creek. Flows are extremely high, ranging from 564 ft3s below Deer Creek to 449 ft3s near Harbor Drive.

Middle
Look for stoneflies in sizes 10 to 12, and use a BWO dropper for best results. Water temperatures average around 43 degrees. Flows are moving extremely fast, with current levels near 267 ft3s and flows near the Jordanelle release at 305 ft3s. The average at Charleston is flows at or around 286 ft3s. Be cautious of the faster currents.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Friday, 13 May, 2016
It has been a long winter in the Park City, Utah area, but in the last couple of weeks it seems like spring is getting the best of winter. This is great news for any fisherman that ... moremight be out here for a ski trip and is looking for another activity. The Middle Provo river flowing below Jordanell Reservoir is at winter flows, which is about 150 CFS (cubic feet a second). The midge fishing has finally started to get active in the past week, and there has also been a spotting of some buffalo midge. Nymph fishing has been most productive in the morning. The best rig for nymphing has been a light nymph rig with black or gray Zebra Midge as your point fly and small size 24-26 thread midge (best colors: red, black, olive and tan). You can look for some good dry fly fishing to start around noon.

This time of year it is really important to have a longer leader and lighter tippet. Typically, we have been using a 12 foot leader and 6-7 x tippet. The flows below Deer Creek Reservoir (the lower Provo River) have also continued to flow at their winter flows which is about 100 CFS. There has been consistent dry fly fishing in the morning with midge clustering on the surface. For the morning dry fly fishing, I have been fishing a tandem rig using a Quiggly Hackle Stacker as my point fly and small size 22 Mother Sucker trailing about 18 inches behind the hackle stacker. Once the sun hits the water, the dry fly fishing in the morning slows down. Not to worry the nymph fishing continues to be solid for the rest of the day. With the low flows, I have continued to have success with that lighter, in-line rig. This year they seem to prefer a larger sow bug in a size 14-16, with a small olive midge emerger size 24-22 trailing behind it.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016
In the last Couple of weeks, the fishing on the Middle Provo River has been good to great. The Buffalo midges on the Middle Provo river hit their peak a couple of weeks ago and the ... morehatch is starting to slow down. Not to worry, the Blue Winged Olive hatch on the Middle Provo River is just getting started and should make for some excellent fly fishing in the coming weeks. In the morning, we are still nymphing with a light weight bounce or in-line rig. For nymph fishing, our best flies for the Middle Provo River are size 22-24 thread midge in colors: red, black, grey, brown, and olive. In the afternoon, as the Buffalo midge hatch and the Blue Winged Olive hatch get going, I am switching over from nymph patterns to some bigger offerings. Best nymph patterns in the afternoon on the Middle Provo River have been a size 16-18 black Zebra Midge, 18-20 Grey RS2 and 18-20 black WD-40. The dry fly fishing on the Middle Provo River is excellent in the afternoon. I have had the most success fishing an 11 foot leader with 6-7x tippet. My most productive fly combination is a size 18, black or brown, Mother Shucker dry fly with a size 20 Noseeum Blue Winged Olive or comparadun trailed behind it.

The Lower Provo River is in excellent condition for any of you anglers looking to take a break from the Middle Provo River. You’ll have a chance at catching a fish in the 20-inch range or better. The morning bite has been very consistent with an excellent midge hatch. The last couple of guide trips I have had on the Lower Provo River has been all dry fly fishing. The rig I have had the most success with has been a 12 foot leader with a size 18 cluster midge pattern, with a size 18 comparadun Blue Winged Olive trailed behind it. Anyone looking to just nymph fish, try to find some deeper pools. The fish seem to be very spooky with such low water flows. The best patterns for nymph fishing have been a size 16-18 sow bug as your point fly and a Blue Winged Olive nymph trailing behind it.

Photo Credit: Jeremy Allen
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Friday, 1 Apr, 2016
If you are visiting Park City, Utah and looking for an outdoor activity, it might be a surprise to you that the ski resorts are already closed. Not to worry, spring provides some of ... morethe best fly fishing Park City has to offer. The Middle Provo River is still flowing around 150 CFS ( cubic feet per second). The flows on the Middle Provo River should start to increase in flow the next few weeks as we get ready for spring run-off. The best fishing on the Middle Provo River has been in the afternoon. The Blue Winged Olive hatch starts around noon and goes for 2-4 hours depending on the day. For nymphing, Park City Fly Fishing Company guides are having the best success on a 4-6 foot rig with 6x tippet. We are using a Blue Winged Olive nymph like a Barr’s emerger in size 20-22 as our point fly and 22-24 thread midge trailed behind it. The best dry fly fishing is on overcast days. Keep in mind that the hatch usually takes a little longer in the day to get going when it’s not sunny out.

The flows on the Lower Provo River have come up about 60 CFS in the last week. The increase in flows have made fish become more active, feeding on sow bugs and other crustaceans. The flows have also opened up more water to fish as well. With the increased water flows, we are spending more time on the Lower Provo River than anywhere else simply because it has made the fishing the best around. The dry fly fishing has suffered a little bit with the water flow increasing, but the nymph fishing has more than made up for it. We are fishing a double sow bug rig with a size 14-16 sow bug as our point fly and a size 20-22 sow bug trailed behind it. The fishing in the shallows has been excellent. If you shorten your nymph rig and stay close to the bank, you should have an excellent day fly fishing.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2016
Utah fly fishing in the springtime can produce some of the most exciting fishing opportunities of the year. As the weather gets warmer and winter snow pack starts to melt, we start ... moreto see the rivers in the Park City area increase in water flows or CFS (Cubic Feet per Second). Many anglers think that when the bigger water rises that the Utah fly fishing is done until summer but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, spring is some of the most productive times to fish the Provo River, Weber River and other remote streams in Utah and Wyoming. Most of our streams in and around Park City are known as tail-waters (water comes from a dam), which means they are controlled flows. Unlike free-stone streams where the water is directly effected from natural snow pack, tail-waters tend to be less effected by spring time run-off and are more productive with higher flows. When the water starts to rise, tons of trout food like sow bugs, scuds, worms, stoneflies and mayfly nymphs get dislodged from the rocks and it sets up a feeding frenzy for the trout.

I want to share a few tips for fishing the higher water in the spring time. As the water increases in flows, the trout get pushed to the edges of the river. With the stronger current, the fish don’t have the sustained strength to stay in the middle of the river and feed. It is really important as an angler to stay on the bank or close to the bank and fish the inside edges of the river. Surprisingly, you’ll want to fish a shorter nymph rig, about 5-7 feet, now that the fish are pushed into the shallows. This time of year, it is always a good idea to check the water flows before you get out to the river. One thing to keep in mind is that it might not always be safe to cross the river with the higher flows. Please exercise caution, and approach the stream wisely. For more information on fishing in the spring check out my seasons page.
Fishing Water Report:
Date:
Saturday, 23 Apr, 2016
Guides
With twelve years experience of guiding fly fishing on the Provo River and surrounding streams, Jeff Harwin is one of the most respected guides in Utah. Jeff began fishing in Florida ... moreas a young child and was first introduced to fly fishing while working as a camp counselor in Pennsylvania at the age of sixteen. Soon he began chasing tarpon and snook on a fly rod, and never picked up his spinning rod again. Jeff has been a die hard enthusiast ever since, chasing trout on the Provo River and other local streams. If you go on a guided fly fishing trip with Jeff you might find yourself on one of many Utah’s secret screams throwing large dries to huge trout. His knowledge of the sport, attention to detail and preparation for any guided trip guarantees a successful excursion. Jeff takes pride in hand tying all of his flies for his guided fly fishing trips, and is ready to share his enthusiasm for the sport with novice to expert anglers. Let Jeff make your Utah fly fishing trip unforgettable.
Jake has been guiding on the Provo River and surrounding streams for the past 11 years. Averaging around 180 guide days a year, Jake Smith is considered by many the hardest working ... moreguide in Park City. Jake’s passion for fly fishing started by spending all his free time in the Uinta’s fishing the small streams and lakes with a fly. When a friend took him fishing to Idaho he knew he found his life pursuit Now you can find him in many of the western states chasing a varied species of fish from trout to warm water species. He loves the sport and considers it a privilege to guide all the great people he meets. He prides himself on working hard to get his clients on fish and helping them understand how to catch and land big fish.
Jeremy Allan has been fly fishing in Utah for the past 25 years and has spent the last 11 years guiding on the Provo River and surrounding streams. Not only is Jeremy considered one ... moreof the top fly fishing guides in the area, he is also an accomplished photographer. His work as a photographer has been published in magazines such as The Drake, Northwest/Southwest Fly Fishing and Catch Magazine. Jeremy takes his artistic talents to the vise, and uses his creative fly tying skills to dupe the most finicky trout. Spending a day on the water with Jeremy will not only improve your technical skill, but you will also put a lot of fish to the net.
Grey has been guiding professionally for the past six years and fly fishing for over a decade. He has acquired a true passion for guiding over the years and is an avid fly tyer. Grey ... morelearned to fly fish in the salt water of the Puget Sound and the rivers of Washington State. After moving to Utah, he became consumed with chasing brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout on the waters of Utah and Wyoming. Grey loves casting to wild trout from his boat with dry flies and says, “helping my clients achieve this same thrill is why I love guiding.” Grey’s easy going demeanor, humor and skill set will give you an unforgettable fishing experience.
Outfitter Blogs
Outfitter Blogs
Just a few hours’ drive from the acclaimed Mecca of fly fishing, Utah is an often-overlooked goldmine for serious fly anglers. Abounding with wild rivers and striking scenery, it’s ... morea paradise for solitude seekers and nature lovers.
Category:
Fly Fishing, Planning, Perfect Fishing Days
Added Date:
Thursday, 27 Apr, 2017
Featured:
Yes
19 reviews   0 comments
Communication
(5.0 of 5)
Scheduling
(5.0 of 5)
Advice
(5.0 of 5)
Boat Comfort
(5.0 of 5)
title
comment
Communication
0
0
Jeff, I’m not sure fishing gets any better than it did today. Great fish, no people, great scenery, great company.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
I’ve been fishing with Jeff for the last ten years. He is the only guide I will fish with in Utah. Jeff knows where to go and just as important when to go to any particular river. He is as good with beginners as he is with experts but if your time is precious, Jeff knows where the fish are and will ensure that you have the fly fishing experience you hoped for by finding fish in the local gems and ... more remote Utah waters.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
I have been fishing with Jeff for 5 years + now and he has taught me almost everything I know when it comes to fly fishing. Not only is he a great guide, he is a fun guy to fish with who loves the sport. He knows what holes are fishing well, when, and what should be used. He ties his own flies, which are amazing and seem way better than store bought. Also, good guy to chat with, I often call him my ... more "life coach."
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Been fishing with Jeff for over five years and I consistently have a great experience. Jeff only fishes quality waters and always gives 110% effort. Both my novice wife, and my experienced brother, have had equally awesome experiences on the river with Jeff. Great equipment, great instruction, and great guides.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
My fiancé and I had no experience fly fishing, and Jeff was great. He outfitted us, got us right into the water, and showed us technique and what to look for. Within minutes we had multiple catches. The tug is the drug!
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
I’ve been fishing with Jeff for 6 years. The diversity of the fishing in the great Park City area is incredible and the Weber is a perfect example. Often overlooked and therefore uncrowded, the Weber is a smaller stream but with thick healthy, fish. Like most rivers in the area, it’s a tailwater and that is where Jeff’s local water knowledge is critical. I know this from experience having fished the ... more Weber alone and without Jeff. Whether you’re fishing the Weber or any other of Jeff’s more off the beaten path rivers, he’s always up to speed on what’s happening and why. The result is more, bigger fish. Over the years, while Jeff and I have become friends, the reason I return is that I know each trip will be successful which is a testament to Jeff’s skill as a guide.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
A friend and I went fishing with Jeff on the Lower Provo. Jeff was fantastic. He put us on fish right away. He knew the flies required to get us started off to a good day. When things changed and the fishing slowed down, he knew exactly what adjustments to make and the fishing picked up again immediately. My fishing partner was not very experienced and Jeff had the knowledge, ability and teaching ... more skills to help him to be more effective. You can't go wrong with Park City Fly Fishing Company.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
I have been fishing annually for the last 10-15 years on the Provo, Duchesne, Weber and Strawberry Rivers in Utah and I’ve used as many guides while fishing there. Jeff Harwin is without a doubt the best all-around guide that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Jeff is an experienced guide that knows where to fish on the Provo and surrounding rivers to catch that big Brown we all dream about. Jeff ... more doesn’t take you to the normal spots unless the fish are active there. He’ll find a spot opposite the river where everyone else is and put you in where you’re guaranteed to catch fish while everyone else watches (no joke, I’ve actually done this). Jeff is easy to get along with, he is willing to adjust plans to your every wish and I guarantee you will catch fish. Of the ten plus years that I’ve been fishing the Provo and surrounding area, the best fishing experiences that I’ve had were fishing with Jeff Harwin.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Jeff and Ryan were awesome to work with. They were experts and very professional. Our group of 3 easily caught over 40 fish in 3 hours and had a great time doing it. Next time I come back to Park City, I'm definitely fishing with Jeff again!
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Jeff Harwin at Park City Fly Fishing Company is hands down one of the finest guides I have ever had (I've been fishing for 25 years and in more than 10 countries). What makes Jeff the best is 1) his intimate knowledge of the waters he fishes (what is happening and when it is going to happen. 2) his passion for fishing (he is rarely satisfied unless you are regularly catching fish). I've been fishing ... more with Jeff for more than 5 years and while I could venture outside the greater Park City area to explore new waters, I don't have too. Despite more than 8 trips with Jeff, I'm still seeing new water. I look forward to my second trip of 2016 with Jeff in June.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Jeff at Park City Fly Fishing set us up with Jeremy, our guide, for our Spring morning Middle Provo experience. Jeremy was fantastic in every aspect of guiding the 2 of us fly fishing and landing 18, using nymphs, and several close calls. Jeremy managed this very well with one first timer and a more experienced fly fishing enthusiast. He was great at setting up the rigs and teaching how to cast, drift, ... more hook up, strip line and retrieve. Most important was his friendly demeanor and patience, making Jeremy an excellent choice for either the first timer or the seasoned fly fisherman visiting new waters. I highly recommend Park City Fly Fishing.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Any time of the year, Jeff puts you with good fish and a good time.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Jeff Harwin at Park City Fly Fishing Company has guided me five times over the past four years. On everyone of those trips we have caught lots of big fish. He always knows what the fish are eating and best strategies to hook and land them. I used to travel to Montana and Idaho, thanks to Jeff, Utah and Southern Wyoming are now my favorite places to fish.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Great guides, always great fishing!
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
My brother Jeff and I spent two days with guide Jeff Harwin who had us into fish all day. We had a great time, several of the fish we caught were over 20″ and we hope to go back soon. Beautiful country, great streams and a super guide, Jeff thanks for the memories.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Jeff and the boys at Park City Fly Fishing Company are exactly the kind of fly fishing guides I want to fish with! They fish hard and do everything they can to comfortably bring success to the client. They are extremely knowledgeable and skilled fly fishermen themselves, and seek to share their proficiency with each and every angler they host. I have been with them on numerous guided trips, and would ... more highly recommend them to anyone seeking to improve their angling experience! From understanding the biology of the river system and matching the hatch at hand, to improving your casting and presentation skills, Park City Fly Fishing Company will exceed your expectations.
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Park City Fly Fishing Company is the best
“I’ve fished with a lot of guides over the past 19 years and Jeff Harwin at Park City Fly Fishing Company is the best. He knows the secret spots and gets up early to tie the hottest patterns. One day he anticipated a green drake hatch and we slayed ‘em on drys.”
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0
Thanks Jeff for hooking me up.
Stephen Colbert, The Late Show
Communication
Scheduling
Advice
Boat Comfort
0
0

Discover Your Own Fishing and Hunting Adventures

With top destinations, guided trips, outfitters and guides, and river reports, you have everything you need.