Utah Fish Chaser

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Overview
Based in Vineyard, Utah our company has bloomed and developed. Our company is small but has a big love for the world of fly fishing. Jordan and Sarah Gillespie are both experienced anglers with over 14 years of serious Fly fishing experience. They would rather be out chasing trout more  than anything else.
 
Fishing Trips
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1 - 2 anglers
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4 hours - 1 day
Fishing Waters:
The Provo River is a great fishery located next to major cities. It is considered a Blue Ribbon fishery with good reason. Full of brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout it can be fished ... moreduring every season. It starts high up in the mighty Uinta Mountains and works its way down through two reservoirs and finally empties into Utah Lake. The river is broken into three sections namely the Upper, from the Uinta Mountains to Jordanelle Reservoir, the Middle, from Jordanelle Reservoir to Deer Creek Reservoir, and the Lower, from Deer Creek down to Utah Lake. I guide on the Middle and the Lower where fish counts are the highest.

The Middle Provo

Winding its way through beautiful Heber Valley the middle Provo is a great piece of trout water. After a river reconstruction done about 7 years ago the river has many access points and great holes to fish. The river is full of bug life which sustains a large population of Brown and Rainbow Trout. Amazing hatches of midges, and blue wing olives seem to bring every fish in the river to the surface.

The Lower Provo
Dumping out of Deer Creek Dam the lower Provo cascades its way through the impressive Provo Canyon. Huge limestone cliffs hang thousands of feet above you as large brown trout eagerly eat your fly. This is where I started learning how to fly fish. I have spent many days chasing these trout and have had much frustration and joy here. The lower Provo is much swifter then the middle section and offers great nymphing opportunities. The sow bug is the king when nymphing here and midges and mayfly nymphs work well. With seasonal hatches of midges, BWO, PMD, and a great caddis hatch fishing on top can be great as well.

Most fish average 12-17 inches in this section with fish over 20 possible. A 18 pound hog was caught out of this section 12 years ago. With the Lower Provo being only 10 minutes outside of Orem and Provo it gets lots of fishing pressure. I love to fish it in the fall through early spring to avoid the people hatch. In winter you can have whole sections to yourself and pick and choose where you want to fish. A real treat for putting up with cold hands for a few hours.
$
200
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350
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
The Strawberry starts above Strawberry Reservoir and enters into Strawberry Reservoir. It leaves the Berry Patch and empties into Starvation Reservoir, then joins with the Duchesne ... moreRiver below the town of Duchesne and Becomes the Duchesne River. The sections I guide on are the “Wild Strawberry” from strawberry reservoir to Starvation, and Below Starvation Reservoir. Both are very different and offer a different reward to anglers.

The Wild Strawberry

Cascading down from Strawberry Reservoir the Wild Strawberry is home to beautiful mountain trout. Rainbow, Brown, and gorgeous cutthroat trout live in this little tail water and love large dry flys. Fishing season here is June till October according to snow levels. You will not find a prettier place to wet your line then this stretch of river.

Fish usually average 8-14 inch’s with fish up to 20 inches available. A pure dry dropper stream that is a blast to fish. When going here plan on leaving early to get a good section of stream to fish. The fish are very spooky and do not respond to pressure well.

Strawberry River: Below Starvation Reservoir
Being a Fly Fishing Guide you get to explore new areas to find large fish. No other place in Utah has larger Brown Trout on a consistent basis. This area Produces large fish. But beware. Many of anglers here reports and come expecting much only to get their butt kicked by these wary fish.

Sight fishing and stalking skills can be the difference between a 20 fish day and getting skunked. I will show you how to find these fish, how to approach them, what to use, and how to land a brown over 20 inches. With browns over 26″ being caught every year this area holds some true pigs.

I guide on this section of Strawberry River year round and can help you catch a large Brown Trout. It will take work and some learning, but you will not be disappointed with the results. Plan on catching 2-8 fish during the day, but at least one of those will be over 20 inch’s.
$
370
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$
475
/ Boat
Capacity:
1 - 2 anglers
Days:
Daily
Duration:
4 hours - 1 day
Fishing Waters:
Guiding On the Green River: I love the Green River and have been fishing it monthly for the last seven years. The emerald waters and amazing canyon atmosphere make it a place to remember ... moreeven if the fish are not cooperating. But that seldom is a problem with over 14,000 fish per mile from the dam to little hole. These fish are very healthy and stunningly beautiful. Making the Green River the ultimate destination for any angler to enjoy.

How Guiding works

To be a guide on the Green River you need hold a current river guide license issued by the state of Utah, and to be hired on by an outfitting company who holds a current river permit. There are some great company’s and good guides in the area. I currently guide out of Spinner Fall Guide Service and take all of my trips through this company.

Your Day On a Guided Trip
We meet at 7:30am or 8:30am in Dutch John, Utah. We go over conditions, gear, fly’s and what to expect for the day. You provide your rod, reel, leader, and I will provide fly’s and accessories we will use throughout the day.

We load up in a company vehicle that takes us down to the boat ramp.

We take the boat off the trailer and get or rods rigged up and start our float.

The Green River offers great fishing for a variety of techniques. Depending upon your preference we can fish drys, nymphs, dry dropper, or streamers. I am very open to fish any of these and will help you understand the skill needed for each of them. I will not force you to to fish a certain way, I know this is your trip and will help you achieve your expectations.

When the time is right we will pull the boat ashore and have a river side lunch that is often grilled chicken, brats, burgers, or sandwiches.

After lunch will will finish our float and with sore arms and new memories reach the boat ramp to end our float.

Our vehicle will be shuttled by a shuttle service and be ready for us at the ramp.

I will then load the boat on the trailer and will drive back to the meeting location in Dutch John.

Overall a full day guided trip is between 8-9 hours and everything is simplified for us to really focus on the fishing!
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Thank you so much. We had a great time. Couldn’t have been more fun. You are a great host. Can’t wait to do it all again next year. Good luck with school and your daughter.
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Thanks again for an awesome float on Monday, and for teaching Travis. He is stoaked out of his mind and is already talking about going with you once a month if possible. Dave is also talking about going 7-8 times with you over the next year.I really need to hit the C section with you.
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Carol and I want to thank you for giving our husbands a wonderful day of fly fishing. We also had a wonderful dinner that evening at the Red Canyon Lodge and your wife, Sara, is just precious.Thanks again
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Just wanted to thank you for the terrific day last week on the Green. And for showing Greg and me your secret spot for rainbows. Enjoy these pics I snapped. Let’s fish again soon!
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Thanks again for your time yesterday. The class was great and I felt like I learned a lot. It is nice to work with someone who is patient and willing to openly share their passion as you do. I have a lot of work to do, but feel I have a good start to get going. I am going to start practicing my casting, then hopefully try a little on the Provo over the next couple of weeks while I am up there for ... more work, just to at least start messing around on the river. Here is one of the pictures you took that turned out really good. Will be in touch.Thanks
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Thanks again for a great trip on the Green and at Calder. With forty fish to the boat on Tuesday I would say the B section was epic. Calder Reservoir was a blast as well and you weren’t making up the quality of fish in there. Unbelievable! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work and efforts in making this the best trip I have had to the Green.
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Bill and I had a great float with you. You had us catching fish where we never did before. Thx for making it such a good trip.
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1 day with Jordan equaled the best fishing experience in my life! My arm is sore as I type this from fighting fish all day long. Not only was the trip a massive success but Jordan was fantastic to work with. After 5 minutes instruction and a number of gentle reminders through out the day my casting improved 100%. I cant wait to get back on the Green River with Jordan.
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I just wanted to say thanks again for a great day on Saturday. It was awesome to have so much success streamer fishing, definitely my best day yet as far as throwing meat. I had a great time and learned a lot. Hope to get out in the boat with you again in the future.
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Thanks for the fly fishing float trip with Kyle last Saturday. He really had a great time with you. Please email me the pictures you took. Maybe we will plan another day trip with you next summer.Thanks Again
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Thanks for an unbelievably good winter fishing experience, Jordan! We will definitely be back.
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Thanks again for a great day on the Green! Joe and I had a ball. You are an excellent guide and will hear from us again.Please add me to your email/contact list, assuming you have one.
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This is Casey, I wanted to thank you again for the phenomenal float trip that you provided for Gail and I yesterday. That was a blast and I hope to come and do it again. As we discussed, please send some of those great pics that you took from our float.I will connect with on Facebook too, I would like to keep in touch. It was a pleasure to get to know you and we learned a lot. I look forward to next ... more time!!
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Thanks again for helping make this trip a memorable one! Look forward to getting out there with you again soon.All the best
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Just a note to thank you again for a great day Friday. Your home-tied flies and eyes made it all work great.Thanks again
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Our trip was so much fun. I hope to get back there soon.Best wishes for a good year ahead.
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It’s been two weeks since our guided trip and I can’t stop thinking or talking to people about it. You know the Green so well and put us in so many good situations to land fish, I feel like I would insult the fishery if I attempted it on my own. It was great getting to know you and wish you the best. Zachary and I will definitely be up there again to fish with you.
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The feeling couldn’t be more mutual:) you’ll def be seeing Meghann again your a great guide Jordan and a better teacher. You did great with her and you know just as we’ll as I do w a woman is getting rained on it could go either way:) the visual dry fly action their has her hooked and I will never be having to talk her on to spending time on the river w me. She is special and the fact that you just ... more helped her fall in love with what I do and love can never be payed back so THANK YOU!!!!Tight lines singing reels!!!:)
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