at Simply Fly Fishing Utah are not only expert fishermen, but they're adept at finding interesting, off-the-beaten-path locations for wading in and fishing. Their half- and full-day fly-fishing trips explore the scenic shores of the Provo and Weber rivers, but some of their trips dip into more secluded and rugged locales, such as Old Man Patterson's swimming pool. Each outing can be tailored to any experience level?the guides pride themselves on making fly-fishing non-intimidating to beginners, covering basic topics such as baiting the hook and casting the heavy line into a current. And because they know that preparation is always key, the guides provide regular updates on river conditions and hatching seasons.
The passionate trio of guides at Open Water Fishing isn't content to compete with the swarms of amateur anglers vying for fish on the state's most popular waters. Instead, the team takes heed of their motto, "the fishing is best where fewest go." To that end, they gather up bait, tackle, and eager patrons at their home base in Provo and travel to five less-trodden rivers throughout Utah. During excursions, they'll show fishermen of all levels how to snare wild cutthroat trout on Upper Fish Creek, brown trout at Diamond Fork, or rainbow trout on Strawberry River. The guides practice catch-and-release, frowning upon the more popular catch-and-send-as-a-jury-duty-stand-in. They also provide snacks and drinks on every trip.
The guides at Elusive Fly Fishing lead groups of fish seekers to Utah's choicest spots for casting lines and reeling in big ones. Prime locales include points on the Provo and Weber Rivers along with a handful of smaller waterways, where clients can get their hands on Rocky Mountain whitefish and trout varieties such as brown, rainbow, and brook. Half- and full-day tours include all necessary gear and a sack lunch. Lessons are available for beginners or those who need help ironing out the kinks in their casts.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Provo's Sundance Mountain Resort.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Sundance Mountain Resort, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! Sundance Mountain Resort also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Sundance Mountain Resort.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
Sundance Mountain Resort's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Mountains echo with the clicking of hooves on rocks as mountain vegetation waves in the breeze and the sun glistens on snow-dappled trails. Schools of fish scatter as a pair of slick rubber boots parts the waters—a fisher wading through thick river sediment before casting a line into the current. Rocky Mountain Outfitters' experienced outdoorsmen usher customers through all manner of seasonal wilderness adventures, including fly-fishing on the Provo River, snowmobile tours, and horseback riding along mountain trails. Many tours run through Soldier Hollow Valley, which played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Visitors may encounter roving wildlife such as snow rabbits, moose, and fawns frolicking through varied landscapes for memorable photo ops or police sketch-artist renderings. Adventure packages combine more than one outdoor activity and include the Reins and Train adventure, a role-playing tour that merges a train trip with a horseback trail ride. Depending on the season, guests can board traditional wagons or horse-drawn sleighs towed by teams of clydesdales, belgians, and spotted draft, or they can lasso free-range dinner rolls during Old West–style outdoor meals.
After moving to Utah in 1997, Will Westrate got right to work, assembling a team of fishing experts to lead expeditions along the Provo and Weber Rivers. Each of Will’s hand-picked guides have tallied more than 1,000 days of fly fishing on the local waterways, utilizing their knowledge to mimic seasonal food sources and catch fish on their way back from shopping. The Park City Anglers also regularly explore the Strawberry, Duchesne, and Currant Creek, as well as some smaller streams and tributaries throughout the region.