Today, it snowed big time up here in Park City, Utah…but the way spring is, it will probably melt tomorrow?! So instead of hitting the river, I decided to provide you with some knowledge and catch you up on some of the past fly fishing trips.

This past month has been one of the best buffalo midge hatches I’ve ever seen and fished (and it continues to move strongly into the BWO hatch) on the lower/middle Provo. The Mother Shucker found its way into every wise fly fisherman’s fly box.

Here are some questions you might have:

What’s been happening on the Provo River? The past month The Middle Provo fished good, really good – there was surprisingly a lot of people out to enjoy the good fishing. Buffalo midges were a lot of fun to fish and now it’s small midges and BWO’s (especially on the lower Provo)

Is it good fishing right now – where? Most rivers in Utah are low and are fishing great. I have been fishing the lower Provo and middle Provo and our guide trips have been doing great – even if you’ve never fly fished before.

What should you use? Use a small zebra midge pattern (size 22-24) such as this one and you should do just fine:

What time should you go? The best time to fish the lower/middle Provo has been between 12-4 p.m., so sleep in, take it easy, and hit the hatch.

Do you need a guide? You don’t necessarily need a guide – but Provo River fly fishing guides provide abundant opportunities to learn, catch more fish and understand the water – they also teach you how to fish flies that work in a way that catch fish.