UTAH FLY FISHING GUIDES
Our fly fishing guides are some of the friendliest, hardest working and most patient trout fanatics you'll ever meet. We know
these rivers and their inhabitants like no one else. With a profound understanding of both the fish and, sometimes as
importantly, the fisherman, one of our strongest skills is deciphering the code to consistently hooking up with more and
larger fish. We also strive to set a new (or is it old?) standard in stream-side etiquette and live by a catch-and-release, totally
barb-less, leave no trace ethic. Come and see why our guides are liked by locals and have a reputation for being some of the
best in the west!
Joe Mitchell leads this team and is one of the area's most
sought after guides. He learned to fly fish as a young boy
living in Montana over 30 years ago and has been chasing
down trout with his hand tied flies ever since. He considers
the first ten years of his life as having been wasted on
worms and spinners. His uncanny ability to find big fish can
partly be explained by the fact that he's been studying them
for most of his life. It's no wonder he chose the guiding life
and is considered by many to be a master of his trade.
Joe is also a proud member of Solitude Fly Company's
design team and some of his fly patterns are quickly
becoming North American standards. You may already
have some of his bugs in your own collections. Joe is the
creator of the increasingly popular series of split case
nymphs as well as many other original trout slayers. A true
technician, no matter what they might be eating, he's
always got at least a half-dozen flies in just the right stages,
sizes, and colors to match. When you see the size of some
of these trout we're up against, you'll understand why his fly
patterns work so well. They have to.
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|Angling may be said to be so like mathematics
that it can never be fully learnt.
- Izaac Walton
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