Winter Fly Fishing


Tom Brokaw once famously said, “If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church.” In Utah, one can attend that “high church” seven days a week, 365 days a year.

In winter, fly fishing is a relaxing, fun adventure that off ers a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the ski scene, put away cell phones for a few hours and spend time with family or friends in the peace of the great outdoors.

It’s been said there’s no such thing as a bad day, there’s only bad gear. It’s important to be aware of the weatherand to wear layers in order to accommodate swings in temperature, wind, and snow. Being prepared for cold weather with things like good waders, gloves, and a hat allows you to stay outside and get the most out of the trip.

But what about the fish? According to Chad Jacques, owner of Trout Bum 2, a fantastic fly fishing shop on S.R. 224, “Winter is the time of year you’re either going to be fishing a lot of small flies like midges or really big flies for streamer fishing. It’s predominantly
brown trout, and there are some rainbow trout, too.”