Best Fishing Spots in Utah to Visit with a Fly Rod

By Debbie Hanson

Dec 10, 2018

List of the best fishing spots in Utah for fly fishing. Learn about places to fish in Utah with blue-ribbon designation, different trout species you can catch

Some of the best fishing spots in Utah are sustainable blue-ribbon fly fisheries with stunning mountain views and year-round angling opportunities. While Utah may have a prominent reputation for downhill skiing and rock climbing, you certainly shouldn't pass up an opportunity to go fly fishing in this Rocky Mountain state either. Check out these five amazing places to fish in Utah with a fly rod.

1. Green River

If you haven't visited the stretch of the Green River below Flaming Gorge, you are missing out on one of the top places to fish in Utah with a fly rod. This world-renowned river supports huge populations of rainbow trout and brown trout. You can fly fish the Green River from three access points (Flaming Gorge Dam, Little Hole, or Indian Crossing) or take a float trip with a local guide. Pick up a few tips on the best times to fish for trout in order to make the most of your experience.

2. Logan River

One of the top blue-ribbon trout streams in Utah, the Logan River emerges out of a canyon to the northeast of the city of Logan. Three impoundments at the mouth of Logan Canyon are regularly stocked with rainbow trout, which means plenty of summer family fishing opportunities. Another option is to find an accessible spot along the thirty miles of Highway 89 to cast for brook trout and cutthroat trout. Be sure to check the limits and restrictions that apply, particularly on the upper sections of the river.

3. Provo River

Another of the best fishing spots in Utah with a blue-ribbon designation is the Provo River. The Provo has earned a spot on the list of best places to fish with a fly rod due to 15 miles of fishing access, prolific insect hatches, views of Mount Timpanogos, and thriving populations of both brown and rainbow trout. The Middle and Lower Provo maintain consistent flow year round, providing dry fly, nymph and streamer fishing opportunities.

4. Fremont River

If you are wondering where to fish with a fly rod in Southern Utah, don't pass up this fly fishing destination. The secluded location and productive fly fishing waters here make the Fremont River the perfect spot for beginners. One of the least pressured areas is just a few miles below the dam, near Mill Meadow Reservoir.

5. Weber River

You can drive just 20 minutes northeast of Park City to visit the Weber River, one of Northern Utah's famous blue-ribbon fisheries. While the tailwaters below Rockport Lake are known for being prime wild brown trout territory, fly fishing the Weber River can also give anglers a good shot at catching rainbow and cutthroat trout.

Since you have a helpful list of five outstanding fly fishing destinations, start planning an adventure to one of the best fishing spots in Utah. Check the latest fly fishing regulations and get Utah fishing license information before you go.

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.