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This season on the Green River is off to a great start! Guide Nick Jackson snapped this pic of client Donald on their guided trip down the A section the other day.  Try a zebra midge up top and a BWO on the lower half. The Blue Wing Olive hatch is at it’s peak- get out there while you can and bundle up!

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Are you ready for the river? We are! Tying your own flies can be very rewarding- not only does it go a little easier on the pocket book, it also allows for customizing each buggy detail to your liking. If you’re not one to DIY on these tiny flies we have you covered- Guide Nick Jackson is a pro on the vice and includes all of the necessary flies to his clients. We’re looking forward to the amazing Blue Wing Olive (BWO) hatch on Utah’s Green River this spring. The BWO hatch is at it’s best in April during overcast days. We can’t wait to see you there! -bring your dry flies.

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When we are not guiding on the Green River, Utah we spend our winters guiding on Pyramid Lake, Nevada- going after the world’s largest strain of cutthroat trout- the Lahontan Cutthroat (20 pounders). There are always  a lot of fly choices when getting out on different waters, so we wanted to share our #1 favorite fly for those of you that might venture west to the alkaline lake. It’s the Original Popcorn Beetle, created by friend and fellow Guide Doug Ouellette. To read about the origin of this killer fly click here, and to learn more about fishing Pyramid or to hire our guide service visit our website . We encourage you to head out to Pyramid, please look us up when you do! We also encourage you to share the story of the Original Popcorn Beetle.

Popcorn Beetle

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Trout TV Show on the Green River, UT

Green River Guide Nick Jackson and Trout TV Show Host Hilary Hutcheson kill it during the Cicada hatch last July in Utah. Trout Creek Flies hosted the two day trip and fly fishing the Green could not have gone better. The episode airs for free for 7 days online on Trout TV Show’s website- Green River Episode.

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Luke Bryan Fly Fishes the Green River Utah

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan

Trout Creek Flies got a request to book a guided trip Wednesday afternoon just before Luke Bryan’s concert in Salt Lake City during his 2015 Kick the Dust Up Tour. Luke also had a show scheduled for Thursday night at Usana Amphitheater and wanted to book a guided trip down Utah’s Green River just below Flaming Gorge Dam before his second night’s appearance. He flew in with a friend on a small plane and landed in Dutch John’s airport, where his guide picked him up for a day of fly fishing. Guide John M. Sparger and Trout Creek Flies did a great job entertaining Luke, who landed some very nice big fish on the Green. He was greeted at the ramp at Little Hole with some SWAG, a six pack of local Vernal Brewing Co.’s Little Hole Lager (he cracked one open right away), and a very big thank you for his selection with TCF. He was open and friendly snapping pics and signing onsies for a few very lucky locals.

See some pics of Luke on the Green River UT and his big Brown’s here: Trout Creek Flies Luke Bryan Fly Fishing Trip on Facebook. Luke also has a video of him fly fishing near Casper, WY the next day after his Green River guided trip and his two shows in SLC- watch the Youtube video here:


Luke Bryan Wyoming Fly FIshing Adventure. We love you Luke- hunting, fishing, loving everyday!

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Big 24″ Brown on Utah’s Green River, A Section

One of our favorite clients and dear friend John Cancilla (Newport, CA) landed this big boy 24 inch brown on the A-section in mid-July.

Caught on the A Section of the Green River.
Caught on the A Section of the Green River.

The Green River trip was hosted by Trout Creek Flies and guided by Nick Jackson. Guests John and Jeff stayed at the always beautiful Red Canyon Lodge.

This huge brown was caught on a tiny gray scud- size 22.

Just under 24"
Just under 24″

Read more about John’s trip here: Green River- Big Brown.

Client John Cancilla's Big Brown Trout on the Green River.
Client John Cancilla’s Big Brown Trout on the Green River.


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Red Canyon Lodge ~ Fly Fishing

Nick and Julianne rarely get the same day off- so yesterday afternoon they met up after work to fish Red Canyon‘s private lake- East Green Lake. There are several huge Rainbows and Tigers right off the dock. Here’s a look at some of the fish they landed- both on a zebra midge. (These fish are still eating Cicada dry flies!)

Rainbow Trout, Hatch Reel, Sage One Rod, Zebra Midge. East Green Lake, Red Canyon Lodge, UT.
Rainbow Trout, Hatch Reel, Sage One Rod, Zebra Midge. East Green Lake, Red Canyon Lodge, UT. Nick won this Rod and Reel set up in the Groga Casting Competition this year! 101 foot cast.
Tiger Trout, TFO Rod, Aspen Reel, Zebra Midge. East Green Lake, Red Canyon Lodge, UT.
Tiger Trout, TFO Rod, Aspen Reel, Zebra Midge. East Green Lake, Red Canyon Lodge, UT.

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