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The dry fly fishing is decent right now on the Green River, Utah. Ants and Hoppers are working well. Brock landed this beautiful 22 inch Brown today, on an ant dry fly.


August is here and summer is almost over!  The river has been busy with rafters and fisherman! Big bugs have recently been doing well for dry fly fishing. Hoppers are on the banks and fish are looking up. The pseudo hatch has started, try a pheasant tail nymph. Small ant flies are also working. We’ve had rain showers almost every day for the last month, so bring your rain jacket!

Photo Credit: Howell Nature Photography


Since the flows have dropped the fishing has been great. Small dry flies are working well as there is a large Caddis hatch daily, Yellow Sallies have died off for the most part but can still be seen. Swarms of small midges have been erupting. Nymph fishing is good right now- try a scud or pheasant tail. Streamer fishing is also good!

Thunderstorms have been happening every afternoon so make sure you bring a raincoat when you come up!



Salt Lake Tribune and Channel 13 News both released stories today asking visitors on the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam to exercise caution during spring runoff flows. Several visitors have needed rescuing during the 8600 CFS flows, and with water temps in the 40’s hypothermia is a concern. Read the tribune story here.

Once the high water flows end the dry fly fishing is expected to EXCEPTIONAL. The fish are strong from fighting the powerful currents and are putting up a good fight. We look forward to their SLAM on some dries when the CFS stabilizes to average summer flows. If you were jonesing for the (absent) Cicada hatch this year – the dry fly fishing to come could give you that top of the water eat you were looking for. Contact fishingwithnick@gmail.com to book ASAP- we still have some dates open!


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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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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Updated Green River Flows- High Water 2015

The high water flows below Flaming Gorge Dam peaked yesterday and are currently at 8020 CFS (as of May 17, 2015). There are reports of good nymphing and some cicadas doing well on the dry. The continued Green River flows are projected below:

Sun May 17- 8020 CFS

Mon May 18- 7500 CFS

Tue May 19- 7500 CFS

Wed May 20- 6600 CFS

Thu May 21- 5600 CFS

Fri May 22- 4600 CFS

Sat May 23- 4600 CFS

Sun May 24- 4250 CFS

Mon May 25 (Memorial Day)- 3900 CFS

Tue May 26- 3550 CFS

Wed May 27- 3200 CFS

Thu May 28- 2850 CFS

Fri May 29- 2500 CFS

Sat May 30- 2150 CFS

Sun May 31- 1800 CFS

Thereafter June 1- 1450 CFS projected