Fished the lower Provo River today from 10:00a - 3:30p under partly sunny skies with a stiff breeze that kept switching directions on us. Fish were gobbling midge pupae when were first arrived but switched over to Baetis
nymphs around 11:30 and it was all about the "olives" after that. Nice hatch from 1:00-1:30 produced terrific dry fly action on #18 Comparaduns, after that it was switching up to stay on top of what they were targeting. Landed quite a few swinging soft hackles today as well. Here are a few pic's...
When the sun did pop out it was quite lovely, but those moments were few and far between today.
My buddy Bill casting to risers with a freshly snowed-in Mount Timpanogos rising up on the right.
A big fish that looks to have had a hard life... stretching past the 19" mark, a weird "dent" where his adipose fin should have been and remnants of a torn lip... all this did not prevent him from taking me into my backing however!
Difficult to see here, but a guide with his two hackers (clients?) moved right in on these guys working a great run... zero fishing etiquette in this crew. Guys like this give real guides a bad name.
A buster brown goes back after falling victim to the Comparadun.
Last fish of the day, a wild, cart-wheeling brown that grabbed the RS-2.