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Learn about Fishing Waders
Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Jim and Dan talk about chest waders, hip waders, and wading shoes. Jim demonstrates how to put on and take off chest waders. He gives advice on what clothing and socks to wear under your waders. This is a small stream, but it has some deep holes in it. I think it’s probably better to use chest waders instead of hip waders. Why? Because if you wear hip waders and get to a spot that you have to go through and it is deeper than hip waders, you can’t go through there. In a rushing stream like this we like to stay in the stream, so in cold weather its better to have the chest waders. If we were in a little headwater stream that didn’t have deep holes in it, then of course you could use the hip waders. It’s good to have felt soles on hip waders or chest waders. With the chest waders, we also use a boot. This may seem like overkill, but if you get in a hole that is just about too deep for your hip waders and you go in (which I have done) then you have a leg full of water and it ruins your day. In the summer time, wade wet, we don’t care. I’ve been a guide for a few years and a lot of people come and we want to put waders on them, we get the waders out and they put them on, but then they try to put their street shoes on [over the wader sock]. Obviously people don’t know what waders are for. Let me show you how an old man that has done this a few times does it. I’m here with my Subaru, so I sit on the tailgate. I have a mat here… I got a yard sale. That’s a handy thing to do. That way I don’t get my feet in the mud or something if I’m outdoors or I don’t get gravel on the socks. One thing that is good to do is put your socks up around your pants like that [tucks pants into top of socks]. If you don’t when you put the waders on you get that [shows bare leg as waders pull pants up]… Excuse my ugly leg. And that’s cold and uncomfortable so that’s a handy way to do it. I’ve seen Velcro straps that will help hold them down, but this works good. I’m sitting here; it’s really hard to put them on standing up, trying to keep my boots out of the mud in case it is muddy. It [chest wader] is a giant water proof sock. Next thing you do is to stand up and get more comfortable. Then put your boots on. Make sure they are unlaced a bit so you can get them on. There are different kinds of boots with different kinds of attachment, but this is pretty basic. A lot of people at this point go ahead and lace them up. They don’t know what this black thing is. This is a gravel guard. If you were a skier, this would be like a snow gaiter. So just lace it up - I like to tie a square knot so it doesn’t come lose. Pull the gravel guard down. There is a little hook here, so hook it on there [to boot laces], then of course you do the other one. OK, so I’ve got the waders on. Over the years, I have watched a lot of people put waders on that have never worn waders before. I showed you the thing about taking care of the bottom of your pants cuff, but sometimes people come and they want to wear shorts in hot weather. And they have these funky little ankle socks. They wade in the water and its ice cold (almost) and they are freezing in a half hour or more. If you are going to wade in cold water with waders, you need to have layers underneath, fleece pants or something. Jeans are not good because they are made of cotton. You need something that has a little insulation. At least wear pants and at least have long socks. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but just remember that. You will be much more comfortable when wading in the west in a deep cold trout stream. That was a short fishing trip. Let me show you how to take the boots off. Now that seems like a simple thing and it’s a lot better if you sit down. It’s a little hard to get that off… After you’ve waded, things are wet and it’s easy. Matter of fact, your boots will get loser when they are wet so you need to make sure they are nice and tight when you put them on. Unlace [the boots] down to about that point and get it off like that and then I like to put the gravel guard back down. And then you pull to get it off. If you can’t get it off, have someone help you pull it off, but try not to be pulled off of the seat [as Dan nearly pulls Jim off the tailgate]. Thank you, Dan. That’s it. If we had actually gone wading, they would have been easier to take off.
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Basic Fly Fishing Equipment Needs for Small Streams
Want to fish with Jim & Dan? Contact us here: http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishingWe are going to talk a little bit about the gear you need to go fishing. Need is a funny word. A lot of people have an awful lot of gear. I like to think of my self as a minimalist and get by with the least gear possible, but some things you need to be comfortable. In cold water you will need a pair of waders. These happen to be chest waders and you can see it comes all the way up to my chest. These are breathable and have neoprene booties. We were fishing in these [waders] last winter with temperatures as low as 9°F. The lines were freezing up and everything was freezing up and we were in and out of the water and for the most part we were pretty warm. In warm weather you don’t necessarily need these [chest waders]. In this little canyon today with the runoff that we’ve got, 24 hours ago this water was still ice and it hasn’t warmed up a whole lot yet, so you should get a good pair of waders like this. As for wading boots, these happen to have felt bottoms on them. So they give you pretty good traction on the slickest rocks. I don’t know if you’ve tried to walk across rocks with moss on them, but it can be fairly treacherous. This doesn’t take away all the danger, but it helps. There is a lot of support in these wading boots and they have the felt bottoms on them. I wouldn’t wade anywhere without good foot protection because there are too many people that throw too many bottles and there is too much broken glass. So you need good foot protection when you wading are in the stream. Learn what equipment you need to fly fish a small trout stream. Choose the right length fly rod for little creeks with trees and brush. Have the tools you need and carry them in a fly fishing vest. Dress in layers to stay comfortable when fishing in the West. Consider the bare essentials for fly fishing while wading a small trout stream. Look at and compare a couple of fly boxes that work well. Save money on line clippers. Sometimes you don't need a lot fly patterns.
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Quick Look at Fly Tying Thread Sizes
Fly tying thread comes in different sizes; choose the right one for the fly. If it's too thin then it will be more likely to break; too thick and the fly will bulk up and look ugly. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing For more fly tying videos and articles, visit http://onealflyfishingschool.com/fly-tying.
Early Spring Fly Fishing Day on the Provo River
Jim and Dan fish the middle section of the Provo River near Heber Utah. It's very early Spring, they use bounce rig method because the trout are taking nymphs deep. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing The fishermen work out a plan to work a long section of the stream and use two vehicles, one at each end of the chosen stretch. Sometimes you need to cover a significant distance to find the most productive places.
Fly Tying, Learn the Easiest Black Ant Pattern
See how to tie the easiest black ant pattern, simple and quick to complete. No frills, no nonsense, just a fly you can tie and it really works. The black color gives contrast in many light situations. The shape is of a basic insect form, abdomen ,legs, thorax,and head. Moved and fished wet can imitate be a variety of bugs. Ants don't swim but this fly pattern. For more fly tying videos and articles, visit http://onealflyfishingschool.com/fly-tying Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Fly Fishing Provo River - Skating Dry Flies in the Evening
Want to Fish with Jim & Dan? http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Skating a dry fly about sundown in the late summer is very exciting.There's no slow rise; the trout have to swim fast to catch up to the moving fly on the surface. Sometimes they jump out of the water and come down on the fly. Smaller trout often hurry too much trying to catch the fly and misses are the norm; not so with the bigger more experienced browns, they can usually manage to grab it. In the excitement,however, fishermen often pull the fly away before a large trout closes its mouth.
Dry Fly Action Strawberry River Utah
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing It's early May 2018. Jim and Dan fly fish the Strawberry River in Central Utah. The weather is bright and clear, great for people but tough for fly fishing. Why? because that makes it double hard to fool the trout with artificial flies. Learn what Jim did to use the conditions to advantage and the fly that worked for big brown trout.
How to Dry Fly Green Drakes Strawberry River Utah
See how to catch a big brown trout on Green Drake dry fly during difficult conditions at the Strawberry River in Utah. Bright cloudless day calls for careful approach and presentation. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Learn a way to find out what fly to use.
Early May 2018 Big Utah Brown Trout on Dry Flies
Jim and Dan get into some challenging but rewarding dry fly fishing in the first week of May 2018. Learn more about fishing with us. http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Big brown trout feed on top taking tiny midges and blue winged olive mayflies. The water temperature is very cold but the noon day sun shines brightly. These trout are in a flowing beaver pond in Central Utah. Water is very clear so the big browns tend to spook from shadows and the appearance of an angler on the shore. We stay out of the water and approach carefully to avoid alarming the fish. If they know you are there, you have less chance to catch them. We're using 9 foot rods with 9 foot leaders plus several feet of 6x tippet. Ordinarily, high sun in the middle of the day makes for difficult fishing but today it works to angler advantage because the brown trout are feeding at the water surface and seem to be unable to see our approach if the sun is a little behind us. Wind blows from different directions making casting accurately a challenge but a little ripple on clear shallow water works to our advantage. With 6x leader the trout must be played carefully but not too softly because they will run into the moss or under a log. What a great day, perfect weather for humans and big brown trout take dry flies.
Fly Fishing Bounce Rig for Big Brown Trout in Utah
Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Early Spring fly fishing in Utah, big brown trout caught with bounce rig. Water is clear and cold; huge trout want little sow bugs.
Finding Green Drakes - Fly Fishing Strawberry River Utah
The Strawberry River in Utah has a variety of aquatic insect hatches but the premier one is the Green Drakes. They emerge not long after the snow melt run-off. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Many stone flies tend to hatch sooner after run-off; they come first, although the hatches tend to overlap. Analysis of where and when isn't simple, however, because of the variety of inflows from side canyons and springs. It isn't just locate the hatch and follow progress upstream day by day.
Fishing the Green Drake Hatch on the Strawberry River
Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Jim O'Neal fishes his way upstream to a bridge on the Strawberry River in Utah. Brown trout are taking green drake mayflies. Jim shows how to cast a dry fly under a bridge to catch a rising brown trout.
Fly Fishing - Walk Through Middle Provo River
Jim and Dan scout out the Middle Provo River in early April. They do a walk through from the River Road South parking lot to Legacy bridge area. This section has really wild brown trout. Since it's very early in the Spring,.the water is very cold; hatches are sparse and occur at midday and early afternoon.
Big Rainbows Flly Fishing Sowbugs in the Provo River
The big rainbow trout in the Provo River get fat on sow bugs. Dan and Jim use bounce rigs to get the flies down drifting just above the stream bed. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing This makes good sense because sow bugs spend their time crawling on the bottom, they don't swim. In fast current these bugs sometimes lose their footing and get swept along. For that reason sow bug imitations work primarily in the fast water, especially at the head of deep hole or pools. Rainbow trout like the rapids ; it's a happy combination.
Worm Patterns for Fly Fishing Provo River Browns in Discolored Water
Want to fish with Jim & Dan? http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Why let a cold front with clouds and rain stop you from fly fishing? Trout tend to bite better in wet weather. Jim and Dan prove it on the Provo River in Utah.
How to Fly Fish Blue Winged Olive Dry Flies Fall 2018
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? Contact us here: http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Learn why awesome may fly hatches in the Fall make for great fly fishing but that doesn't mean it's easy. If enough Blue Wings emerge at the same time, it makes for an epic fishing day, but remember that you must cast with some precision and drift the artificial fly naturally and very close to the trout. In this video on the Provo River, a western trout stream, brown trout are rising continually to tiny size 24 Baetis mayflies, commonly called BWOs by some anglers. Fly fishers need to make repeated short accurate casts, in order to drift the dry fly naturally over selective brown trout rising to adult insects. Consider that with so many naturals floating down, the artificial fly needs to be an excellent imitation as well as placed where the trout can take it easily. Wild trout aren't lazy but natural instinct guides them to feed with minimum effort in some situations, especially when the insects are so tiny that wasted effort getting to them would be counter productive. This type of fly fishing seems relatively simple at first glance but in a river full of wild often fished over brown trout, you'd better have your act together or suffer humiliation when trout refuse your best presentations of excellently tied flies. How you present the artificial fly is equally as important as how well it imitates the naturals. Since the hooks are so tiny, you should play the trout carefully to avoid pulling the fly out. Granted it's good not to play trout too long, but ripping tiny hooks from their mouths isn't good either. The river is cold in late Fall, taking a little more time in playing the trout seems a reasonable compromise.
Dry Fly Fishing During Green Drake Hatch Strawberry River Utah
Trout caught on dry flies in Utah at the Strawberry River during the green drake hatch. Unbelievable action in one pool. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Learn to Look For Rising Trout
Expert dry fly fishers have learned to spot rising trout that other anglers ignore or don't notice at all. Big trout taking tiny insects in the drift don't make much disturbance. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing At times big fish only suck down a mayfly or emerging nymph, causing just a little swirl.
Provo Canyon Trout - Fly Fishing in December
We used to take December off but now consistently catch Provo River trout in coldest weather. With little or no hatch, egg and worm patterns rule. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Big Provo River Brown Trout  on Swinging Wet Flies
To fish with Jim & Dan, contact us at http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Fast fly fishing action for big brown trout on the Provo River in Utah. Evening is a prime time to catch fish on top in the summer. Swinging wet flies covers water quickly and imitates emerging caddis pupae. Strikes are often quick and hard because some of these insects can swim rapidly and get into the air almost instantly at the water surface. It pays to use heavier tippets than usual to prevent break-offs and be able to bring in those hard fighting browns in a shorter amount of time. This hectic action about sundown may last only a short time. When the hatch is over it may be getting dark so always have a flashlight of some kind and look the area over carefully in daylight so your way out is planned ahead of time. If the area has mosquitoes you can bet they will come out in force at nightfall; carry repellent and wear long sleeves. Take your time walking out; trails look different in the dark and hazards aren't as obvious at night.
Provo River Fly Fishing - Bounce Rig on Deer Creek Tailwater
It's early Spring nymph fishing with water cold and up a little, no hatches going this day. Need to drift the fly along the bottom in deep runs and pools where the trout are. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Jimmy Blackmon Fly Fishing Provo River
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Jim and Dan fly fish with Jimmy Blackmon on the Middle Provo River in early April. Jimmy is an Airborne Ranger who led 101st. Airborne missions against terrorists in Afghanistan. He wrote a book: "Pale Horse", that tells the true story of that war in a different way, a perspective from above in support of troops on the ground. Jimmy was a pleasure to fish with and learned to "bounce rig" very fast; no surprise for a man with his military and outdoor skills. Look him up online; he is also an expert archer and hunter.
BWO Epic Hatch Dry Flies Provo River in the Fall
Learn more about fishing with Jim and Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Phil Bair, who originated the noseeum fly, fishes with Greg Morris from Texas. Epic Blue winged Olive (BWO) hatch on the Middle Provo River in the Fall of 2018. It's dry flies exclusively for these two anglers and brown trout are actively feeding on Baetis emergers that are really tiny, about size 26 or 28. Recommended tackle for these conditions: 81/2 or 9 foot fly rod for size 3 or 4 lines, 9 to 12 foot leaders, 5x or 6x tippets, size 26 Bair Noseeum flies, BWO pattern in shades of grey. The anglers use powder dry fly treatment, after every trout caught. The bluish gray wings of these mayflies are why they are called Blue Winged Olives (BWOs) but actually there are several different mayflies that fly fishers call by this generic name. Some have olive bodies but others might have various color shades from light green to very dark brown olive or just plain brown. Not to get technical, these are more properly categorized as Baetis. Look for the best hatches on cloudy days and with a little misty rain, hatches can be awesome. The reason for this is unclear( no pun intended) but the fact is it happens. Since the air is damp, it takes longer for the insects wings to dry after hatching and they are on the water longer, certainly to the advantage of feeding trout. When a lot of these tiny mayflies are drifting along the angler must present the artificial fly precisely in order to have a good chance for a trout to take it among all the naturals.This also means casting repeatedly and being very careful to mend and present the fly without drag. In this situation and on this particular river, you don't have to cast very far because these wild brown trout feed right in front of anglers, as if ignoring them, but don't be fooled into thinking they are easy to catch. They seem to know that they are relatively safe if they don't bite an artificial fly.
Fly Fishing in January Provo River at Charleston Utah
Jim and Dan seek a cure for "cabin fever" in January by fishing the Middle Provo River near Deer Creek Reservoir. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Rainbow trout swim up from the lake.
Provo River Fly Fishing Springtime
Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Jim and Dan fish the Provo River in Utah. Spring is as changeable as the weather. Adjust to conditions for a successful day. This is the Provo River in Utah, just above Deer Creek Reservoir, which is backed up a little bit here in the spring. We are trying to catch some rainbows [trout] that have run up from the lake. Last winter they let some water out for a few days to try to mimic a flood situation. This is one of the places that I can tell it [the flood] has really made a big change. Where that cut bank is, there used to be a big bush that stuck out and protected a big hole. Now, that bush and everything else has been blasted out so now we have that one fast seam running on the outside of the bend. We’ve moved up the stream a little ways. Notice that it is a cloudy day and a little bit stormy. Cloudy days are ordinarily good for fishing, but today the water is really cold. Dan is fishing with a bounce rig there. With the bounce rig, you have to use a resistance cast, you can’t throw it back and forth. Pick it up and throw it forward, the rod loads when you make the forward stroke. It’s fairly easy and you don’t get tangled up so much that way. He’s got one on there. He’s playing it very carefully, because if it got out in the fast current, it would be hard to land, but he’s got it in the slow water near him. The water is really cold, but that is an active fish. People say brown trout don’t jump, but this water is very cold and that brown trout jumped. I caught this guy on a sow bug on my bottom tag, just using a typical bounce rig, we call it the Provo River bounce rig. There is a picture of live sow bug and the fly we use to imitate it. How big is he? That is a 16 inch fish, maybe a little bigger; brown trout. We have a blue wing olive hatch and a midge hatch going on, but we don’t see fish rising that much. This is a small fish that that brown trout spit up while he was in the net. That’s why people can catch them on Rapalas and spinners and things like that because they definitely eat fish. It looks like it’s been filleted doesn’t it. Yes, the skin has been digested and the head has been digested and this is what’s left. Visit http://onealflyfishingschool.com for more videos and articles about fishing and the outdoors.
Learn About Fishing Stone Fly Hatch June 2018 Utah
Learn about fly fishing for brown trout at a small Utah stream during a stone fly hatch. Learn more about fishing with Jim and Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing It's challenging with fast water, big rocks, and lots of trees and brush in the way. This hatch is giant stone flies, I know their scientific name but we keep it simple, this video is about tough fishing that's easy if you work hard and smart.
Brown Trout Too Big For Net - How to Land Big Fish
Sometimes you are fortunate enough to get a trout that's too big for your net: what do you do? Beach it like a surf fishermen. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Beaver Pond Fly Fishing Approach Strategy Utah
Learn about fly fishing beaver ponds in Utah. We show you what to do and what to avoid so as not to frighten the wary trout. Scared trout don't bite; they swim away and hide. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
BWO Dry Fly Action Provo River
Expert dry fly specialist Phil Bair catches brown trout during the Blue Wing Olive Hatch with his noseeum fly on the Provo River in Utah. Learn more at http://noseeumfly.com Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Fishing Dry Flies March 2019 Provo River Utah
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? https://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Like our videos? Subscribe to get new ones. Send request for video on a fly fishing question to [email protected] In this video Jim ,Dan, and Mark continue celebrating his birthday. It's about 3 pm. in the afternoon of a very pleasant early Spring day. Blue winged olives are hatching (common name, actually these particular little baetis mayflies aren't olive bodied). Trout are rising in the inflow current at a large very deep pool in the Lower Provo River in Utah. It's a cloudy day and light conditions make seeing tiny flies very difficult so we use a dry fly we can see followed by a size 22 bwo emerger on about a 3 foot long 6X dropper. We're using long leaders and making casts to current seams where trout are rising. Not just any fly will satisfy these educated fish. Good sized brown trout are ignoring the fly if the pattern and drift aren't just right, even smaller sized rainbows are hard to fool. The big rainbows aren't coming up, we have to go deep for them. If you would like to learn fly fishing first hand, contact us about classes or guide trips. Some contact information is at the end of the video.
Fly Fishing Big Flow Late May Provo River
The Provo River below Jordanelle is running high (rockin' and rollin') but you can still catch those brown trout if you know how and where to find them. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Awesome Fly Fishing for Trout May 2018 - Lower Provo River Utah
Great fly fishing for trout in the West. It's the first of May. Learn more about fishing with Jim and Dan. http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Jim and Dan fish the Provo River below Deer Creek reservoir in Utah. They catch one big trout after another fishing nymph fly patterns on bounce rigs. Not many insects hatch but just enough to get the fish actively looking for food. It's tiny Baetis may flies and you'd think the big trout wouldn't go for such a small morsel but it couldn't be more different. Since not many may fly nymphs are coming down the river the trout actively move to get them and this works in favor of fly anglers. A big hatch with lots of bugs makes it less likely for trout to take an artificial fly in the midst of dozens or even hundreds of naturals. Jim and Dan have combined experience of more than 50 years fishing flies with the bounce method. They like to teach, with videos and in person on guided trips. It's a wonder that you can catch such big trout on size 20 and 22 artificial flies. Actually the bounce rig method gets the fly in front of the fish near the bottom and makes it easy from them to take it. After that the tiny hook usually holds fast as long as the angler plays the fish with care and skill. Big trout have tough mouths and if the little sharp hook gets set, it's there to stay if you don't pull it out by pulling too hard while playing the fish. The water flow on this early May day is relatively low and water clarity is excellent, actually too clear for those anglers using relatively coarse tackle or flies that are too large or shiny. Since it's bright and clear, Jim and Dan are fishing with the sun at their backs to avoiding putting their shadows over the trout. This makes the anglers more or less invisible from the trout's perspective due to the glare from the sun looking in that direction. In early Spring the best fishing in this particular river is in the middle of the day when sun heats things up a bit and insects tend to hatch. Later in the year, during hot summer, best times are more likely very early in the day or at sunset.
Where Provo River Currents Meet Trout Will Eat
Trout habitually feed at seams, the edge where different currents meet. It's like a conveyor belt bringing food. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Jim's Big Trout - Provo River Utah
Jim O'Neal shows how to carefully land a big brown trout in fast water. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Big Provo River Trout on Tiny Flies
One would expect to need to use big flies when the water is running high and fast. Not so this day on the Provo River, the trout were on the current edges, not far from shore. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing This day, trout were, and taking super small mayfly nymphs and midges.
Casting and Skitter Fly
It's late August, 2018, just before the full moon. Learn more about fishing with Jim and Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing We are at the Provo River in Utah getting ready to skate dry flies in the evening. August is a great time to fly fish with caddis imitations at sundown and into the evening. There's something magic about this kind of fishing; you skate a dry fly on the glassy surface and big brown trout come up suddenly after it in plain sight. You get lots of follows, splashy misses, and an occasional hook up. Dan and I look forward to this all year. This video is just a taste of whats to come.
Best Fly to use on the Provo River after a Rain
Jim and Dan fly fish the Provo River after a rain in 2018. Learn more about fishing with Jim and Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing The water is clear because it's a tail water but the trout have had opportunity to get worms that drift down from cut banks and little inflows. It's a bright May day and the brown trout are willing and eager to bite.
How and Why to Cross a Trout Stream and Playing Big Trout
If you would like to fish with Jim and Dan, contact us here: https://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing This video starts with how to wade across a trout stream, like the Provo River, more safely in order to get to a great spot. Then, when you have a big one rainbow on, you'll see how to skillfully play and land it in a difficult situation. Jim and Dan are fishing with Mark; this is the third and last segment of video taken on one afternoon in late March 2019 on the Lower Provo River below Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah. The sun is going behind the snow capped mountains. We've had a good time catching brown and rainbow trout. Mark finishes the day with two beautiful rainbow trout. Since we were about to quit for the day, he didn't change his bounce rig for the final pool and there are big rainbows in there. That made it difficult because the 6X leader he had on from fishing a large slower pool upstream isn't really strong enough to muscle in big fish this pool. Besides that, the tiny drowned baetis fly that proves best is only size 22. It all works out well, though, due to Mark's patience and skill. Subscribe, see new videos as we put them online.
Middle Provo Jumping Brown Trout
Jim and Dan fish Middle Provo River after walking in 2 or 3 miles to find solitude. Learn about fishing with Jim and Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Heber Valley is well populated but thanks to the Provo River Restoration Project we have a kind of riparian wilderness in the middle of civilization.
Fly Fishing the Middle Provo River in April
Jim and Dan search for the blue winged olive hatch in April. The Middle Provo River is low and easy wading. Learn more about fishing with us http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/provo-river-fly-fishing It will be a while until the snow run-off comes and even then it won't be too extreme on this section of the Provo River because it's a tail water; releases are controlled at the Jordanelle Dam. The day is cloudy which usually makes for excellent fishing unless the wind blows too hard. Worm patterns and midge pupae are dependable fly choices early in the season when hatches are scarce. Quite a few rainbow trout have come up from Deer Creek Reservoir and that makes fishing fast and easy. Brown trout , especially the big ones, are lost in the rainbow crowd. Lots of mountain white fish live in this section and take the right patterns readily but be sure to use very small flies , 16s,18s,and even 20s, because whitefish have little mouths. Some tiny blue winged olives hatch in the middle of the day, not many, but enough to bring trout to the surface.
Midge Hatch Provo River in Winter
A snow storm is coming. Jim and Dan are at the Provo River for what they hope will be a midge hatch and some dry fly fishing in late winter. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Fly Fishing the Provo, Air Force Man, April 22, 2019
To fish with Jim & Dan, contact us at https://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Spring 2019, fly fishing the Provo River in Utah. Jim and Dan guide an U.S.Air Force man on a, 6 mile or so, fish through from River Road to Legacy. Fishing was good midday under a bright sky but got really tough when a cold wind started to blow from the north across the snow capped mountains..The lower temperature put the blue winged olive hatch on hold. Best fly for brown trout was the old reliable Provo Worm but mountain white fish liked a brown midge pupa pattern, size 20. We had best action 12:30 to 2 pm. Saw a few rises midday and basically none after the wind came up.
Brook trout fly fishing Boulder Mountain in Utah
Fly fishing for brook trout with a guide from the Quiet Angler high on Boulder Mountain in Southern Utah. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Four wheel roads are rough and rocky; they don't call it Boulder Mountain for nothing.
Fly Fishing Lower Provo - Below Deer Creek 2018
Jim and Dan catch brown trout, one after another, in the Provo River below Deer Creek Reservoir. Learn More about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing The Blue Winged Olives and midges are very small but the trout are big. Size 20 flies are working. Since it's April, very early in the season, best fishing is in the middle of the day.
Buffalo Midge Hatch - Fly Fishing Provo River in February
Jim and Dan guide on a very cold February day at the Provo River. It seems like a paradox but the trout are feeding on "buffalo midges". It's great dry fly fishing in winter. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Fly Fishing - August On The Provo River Utah
Jim and Dan fish the Provo below Jordanelle Dam in Utah. It's mid August on a rainy day and the trout are biting. We used bounce rigs and soft hackles. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Mark's Fly Fishing Birthday, March 2019 on The Provo River
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? contact us at https://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing If you have fly fishing questions, send them to me, I'll will look at them and possibly answer for the public with a special video; e-mail request to [email protected] Jim and Dan take Mark to a really good spot on the Lower Provo River below Deer Creek Reservoir. It's late March 2019 and the weather is warm but a cold front's on the way. Some midges are hatching but the best action happens at midday when the small Baetis mayflies emerge. Most fly anglers use the generic term BWOs for these but in reality there are many small mayflies that fit this "catch-all" description. He starts with nymphs on a "bounce rig" at about noon in advance of the hatch, when nymphs are moving and available to waiting trout. There are both browns and rainbows in this stretch of river. Mark rigs with a sow bug and a nymph, best fly turns out to be a size 22 or so BWO. nymph. Lots of new videos coming this year with tricks of the trade, and useful tips for the DYI angler. We'd love to have you subscribe. Consider fishing with us this season as well.
Fly Fishing Utah  - 24 inch Brown Trout on Sow Bug
What do you do when the trout you have on is too big for your landing net? Play it toward the shore and beach it. Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing
Green Drake Emerger
The Green drake hatch is on at the Strawberry River in Utah. Fly fishing with dry flies is effective but an emerging nymph pattern proves better.Learn about fishing with Jim & Dan http://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Learn how to make good fly choices from Jim and see a green drake emerger that works great.
First Day of Spring 2019 Provo River Utah
Want to fish with Jim and Dan? Contact us https://www.backcountrychronicles.com/flyfishing Fishing report March 20, 2019. Spring is here on the Middle Provo River in Utah; that's not to say that winter can't reappear unexpectedly. The rainbow trout are running up from Deer Creek reservoir, which is still mostly frozen. Trout have a very keen sense of smell and the scent of earth worms and fish eggs in the river flowing in must be irresistible. There are a few spawning rainbows but almost all of them are about 10 or 12 inches long, not big but plentiful and looking for something to eat. There are, as always here, wild brown trout of various sizes. More videos are on the way. Subscribe and get them when they come up.