Fly Fishing - Park City

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There’s nothing like fly fishing in a crystal-clear mountain stream. Park City has a wealth of excellent rivers to cast your luck into.

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Jeff Banowetz

Distance

0.1 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

0.4 miles

Difficulty

3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

0 hours

Seasonality

All Seasons

Dog Friendly

No

Fees Permits

Yes

Fishing licence required

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Intro

You’ll find a variety of fishing opportunities in both the Provo, Weber rivers, and Uinta Mountain lakes near Park City—and guides who can help you take advantage of them any time of the year. Note that a Utah fishing license is required, which you can purchase online or have a guide service take care of that for you. Once you’re ready to go, you can enjoy the unique relaxation of mountain fly fishing.

What Makes It Great

Park City is within a 30-minute drive of world-class trout fishing on the Lower Provo River, the Middle Provo River, the Weber River, and the Uinta Mountain lakes, in addition to some smaller tributaries. For visitors to Park City, it’s a great opportunity to learn the sport with an experienced guide who can take you to the best spots, pick out the correct flies, and provide all the equipment you’ll need. And you’ll find it 365 days a year. How many places can you ski in the morning and fly fish in the afternoon?

Jans Fly Shop, located at the corner of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive, is a great place to rent equipment, buy equipment, and find an experienced guide to help you find the top fishing spots around the area. Take private casting lessons or book a half-day excursion to the Provo River or other local hotspot. For experienced fishermen who are hitting the river on their own, Jans is an excellent resource for local knowledge—and you can buy a Utah fishing license there, too. Whatever your fly fishing needs, you can take care of them at Jans.

All Seasons Adventures offers half- and full-day guided trips all year long, seven days a week. The trips feature experienced guides, high-end equipment, and round-trip transportation from wherever you’re staying in Park City. Anglers of all levels will enjoy time on the river fishing for brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout.

At Destination Sports and Adventures first-timers can learn to fly fish with an experienced guide, who can help them discover the joys of the sport. In the summer, Destination Sports also offers combo fly fishing and paddling trips, giving you the chance to fish in the morning and go kayaking or rafting in the afternoon (or the other way around, depending on conditions).

But that’s just a sampling of your fly-fishing options in Park City. Other outfitters with their own unique trip options include: Park City Anglers, Park City on the Fly, Park City Outfitters, Provo River Guide Service, Trout Burn 2 and Utah Pro Fly Fishing.

Who is Going to Love It

Experienced anglers who are looking for some of the best fly fishing in the country will find it in Park City. First-timers or relative newcomers can learn the sport in a beautiful natural setting. No matter your level of experience, you’ll find that the two blue-ribbon trout streams near Park City—plus many local tributaries—have plenty to offer year-round.

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Work with a local guide to get directions to the where the fish are biting, depending on the time of year. They can often take care of specific transportation options as well. A fishing license is required.

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40.646357, -111.49756

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