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Utah Day 1 (Read 777 times)
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Utah Day 1
Mar 17th, 2012, 5:00pm
 
This first day I was giddy with excitement and fearful of the skunk.  It sure is nice to get that first fish. I fished the Weber river just below a dam.  This is skinny shallow water, but holds some very large fish.  The numbers are not great, but the quality of fish mkes up for it.  I was able to land 6 fish with a number of misses and 1 LDR from something I never even saw.  The hot fly on this water was a skawala nymph fished deep.  I fairly large stone fly tied with black and purple.  
 
Utah is a beautiful state and I absolutely fell in love with Salt Lake City.  Great friendly people, and tons of outdoor activity to keep you busy year round.  I cant wait to go back.  Here is a couple fish from day 1.... notice the Cut/bow hybrids....my first.  Utah fishes much like the Eastern Sierra on steroids.  
 

 
Also, swinging small soft hackles during a wind blown midge hatch is a great technique when "if it wasnt for this wind, the hatch would be epic" type of day.  I have faced those days in the past...and the dry fly fishing just isnt on point, and the fish wont take the nymph's.....try swining a soft hackle.  
 
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Re: Utah Day 1
Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2012, 5:19pm
 
Bill,
Looks like your having a great time in Utah.
Mark
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Reply #2 - Mar 18th, 2012, 1:48am
 
Utah is a cool state, gotta get over there one of these days and actually fish it.  Good luck Bill and get some big ones!
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Reply #3 - Mar 18th, 2012, 7:57am
 
Looks like a great start to your trip. Get out there again and catch some more.
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Reply #4 - Mar 18th, 2012, 8:42am
 
Good stuff, Bill.  Cool Cool Cool Nice fish   Smiley Smiley
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Reply #5 - Mar 18th, 2012, 12:02pm
 
Impressive fish considering how shallow that water is. Swinging soft hackles on windy days sounds like good advice.... I'm taking note of it.
 
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2012, 1:00am
 
WoW...love the polarized picture.  Very cool!!!
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2012, 11:30am
 
Nice, Bill!!   Smiley I've definitely been giving more thought to the swing lately. This just encourages me to keep on going down that road. Cool Cool
 
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Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2012, 8:52pm
 
Pretty Sweet! Makes me want to get back out to Wyo.
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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2012, 9:22pm
 
Beautiful country & very beautiful fish! Nice catching, thanks for the post & update on your trip. Mark
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Reply #10 - Mar 22nd, 2012, 9:00am
 
What rivers did you end up fishing? I am trying to get put there in late spring. Those are some beautiful fish
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