Copyright 2016 James Marsh
Fly Fishing Huntington Creek Utah
From a trout fishing perspective, Huntington Creek
consist of two forks, the Left Fork of Huntington Creek
and the Right Fork of Huntington Creek. Both streams
provide some excellent trout fishing.
The Right Fork of Huntington Creek is a blue-ribbon
trout stream and the only stream in Utah that's regulated
as "fly fishing only". It's a cold water tailwater located
below Electric Lake. This is a very clear stream with a
very good population of wild brown trout and stocked
cutthroat and rainbow trout. From Electric Lake dam to
Engineers and Flood Canyon, a distance of about five
miles, is fly fishing only. From Engineers Canyon
downstream it falls under the general regulations.
The water consist mostly of riffles and runs with some
pools. There are some large, deep pools just below the
dam. The stream is well lined with willow and cottonwood
trees/ The stream can be waded in most places. The
area is rather remote and receives only a little pressure
from anglers. Fly fishing Huntington Creek is a real
The Left Fork of Huntington Creek is a tailwater that
runs from the Manti-LaSal National Forest line to the
confluence of the Left and Right forks of the Huntington.
State route #31 runs close to the stream from Fairview
to Huntington. It follows the National Scenic Byway
through a beautiful canyon. It too, has a good
population of wild brown trout and stocked rainbow and
cutthroat trout. The Left Fork flows from Millers Flat,
Cleaveland and Huntington (Mammoth) reservoirs.
The section below the confluence of the Left and Right
forks of Huntington Creek is called the main stem. It too,
has a good population of trout but isn't quite as good as
the upper parts of the creek.
As with many tailwaters, Huntington Creek doesn't have
a huge population of aquatic insects other than midges
but it has its fair share of mayflies, caddisflies and a
couple of stonefly species. You will find that Perfect Fly
specific imitations of the aquatic insects work much
better than generic trout flies.
You can fish the creek year-round.
The fishing can be good in the tailwaters during the
Winter on nice warm days.
Springtime is the best time to fish Huntington Creek.
Fly fishing Huntington Creek during the Summer is good
even on the hottest days of the Summer.
The autumn season is an excellent time for fly fishing
Huntington Creek because its wild brown trout spawn
during the Fall.
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Huntington Creek Fly Fishing Report:
Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Streamers 1-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
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1. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (email@example.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
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