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Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies - Provo River Utah
The Provo River has some very good brown trout. You don't want to use too light of tackle.
The ideal fly line size would probably be a 5 weight, floating fly line. Some anglers would
prefer something heavier for large nymphs, streamers and the large trout below the dams.
A 6 weight fly line would deliver most of the streamers and heavy nymphs better than the 5
weight. You may need a sink tip fly line during the colder months of the year.
You would want a fly rod to handle each of the above line sizes. The five and six weight
rods would be ideal at a length of nine feet. We think a medium fast to fast action would be
The reels for the 5 or 6 weight lines should have good drags. They should be smooth and
adjust to fine increments. You don't want to hook one of the Provo River's big browns and
end up with a broken tippet because you had a less than an adequate fly reel.
You should be using at least a 7 1/2 foot leader anywhere on the Provo River. There are
cases where you may want a 12 foot leader. The only exception would be when you are
fishing streamers. You may want a shorter leader in that case. Make sure you have leaders
in sizes ranging from 0X for streamers, up to 6X for small flies and midges.
You should also have plenty of extra tippet in sizes ranging from 0X to 6X.
Waders are necessary just about anywhere you fish the Provo River. We prefer the
breathable type but you may need neoprene waders if you are fishing during the winter.
The water stays very cold year-round in the tailwater near the dam.
Felt soles would be our choice.
The use of a wading staff would be an optional accessory.
You probably shouldn't be fishing the Provo River without a landing net. Losing a large
brown trout within reach would be heart breaking.
We recommend "Perfect Fly" trout flies. We have specific imitations of every important
insect that exist in the this river, in each stage of its life that's applicable to fishing. The wild
brown trout can be rather selective. We have regular customers who fish the Provo River
year-round using our flies. If you haven't already done so, we hope you will give them an
opportunity to work for you.
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.