Falcon's Ledge Fly Fishing and Wingshooting Lodge
Falcon's Ledge fly fishing lodge features catch and release Utah fly fishing on mountain freestone streams and private trophy stillwaters with a professional ORVIS® endorsed guide and instructor. New this season, access to the lower Lake Fork River. Catch wild brown trout, brook, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Enhance your trip with a stop on the Weber or Provo River on your drive to or from the lodge. We can also arrange a day floating the famous Green River below Flaming Gorge dam. Located near Park City and Salt Lake City this Utah fly fishing lodge is easy to get to. Visit Falcon's Ledge for a fly fishing vacation - fly fishing trip to remember. If you don't know how to fly fish, we can teach you in one of our fly fishing schools. Also available is wingshooting for Pheasant, Chukar, Grouse and more!
Utah's Premier Fishing Resort
A single fly fishing trip can be filled with many different angling experiences. One day you might sight cast to big wary browns and rainbows on a clear cold tailwater or toss attractors to wild cutthroats and brookies in forested freestone streams above 8000 feet. The next day of your fly fishing vacation you might hit undercut banks with hoppers on secluded water at the Lake Fork River Ranch or cast to huge cruisers in our private stillwaters. With many stream and river fishing options within easy driving distance and access to sixteen trophy stillwaters you'll never run out of things to try, or simply find your favorite and stick with it. Whether you're a beginning fly fisher, an expert, or somewhere in between, you're sure to be provided an enjoyable angling experience. Visit the guest photos page to see some of the fish our guests have caught and some of the places they have fished.
Fly Fishing in Utah
The great Utah fly fishing is only part of your adventure. You will stay in one of eight private guest rooms in the lodge. Each room has a private bath and reflects the comfortable elegance of Falcon's Ledge. Three memorable meals are included with each day of fly fishing; our culinary staff prepares their legendary country gourmet fare from the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. After a day of fishing and a great meal, relax in the great room, TV room, or shoot pool in the game room. Sit out on the deck under the milky way and get ready for another great day of fishing. Wireless internet access can keep you connected to the real world if you must. Our Pro-Shop offers ORVIS® gear as well as fly tying tables to produce that special pattern your guide suggests, and a large selection of Falcon's Ledge logo clothing and gifts.
The Strawberry River
The guides' favorite, the Strawberry River is a highly technical, but highly rewarding tailwater fishery. The upper section tumbles down a wild and amazingly scenic canyon with large cliffs and stunning rock formations. Deep pools, beaver ponds, and undercut banks on this section hold many wary browns from thirteen to eighteen inches. Amazing stonefly and green drake hatches occur in June and early July. Terrestrials like hoppers, beetles and cicadas can bring fish to the surface from July on, but bead head nymphs fished as droppers are the most consistent producers in the late summer. Farther downstream, the lower stretch of the river fishes much like a large spring creek with long smooth runs interspersed with riffles and deep pools. Large browns and stout rainbows can be unusually wary and spread out here so long casts, long leaders, considerable stealth, and a guide with a good knowledge of water and fish are a necessity. Great PMD and yellow sally hatches begin in July and go through August. Hoppers also produce in the late summer and early autumn afternoons. Browns can reach twenty-seven inches and rainbows get up to four or five pounds with powerful sixteen to eighteen inchers being normal. These fish provide a challenge to any angler and a test for their equipment when hooked.
The Duchesne is the largest of the waters draining the south slope of the Uinta Mountains . The upper river and its tributaries spring from alpine meadows and flow down through beautiful forested canyons. The upper stretches and tributaries hold many native cutthroat and wild brook trout. The river eventually begins to slow and meander as it moves through farmlands and pastures at lower elevations. This technical and unpredictable stretch of water is perhaps the most intriguing for fishermen as it provides a home to stout rainbows and browns. Most fish are in the fourteen to eighteen inch range but some large browns go all the way up to the mid twenties. June and early July hatches of large stoneflies, green drakes, and PMDs are fantastic. Weighted nymphs and nymph droppers are also consistent patterns throughout the year. High water streamer fishing can also produce jolting strikes.
A spectacular little mountain stream, the Yellowstone, drains from the highest of Utah's peaks and is home to good populations of native cutthroats and wild brook trout, browns, and rainbows. Most fish average in the ten to twelve inch range but are plentiful, active, and beautiful. This is the perfect place to learn stream fishing with a dry fly as eager trout rise quickly out of the many pockets and riffles. The experienced angler is also sure to have an interesting and fulfilling fishing experience spending a day tossing dries to wild trout. The Yellowstone also offers the rare opportunity for a four species grand slam from one stream. Runoff usually lasts until early July and hatches of small golden stoneflies, caddis, and various mayflies provide good action throughout the mid to late summer. The stream babbles among forests and meadows where deer and elk frequently graze. Occasionally, an unconcerned moose even decides to join us in wading the stream. The fish, wildlife and scenery are amazing, and other anglers are few and far between.
Lake Fork River
The Lake Fork is a clear stream flowing from beautiful Moon Lake. Falcon's Ledge guests have access to 2.5 miles of the lower river at the Lake Fork River Ranch. At the ranch guests will find a combination of braided sections of river along with sections where the river comes together to form long, sweeping runs, undercut banks, deep holes, and some beaver dams as well. The river supports healthy populations of Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout – and in the last few years the native cutthroat are starting to reappear in the Lake Fork. Trophy Brown trout over 20” have been caught in the deeper holes and runs, while the rainbow and Brook trout are more common in the riffles and shallower runs. Like other area streams, the Lake Fork exhibits great hatches of dark and golden stones, caddis and mayflies. In August, a brief but prolific hatch of mahogany duns seems to bring every fish up to take a look.
A scenic freestone stream, Rock Creek, runs cold and clear almost year-round. The upper stretches babble through evergreen forests and provide excellent pocket-water habitat for brookies, rainbows, and cutthroats. This is excellent dry fly water in the mid and late summer, where attractor patterns produce consistent action. The lower reaches of Rock Creek slow and meander through cottonwoods, willows, and grassy meadows. Here some deep pools and undercut banks hide rainbows and wary browns. Fish averaging ten to fourteen inches are common and some nice sixteen to twenty inch fish can be found in the lower sections. Rock Creek's major hatches include golden stones in June and early July, caddis beginning in June and going throughout the summer, and several different mayflies from May through August. In the late summer and autumn, terrestrials can also produce excellent fishing.
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