GUIDED FLY FISHING TRIPS ON UTAH'S GREEN RIVER
The Green River is and incredilbe fly fishing river, especially in the past years. Although many rivers in the west have suffered from lack of water and heat, the Green River drainage has been blessed and not been affected by these conditions. In fact with steady flows it has flourished and it's trout and the resource are fishling similar to what we experienced when we first started guiding on the Green River in 1986. If you enjoy fishing dry flies especially we feel it's one of the most consistent dry fly fisheries in the west if not the world. All techniques are productive on this river, however we feel it's abundant dry fly fishing opportunities throughout much of the year are what sets this river apart from many western waters.
We began guiding on the Green River in 1987. In 2015 we sold our Green River permit to Matt Lucas, now the proud owner of Western Rivers Green River Guides. In regards to his crew of guides, for those who have fished with us in the past, you'll be glad to know that he has kept everyone, and for good reason. These guys are good. Although, this hasn't changed, what has changed is all the improvements that Matt has brought to the service. For each of us, this has been a good change, and one in the long run will improve your fly fishing experience. You can still book your Green River Guide trips though us: (801)521-6424 or you can call Matt direct at 801-300-3254.
Fly fishing the Green River with an experienced fly-fishing guide is one of the best ways to enjoy Utah's and one of the west's most prolific trout streams. This remote, incredibly scenic tailwater trout fishery is quietly tucked into the northeast corner of Utah’s back country. As you cast your fly over emerald clear waters towering red rock canyon walls gaze down upon you eventually giving way downriver to vast high mountain desert terraces before eventually slipping into Colorado. As your experienced fly-fishing guide effortlessly maneuvers the oars, browns and rainbows are easily seen scurrying from beneath the boat. With unbelievable clarity, you’ll witness the rise to a dry fly, the aggressive eat of a streamer, or that flash when a well presented nymph is taken.
Western Rivers Flyfisher is one of Utah’s most distinguished fly shops and guide services. It’s earned that reputation after over two decades of service. Steve Schmidt, its owner was one of the first to guide fly-fishing clients down this incredible resource before Emmett Heath joined him in 1986 to start Western Rivers Flyfisher. Over the years he and Emmett have passed their enthusiasm and passion for fly-fishing on to a new breed of knowledgeable and experienced Green River guides, who love to fish dry flies and have a passion for this prolific river.
The Green River is truly one of the best dry fly fisheries in this country; excellent aquatic hatches, and an abundance of diverse terrestrials create very consistent dry fly fishing throughout much of the season. Throughout the day our guides will employ a variety of techniques to help you optimize your fly-fishing experience on this incredible river, but given the opportunity to catch a trout on a dry fly you’ll find that urge hard for them to resist.
As part of your day you’ll enjoy a stream side lunch of sliced veggies and fresh fruit, with your choice of BQ chicken sandwiches, hamburgers or deli sandwiches that are hard to finish. If you have room after all that, there’s usually a little something for those who have a sweet tooth.
Western Rivers flyfisher has the longest standing uninterupped guides service on the Green River, permitted by Ashley National Forest. Our full day rates are $550.00 a boat. We require a 50% deposit to book a trip. Unlike many of the service on this river, we do put in a full day. Lunch, beverages and all the personal instruction you may need to make your day a success are included. Although all guides carry a supply of flies, they are not included as part of the trip. We highly recommend having a selection of flies appropriate for the time you’ll be fishing the Green River. We carry a full selection of appropriate flies for the Green, but can supply you with a list of flies you’ll need should you tie flies or have a shop in your area where you can get them. Should you need to rent rod and reel or waders and boots, Western Rivers Flyfisher has rental gear available as well.
Thank you and we look forward to being apart of your fly fishing experience on Utah’s incredible Green River.
Cancelation & Reschedule Policy
Written notice must be received 14 days prior to your trip to cancel or reschedule dates. If written cancellation is received 14 days prior to your trip you can transfer your deposit to another date within the calendar year or receive a full refund. Any reschedules must take place the same calendar year as your original trip. If you are within 14 days and cancel your trip, your deposit will be non refundable.
Price: $550.00/day 1 or 2 people/ boat
At the time of booking a 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation and rates.
*these trips are under special use permit with the Ashley National Forest
To book or inquire about a trip use either contact below:
"Thank you to Western Rivers Flyfisher Excellent service with exceptional personal attention...exceeded all expectations!" - Traba
"Great prices, great prices, friendly staff, prompt shipping!" - Mel
"Western Rivers Flyfisher is so great. Shop employees are beyond knowledgable and will tell you where and how to land the fish in the local rivers (hard to say that about other shops). They'll welcome you in for free coffee to chat about fishing. It feels like a crew of your fishing pals, even if you you just met them. Great people, awesome gear." - Vanessa