Welcome

Welcome to the High Country Fly Fishers website. We are a conservation-oriented fly fishing club located in beautiful Park City, Utah. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Junction brewery in Kimball Junction. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs, and fish stories.


Next Meeting:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Location:

Red Rock Junction
1640 W. Redstone Center, Park City, UT 84098

Program:

Nick Teynor from Western Rivers Fly Fisher will present “Soft Hackles for the Intermountain West.”

Prez Sez

Mike

Members,

If you haven’t looked recently, our local rivers are running high and are forecast to get higher. I spoke with the CUWCD (Central Utah Water Conservancy District). They manage the water in Jordanelle and Deer Creek reservoirs, as well as the flows on the middle and lower Provo River. The forecast is for high water flows similar to 2011. We had high flows until late July that year. I was informed that there is still 45 inches of water (not snow) at Trial Lake (headwaters of the Provo River)! Deer Creek is 99% full and there is a lot of water coming in from the Middle Provo. Jordanelle Reservoir is about 86% full, but the water is coming in at 2000 cfs, and there is still a lot of water in the Uintas. The Weber is more reasonable right now, at least between Rockport and Echo reservoirs. Rockport is only at 52% of capacity, so it will take a while to fill up before they raise the river to accommodate runoff. The CUWCD hopes that they can keep the river flows at reasonable levels, but if they have to resort to the flood plan, expect to see water levels much higher than they are now. Let’s hope for cool weather so the snow doesn’t melt too fast.

While not great for fishing, the good news is that the high water is great for the fish. Expect to see some big, healthy fish when this is all done. Caddis are hatching on the Weber. The high flows on the Provo should make nymphing a good option. Stop by your favorite fly shop to get the most up to date info on fishing and water flows. Be careful out there.

Check water levels before you go fish:
USGS Current Conditions
Central Utah Water Conservancy District

Tight lines,
Mike