Welcome to High Country Fly Fishers.

Established in December 1989, High Country Fly Fisher (HCFF) fishing club is a conservation-oriented Trout Unlimited chapter located in beautiful Park City, Utah and covering all of Summit and Wasatch counties. Our activities include teaching fly fishing and fly tying, conservation projects in support of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the Trout-in-the-Classroom program at local schools and lots of great fishing trips.  We meet once a month and feature fishing guides, fly tyers and fisheries biologists from all over the Western states as speakers.  Check the Calendar page for the exact dates. Old friends and new members are always welcome, so drop by for good conversation, interesting programs and fish tales.


July Meeting
Wed, July 10, 6pm – 9pm  (Non-traditional date to avoid July 4th Holiday Plans)
St. Mary’s Church
1505 White Pine Cyn Rd, Park City, UT 84060 (map)
BYOB

Brandon Hill

Owner of Hatch Academy

Brandon Hill is a Utah native and avid fly-fisherman, outdoor enthusiast, skier, golfer, and writer based in Salt Lake City. A marketing professional since his early twenties, he founded Mountain Standard Time Marketing in 2016 to help small businesses with digital marketing needs, focusing on strategies, campaigns, and website development.

His passion for fly fishing, introduced in his early teens, led him to spend fifteen years fishing the Provo River and other Utah waterways. After a decade in his career, he rekindled his love for the sport, frequently visiting Western Rivers for supplies and advice. In 2022, he launched Hatch Academy, a guide and instructional service for dry fly fishing on the Middle Provo River.

Brandon also serves on the Utah Stream Access Board of Directors, is Co-Chair of the Sugar House Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers with various non-profits.

Brandon Hill

Brandon’s Presentation

Bridging the Gap Between Learning to Fish and Catching Fish—This will be based on the learning curve and education that takes place from taking a casting class, for example, to translating that to real-time knowledge and understanding on the river in order to catch fish.

Raffle

This month’s raffle is for an outing on local waters with Brandon Hill of Hatch Academy. Brandon will tailor the outing to your skills and desires. Please check out Brandon and Hatch Academy at www.HatchAcademyUT.com.

 

Fishwest is donating a 1/2 day guided trip for two on the Provo River, gratuity not included. Take advantage and buy your tickets now.


High Country’s Recent & Upcoming Activities

Beginner Clinics: Our June 11-13 clinic was as successful as May’s. Thank you to Larry Finch for leading the program; Pat Ronneburg, John Schultz, and Tom White for being instructors; and lastly our many volunteers who helped with casting instruction and fishing at the lake.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing: High Country hosted about 20 veterans for a fishing day and BBQ lunch on May 30. The fishing was excellent. Thank you to Kyle Hansen and Kevin Parsons for leading the event, and of course our many volunteers who helped make this a special events for our those who served their country.
Fishouts: Our crew is currently at Panguitch Lake where the fishing and catching should be fast and furious.

Upcoming Fishouts

Panguitch Lake: June 19-23rd, home to brown, rainbow, and tiger trout in abundance. River opportunities include Panquitch Creek, the Sevier, and many others.


Alpine, WY: July 18-22nd, fish the Greys, Salt, or South Fork of the Snake. Opportunities abound.


Dutch John/Green River:  Aug 14-19th, this outing is still tentative, depending on member enthusiasm. The Green River is as blue ribbon as they come, and Flaming Gorge Reservoir offers a diverse mix, including Lake and Rainbow trout, and some lunker carp.


Strawberry Reservoir and River: Sep 8-13th, best known for its large and numerous cutthroat trout, along with occasional rainbows. The Strawberry River and Current Creek are close to our camp.


Island Park: Oct 3-8th, fishing opportunities in the Island Park area include the Henry’s Fork, Madison, Firehole, and Warm Rivers; Henry’s, Sheridan, Hebgen, and Quake Lakes; and numerous creeks and streams.


 Our experienced anglers will be available to help direct you to fishing best suited to you.

 Sign up on our Activity Sign Up Page.


Monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at St. Mary’s Church, so mark your calendar.
Please check our Calendar page for upcoming events, and always feel free to email us at HCFF599@gmail.com with questions or suggestions.

As always, thank you for your support.