As the weather heats up, all I want to do is be outside. Sometimes it’s hard to sit inside at a computer during the spring. Thank goodness for laptops and Wi-Fi!
Last Friday the itch was too much, I had to get out and get on the river to do some fly fishing. I decided to get with the guys at Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Midway, UT to give me a few tips and show me the ropes if you will.
I met up with Ryan Newman and Andrew Seegmiller about 4:30 in the afternoon, and after they suited me up with some waders and gear we hit the Provo River. Now I have been fly fishing a few times and I actually have some of my own gear, but when it comes to knowing what the fish are biting, where to hit the water, and landing the big one I’m still as beginner as they come.
I told Ryan and Andrew that some people have “beginner’s luck,” but I am not one of those people. Lucky for me, going with these guys from Rocky Mountain Outfitters I didn’t need beginners luck, I had expertise and experience on my side. These guys fish most days during the spring and almost every day during the summer, so they know how to catch fish.
In the hour and half we were on the river I was able hook three fish, but that “no beginner’s luck” thing meant that I was only able to get one in the net. Nevertheless I was happy with it, heck I was just happy to be outside on a beautiful day in a gorgeous valley.
Right now we’re heading into a great season for fishing here in the Heber Valley. The weather is turning warm and the fish are hungry. I suggest giving the folks at Rocky Mountain Outfitters a call. Their operation has been in the valley a long time and they were recently nominated for “Guide Service of the Year” for the 5th straight year. They have very reasonable rates with short excursions, as well as full and half day outings available. Sign up and you’ll catch fish, don’t worry no beginner’s luck needed.
by Dallin Koecher