Kirk, a Colorado fly fisherman in Park City to do some fly fishing and here to enjoy the luxuries of Stein Erickson lodge. We had a great start to what turned out to be a tough day of fishing. The day before yesterday we guided Monique and Craig in pretty much the same spots, which produced numerous fish, check out the guided trip with them here http://www.utahflyfishingpros.com/GuidedFlyFishingTrips/Lower-Provo/Monique-Fly-Fishing-The-Provo/19018887_pL2vfK#1478179616_DMPvTvZ
Then today we hooked a big brown trout whiten the first 20 minutes and the next 3 hours we worked hard, moving, switching up flies, fishing the usual September bugs, but the fishing turned off like a light switch. I have always said, and having been trying to figure out why September is the most unpredictable month of fly fishing all year. Everything else was perfect, no river traffic, boats fisherman, etc.., and we had a beautiful fall day on our hands. So all in all it was great to be out and Kirk enjoyed himself, and fishing here in Utah despite the fish count. It's not all about the fish count, but a bit more action never hurt any fly fisherman I know of. So Kirk has an extra day to fly fish while in Utah, and is going to try his luck on the middle and possibly the lower Provo depending on how the middle Provo fishes. I told him we need a few more fish pics to make this a real album, but the shots we got are great. As I tell all clients on the days that require a bit more work, you end up learning a lot more, and technique becomes absolutely important. However, I threw the rod and gave it a good shot myself and when those fish shut down, they all shut down. It just never happens really in any other month than September. I told him to give the lower a shot tomorrow, things with the Provo can do a 180 and so he is set, with lower Provo techniques and a few guide bugs I gave him for tomorrow. Best of luck Kirk...
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