Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a fishing license?

Yes. They can be purchased online here.  

Non-Resident 3 day licenses are $28 for a 3 day license. $46 for a 7 day license for any age. Licenses should be downloaded on your phone.

What trip should I select in the spring of 2024?

As of June 3, 2024, recommend float trips on the Provo River. Remote river and streams trips are either walk and wade or float trips. With very high water levels due to spring runoff, it will likely be July before we will be offering walk and wade trips on the Provo River. While this is not conducive and potentially unsafe for ‘Walk & Wade’ trips, it is exceptional for float trips. Your safety and success are paramount so if conditions change, expect us to communicate current conditions.

Remote walk and wade trips are another great way to find water that isn’t experiencing the peak runoff flows with very successful catching days. They are booked as full day trips.

We expect walk-able flows to resume beginning of July on the Provo River, but it will depend upon water being released from the dams.

What is your client to guide ratio?

Our client to guide ratio is set at 2:1, but we can do 1:1 trips as well. This allows for the best experience for the clients and guides, while keeping everyone safe. Odd group numbers reflect an additional guide in the rates.

What do I need to bring?

There are a couple things that are a must; hats and sunglasses (polarized preferred). Beyond that, dress for the weather.

Late fall thru spring: Water temperatures are mid 50’s. Spending hours in the water will definitely make most people cold. Wool socks, and warm underlayers are a great way to enjoy the river.

Spring and summer: Sunscreen & water is strongly encouraged. 

What is provided?

Quality Equipment and Gear: We believe that top-notch equipment is essential for a successful and enjoyable fly fishing trip. That’s why we provide the highest quality gear, including rods, reels, lines, and flies, ensuring that you have everything you need for a fantastic experience. Waders are Orvis Pro or Simms Freestone waders with the boots being either Simms or Orvis as well. If you prefer to bring your own equipment, our guides can help you fine-tune your setup for optimal performance.

Walk & wade trip: Waders, boots, fly rods, reels, & flies… basically everything you’ll need to have a great time on the water.

Float trip: PFD’s, bottled water, along with everything above.

Full day trip: Also means a couple snacks and an incredible riverside lunch.

What is an appropriate amount to tip?

The industry standard for a fly fishing trip is between 20-30%. You can add it to your trip when you book, or with cash or Venmo at the end of the trip.

What can I expect from my experience?

Utah is renowned for its abundance of thriving trout populations, including native cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. With every cast, you’ll feel the exhilaration of being immersed in nature, surrounded by stunning landscapes. As you patiently wait for the perfect catch, breathe in the fresh mountain air and let the serenity wash over you. This is more than just fishing; it’s an immersive experience that nourishes the soul.

What is the best way to contact you?

Please don’t hesitate to call me directly at 971.226.4933 or 435.200.3316. Emails can be sent to


Do you offer multi-day or custom trips?

Mike loves to work with clients to make a fly fishing experience that will rival any in the U.S. He has several repeat clients and groups who repeatedly book multi day trips throughout the year covering numerous rivers and lakes. Please don’t hesitate to reach out and discuss options and timing.


What is your refund/ cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be submitted via email.

Cancellations within 14 days of trip receive 100%. Within 7 days, 50%, and with 72 hours or less, 0%.

Thank you for your understanding. 

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