Since 1981 Mike Freyvogel has had a reel problem. At the young age of just 20 months Michael caught the bug and has never looked back.
"Fly Fishing with my friends and family has always been what has makes me happy. I am so blessed to be able to do this so often now! Guided fly fishing trips are a great way to relax and let go."
Michael grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania fishing all over, from the small Appalachian mountain streams to the mighty 3 rivers in Pittsburgh (The Allegheny River, The Monongahela River, & The Ohio River). Fishing has always been a large part of Michaels life. A true gift that Michael has continued to love & share.
The Provo River is known for its epic mayfly hatches and for its very healthy group of wild brown and wild rainbow trout. Anglers can easily find themselves at one of hundreds of bends alone with rising trout all around. Nymphing techniques produce daily and streamers can also be productive. It is not unheard of to see 20 inch lunkers sipping small midges in the mornings on the banks. The Provo river is very supportive of many other types of wildlife as well.
Dont spend the day on the river with just any guide. FFF has a tight knit group of friends that love guiding together as well as fishing together. Thousands of hours have been spent together netting fish, and snapping photos, rowing boats through the wind, and telling fish stories by the fire. We work together to make sure that every one has a great day on the water. Whether you have never been fishing before or you are a life long angler, we look forward to creating memories on the river with you!
Currently flows are big and only looking to fluctuate. The key here is clarity. If you gotta fish it and its off color then head to the mouth and huck some huge streamers. Look for some big predatory fish lurking outside the chaos of big water. You can find bends to nymph. Most fish will be found hugging the banks. 🔥🌊🏄🏻♂️🚣🏻♂️🎣
The provo is getting big. worm patterns and sow bugs along the usual Baetis 18-24 and caddis. Big huge stonefly’s or salmon-fly nymphs can get eats now. Fish start getting out of the usual runs and look for slower areas to chill. Fish closer in and use longer and heavier rigs. 🔥🎣🦅🏄🏻♂️💥🤠⚠️
Tough flow for wade fishing. Be careful, don’t cross. Worms and sows will be the ticket. Streamers from your buddys flycraft, or other small raft would be fun. Fish up the banks as fish will be looking for relief. Hard deep seams is the ticket. 🔥🎣⚠️⚠️🌊🏄🏻♂️☠️🧜🏿♀️🧜🏼♂️🚣🏼♀️
The river is on the rise. Stay tuned for further details. Worms, sows, big streamers. Maybe let it settle for a few days
The days of solitude here are over. pack your bag with some lunch and use sow bugs all day. This river is going to have a productive Baetis hatch and its time for the stoneflys and the caddis to start moving. You will need to really be on your game with this flow being notorious for creating very spooky fish that like to eat in crazy tough spots. If you need help with fly selection at this river, you should probably go with a guide like me. 🔥🔥🔥🦅🎣🤫🐍
Small streams are getting big this time of year. Those with access and fishable levels will have midge and bwo patterns working well. General pheasant tails, zebra midges, and parachute adams in various sizes should die the trick about everywhere you don’t need to snowshoe into right now. size 16 stoneflys always are a good fly to use for your dry dropper rigs too. 🔥🔥🏔⚠️🐍🦅🎣🌊🧗🏻♂️
The Art of Fly Tying
"Give a man a fish and feed him for a night, teach a man to fish and feed him for life"
By the hour lessons are offered for those who live close by. Those interested in a custom made box of flies please email Mike@freyvogelflyfishing.com
Dont be stuck at the resort. We will gladly pick you up in Salt Lake City, Park City or other outlying areas so we can spend the day on the river with you.
Where to eat and what to do? Take advantage of our local knowledge. We can help you find a full list of adventures in Utah. The Wasatch mountains provide us with so much more... hiking, biking, camping, white water rafting, skiing
Fishing is for all ages, however we prefer not to take children under the age of 7 fly fishing. We may be able to show younger children how to catch a fish in a safer environment. If you are interested in an introduction to fishing for children please email firstname.lastname@example.org
certain programs are available for younger children
If you prefer to not have our company on the river and you just need some bugs and tippet make sure to check out
They carry everything you need and some extra stuff too. The Trout Bums rent gear and give some great fishing advice if you need directions to and around the river.
For the best grab and go food, make sure to eat at
they open super early, and Locally owned!
We recommend thick comfy socks, warm thermal liners and warm variable layers. Plan for it to be colder than you think in the morning and sunny and too warm for all your layers in the afternoon. On a typical Utah day on the river you will feel both within 3 hours. Always check your favorite app for weather in Heber City, UT and Wanship, UT
don't forget your fishing license
we wont bug you