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!
rain has brought the rivers up and the salmon are everywhere. an egg pattern is sure to get attention. A nice streamer on the opposite back. Hopper droppers in the afternoon with pheasant tails and worm patterns. Big Browns will be spawning soon too so be careful where you walk and conscious how you fish.
Lowering the waters has improved the dry fly fishing. Larger caddis patters and small mayfly patterns are getting eats. Nymping with the green pupa, small tan midge patterns, and small soft hackles. Lots of different patterns were producing so try small things you haven't used in awhile. Really small things. Stick around in the afternoon for bwo hatches with big pmds sneaking in too. Streamers seem to work great one day and not the next. Olive has been the hot color for us.
finally a great flow for the lower Provo. Great bwo and midge hatches. Always have San Juan worms and sow bugs this time of year when it rains. Look for great afternoon hatches of bwo.
go somewhere else. its about spawning time and water is real low. Catching big fish doesn’t feel good so If you have to fish... sow bugs, eggs, worms, midges. Quick release
dont go. With recent fires filling the water with ash, low flows, and high fishing pressure over the summer, this river newdsto be left alone until the fish are finished spawning and the flows return to a normal level.
Spawning my Browns can make things fun but please be easy on those fish and let them do their thing. giggity
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