As part of my increasing enthusiasm for this upcoming trip, thought I would post a new topic here in case any members have experience with the area and want to chime-in or as a general reference for anyone potentially considering a future trip.
A few years ago, my wife and I road-tripped from Grand Canyon thru Page (AZ) and then up the monument valley stretch until we hit Moab. We had an absolute blast and I came away with a great appreciation for the natural beauty in that portion of the state.
So I’m eagerly anticipating this 4-day trip to revisit Utah, however this time around the primary focus will be all Tenkara in an equally beautiful but altogether different terrain than my first visit. I’ll be based in Park City, and have managed to convince my dad and brother to join for their first introduction to Tenkara. Got our permits and WIAA numbers situated.
I’ve engaged in a healthy chunk of research and “think” I’ve got a decent plan. My goal is to get us out on a range of water types with opportunities to hook up with the wide variety of species the area offers.
Here are the waters we’re aiming to hit (generally within a 1hr. radius), it’s rather ambitious I know:
Day 1(I arrive a day early and want to get in some small stream action for myself)
Big Cottonwood Creek (first half of the day) then drive up to South Fork Ogden below Causey (second half)
Weber River (first half) then drive up hwy 150 to one of the small Alpine lakes or try the Upper Provo for the rest of the afternoon
Middle Provo (first half) then drive around to the American Fork Canyon (second half)
Strawberry River canyon (most of the day), possibly the west fork Duchesne or Currant Creek time permitting
other waters under consideration: Hayden Fork, Diamond Fork, Logan River, etc.
I’d like to get into some cutthroats (Bonneville, Colorado River, Yellowstone) and some wild Brookies if possible as those have eluded me thus far.
Suntech GM Keiryu Special 27 & Nissin Air Stage 240 (for the small streams/creeks)
Zerosum Oni Honryu 395 (larger rivers)
TenkaraUSA Sato (all-rounder, if needed)
That’s the plan at least for now.
I’d be interested to know:
Any must-fish waters I’ve overlooked?
Best chance at finding Cutthroats and wild Brookies?
Kebari or other pattern recommendations?
Any food & drink recommendations?
Any other thoughts, opinions, suggestions, etc.?
Any and all input is much appreciated.