The Weber River comes out of the Unita Mountains and heads for the big cities below. It is a classic mountain stream with clear water, and it is close enough to the city to be a local favorite. The best fishing on this river is below Rockport Reservoir, and the fishing above the dam is poor.
This is one of the larger streams in the area, it may not have the best fly-fishing for the experienced angler but it is close enough for the beginner to learn some good skills.
Because this river is close to town it receives some pressure from the local fly fisherman. It is still considered to be a low pressure stream. This obviously will cause better skills to land very many fish. They are in there, but they see so many anglers you just need to bring a better skill set to land them.
Towards the upper portion of the river you will find Grayling, the lower stretch of the river contains Cutthroat, Rainbow and Browns. The Browns can be quite large and that is what brings most people to this stream. The most popular stretch for fly-fishing is between Echo and Rockport Reservoirs.
The Weber has a great Mothers Day hatch like so many other streams across America. Nymphing and streamers will work on this river most of the time. The best time to fish this river is in the morning and early afternoon.
This is not the best fly fishing in Utah, but because of the location and the size of the fish it is a popular stream.
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