Green River Guide?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by run26miles, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. run26miles

    run26miles Member

    I will be meeting up with a buddy in Salt Lake City in September and we have decided to go over to fish the Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. Can anyone recommend a guide for the Green that you've had a good experience with? Thanks!
     
  2. Ben Swaner

    Ben Swaner Active Member

    Try spinner fall guide service.
     
  3. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Kenny, who guides for Trout Bum 2. Check in with them in Park City. Great fishing and best shore-side lunch you'll ever have. BYOB, of course.

    Sg
     
  4. deansie

    deansie Member

    If you don't want to spend the $$ on a guide and are decent on the oars/ good at reading water, you can rent rafts or a drift boat at the shop in town. I've always done that but our trips are as much about the drinking/ camping/ guy time as it is catching fish. Guides are always great, just another option for you....starting in the A section and camping in the B section is always a great 2 day trip!!
     
  5. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    Gordon Tharrett, one of the owners of Trout Creek Flies in Dutch John, has been guiding the Green for over 25 years and would be my first choice. I doubt that you could get on a trip with him at this late notice but the shop has other great guides too.
    http://fishutahsgreenriver.com/
     
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  6. run26miles

    run26miles Member

    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate the help. I will follow up on your suggestions and post a report after the trip.
     
  7. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

    It don't matter !! It's the Friggin Green !! A cluster of major proportions !!
     
  8. Jim B

    Jim B Flyfishin' and homebrewin'....priorities ?

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  9. run26miles

    run26miles Member

    Trip report: My friend and I had a great time on the Green this week. Thanks to Freestone and fe2head for recommending the guides at Trout Creek flies. We were able to get a day with Gordon Tharrett, who now owns Trout Creek flies, and he was a great guide, as Freestone said. Also fished with a guide named Boomer, and he was equally excellent. It is dry fly time, and we fished primarily with a fly called a Triple Double, which Gordon created. I couldn't believe the quality of fish in this river. We caught mostly browns with some rainbows mixed in. We didn't see a fish smaller than 15 inches - average size was about 18 inches. Anyway, thanks to all who replied to my inquiry. I really appreciate the help.
     
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  10. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

    Thanks for the great report! It sounds like a fantastic trip. It's awesome that you got out with both Gordon and Boomer. The GT Triple Double is a great pattern. I've been thinking of tying it in bigger sizes as a soft water steelhead skater.