Added by Nick Oman
Good fishingSmaller crowdsBeautiful scenery
Big Cottonwood Creek is a fun little creek that is often overlooked by the more popular fly-fishing waters of the Provo, Weber, and the Green Rivers of Utah. The fish aren't as big, but make up for it by being less selective with flies and a willingness to go after dry flies any time of the year.
I have fished this creek from the mouth of the canyon up to just below Solitude Resort with good luck almost the entire length of the stream. The trick to this creek is to park and walk as much of the stream as possible, fishing as many of the little pools as you can. One thing to be aware of is that it can be tight with the trees. Losing flies is just part of the experience. With a little patience, it will be a fun experience just minutes from Salt Lake City.
- 3 Weight Fly Rod
- Box of Various Flies
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