Added by Dan Ransom
Known as the "A" section of the Green River, this stretch of river is arguably the best fly-fishing in the state. And even when the fishing is slow, the scenery is all-time.
Located in the northeast corner of Utah, this section of the Green River begins beneath the Flaming Gorge dam. The "A" section runs from the dam to Little Hole, and there is parking and trail access from both ends. If you plan on launching a boat, it's easy to setup a shuttle in Dutch John. For those on foot, a trail runs the entire 7 mile length of the "A," and is a great way to literally get your feet wet if you don't want the extra hassle of renting (or owning) a boat.
On any given day, you will likely see all types of folks enjoying the river, and during the summer months the pressure can be intense. Fortunately, a river only flows one direction, and the crowds are easily managed, but basic river etiquette is always appreciated.
The small town of Dutch John is almost entirely a collection of seasonal fish shops and gas stations, where it's easy to get the local beta on the hatch, schedule a shuttle, or buy whatever gear you may have left behind.
Car camping is available at Dripping springs, along the road between the dam and Little Hole.
- Fishing License
- Fly rod
- Rain pants/jacket
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