Utah’s Top Ten Fly Shops

November 14, 2009

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Written by Travis “Dr” Gillespie from Xstream Outdoors

Unlike Island Park and West Yellowstone, where you can find a fly shop around every corner, Utah is home to a few top quality fly shops that specialize in great customer service and providing the gear we all want and need.

In no particular order here is a list of the 10 fly shops that I have found in my own and friends personal experience to be top notch. Side Note: There are plenty of other fly shops that also provide quality service that I am just not familiar with yet.

1. Western Rivers Flyfisher -SLC

Phone: 800-545-4312, 801-521-6424
1071 East 900 South Salt Lake City, Ut 84105

www.wrflyfisher.com

2. Trout Creek Flies & Green River Outfitters-Dutch John

Hwy 191 & Little Hole Road
Mailing: PO Box 247
Dutch John, Utah, 84023
Phone: (435)885-3355

www.fishgreenriver.com

3. Micky Finns-Ogden

85 N Main St
Kaysville, UT 84037-1948
(801) 593-5557

www.mickeyfinnsflybox.com

4. Cabelas-Lehi

2502 W Grand Terrace Pkwy

Lehi – (801) 766-2500

www.cabelas.com

5. Trout Bum 2-Park City

4343 N. Hwy 224 Suite 101
Park City, Ut. 84098
Toll Free: 1-877-878-2862
Voice: 435-658-1166

www.troutbum2.com

6. Eddie Robinsons Fly Fishing-Orem/Provo

594 E 800 S # B
Orem, UT 84097-6303
(801) 434-3166

www.eddierobinsons.com

fly-shop7. Four Seasons Fly Fishers-Heber

44 W. 100 S.
Heber City, Utah
435-657-2010

www.utahflyfish.com

8. Sportsman’s Warehouse- Statewide

www.sportsmanswarehouse.com

9. Fish Tech-SLC

6153 Highland Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-2123
(801) 272-8808

10. Parks Sportsmans-Orem

644 N State St
Orem, UT 84057
(801) 225-0227

www.parkssportsman.com

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5 Responses to “Utah’s Top Ten Fly Shops”

  1. Larry Tullis Says:

    I’d include Angler’s Den and the Logan shops. I’d also put them ahead of most big box or general sporting stores since big entities seldon keep top fly fishing expertice on staff very long. Cabelas is the exception since their fly shop and staff is self-contained. Just my .02 worth.

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    Dr G Reply:

    Hey thanks for the input Larry, you of all people know a good fly shop when you see one. I thought about adding some shops up there, but to tell you the truth I have never been to one in Logan or Angler’s Den so I had nothing to run with, but i’ll have to make it up that way and check them out in the future cause if you say they are top notch I believe you. I really should have spent more time on this and added why I chose each selection and the highlights of each. For example, I really like supporting small shops and hanging out with knowledgeable guys, but I also really like the amount of fly tying selections Sportsmans has at a cheaper price, so I sometimes go there for fly tying gear. I also go to Cabela’s because its close to where I live, great staff, and I like to get the latest news from Lance. So basically this list is just of my own personal favorites and nothing against other shops around the state that also provide excellent service. (Also Larry as a side note my wife is telling me to tell your boy hi, she used to be his Sunday school teacher -Liz Lancaster in Orem)

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  2. Dr G Says:

    Hey thanks for the input Larry, you of all people know a good fly shop when you see one. I thought about adding some shops up there, but to tell you the truth I have never been to one in Logan or Angler’s Den so I had nothing to run with, but i’ll have to make it up that way and check them out in the future cause if you say they are top notch I believe you. I really should have spent more time on this and added why I chose each selection and the highlights of each. For example, I really like supporting small shops and hanging out with knowledgeable guys, but I also really like the amount of fly tying selections Sportsmans has at a cheaper price, so I sometimes go there for fly tying gear. I also go to Cabela’s because its close to where I live, great staff, and I like to get the latest news from Lance. So basically this list is just of my own personal favorites and nothing against other shops around the state that also provide excellent service. (Also Larry as a side note my wife is telling me to tell your boy hi, she used to be his Sunday school teacher -Liz Lancaster in Orem)

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  3. Ryan Says:

    Great pick on the shops! I agree with all of those minus one… I really could not believe when I saw Sportsmans Warehouse on this list. I’ve got to be honest when I say they have got to have probably the worst selection of quality flies and low quality tying materials and cheaply made equipment I’ve ever used and experienced, not to mention good luck finding a fly that is an actual size 18 or smaller there. Just my two cents is all. Keep up the amazing website. I really love coming here nearly weekly.

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  4. Bill Jones Says:

    Utah has some exciting fly fishing opportunities, more than a lot of people realize, and you guys can be thankful that this IS the case! I get around those famous areas enough to know about this. WA, OR,CA ID,MT etc. I live summer through fall on the Bitterroot in MT. The last place we all want to see the population explosion is when we are fishing. Folks making a living with it may have a tempered opinion about that, but that’s understandable. That many fly shops is pretty good. There used to be one upstream of Panguitch where the road to Bryce takes off. Nice shop. May have gone tata’s-up. West of Capital Reef I seem to remember one. Some of you Utah folks probably tap the mail-order sources quite a bit. Bill Jones

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