Cache Anglers capture 2012 Trout Unlimited Utah Single Fly title

Teams prepare to launch their boats on the Green River's "A" section during last week's Utah Single Fly event held near Dutch John, Utah.

Fifteen teams of four anglers gathered near Dutch John, Utah, last week for the annual Utah Single Fly, and for the second year in a row, a team made up of  Trout Unlimited chapter members from Utah took the top prize. The team from Cache Anglers, based near Logan, Utah, scored 161 points during the one-day event on Friday, Sept. 28, besting the teams, Three Rods and a Pregnant Hooker and Winston Fly Rods/Western Rivers Fly Fisher, which both scored 155 points. Last year, the team from Salt Lake City-based Stonefly Society of the Wasatch took the top spot. "It was a great event, and I think everyone had a lot of fun," said Dave Kumlien, the director of TU's Aquatic Invasive Species Program, and one of the event's organizers. "It's become something that both the guides and the anglers look forward to every year, and it just keeps getting better." Participants in the event only get to use one fly for the entire day. If they lose their fly, they're done fishing for individual and team points. This year, in order to save a fly and continue fishing for points, Matt Hyde of the Hyde Drift Boats team, climbed a tree to successfully retrieve a fly. Last year, a tournament angler broke his fly off in the mouth of a fish. Moments later, his teammate caught the same fish, and the fly was retrieved.

Funds raised from the Utah Single Fly go to benefit Trout Unlimited's work on the ground in Utah, including efforts to protect the storied Green River.

Top guide and winner of this year's Bomar Tipton Award was Brandon Feller--his boat netted 93 points for the team from Park City, Utah. TU employee and Green River guide Charlie Card notched 87 points for Cache Anglers. Nick Jackson, the other Cache Anglers guide, notched 74 points. Sponsors of the event included Flaming Gorge Resort, Red Canyon Lodge, Hyde Drift Boats, Winston and Holland and Hart, LLP. Official results are as follows:

1st Place Team

Team Name

Score

Fishermen

Guides

Cache Angler

161

Paul HoldenCharlie Card  Guy JardineNick Jackson  Bryan Smith   Rick Krannich     

Largest Trout

Fisherman

Length

Team NamePaul Holden

20"

Cache AngersCalvin Hazlewood

20"

WY TU Bucking Fish    

Most Trout

Fisherman

Number

Team NameLance Egan

19

CabelasColby Crossland

19

Three Rods and A Pregnant Hooker    

Biggest Loser (first person to lose their fly)

Fisherman

Time

Team NameSteve Forsberg

10:25 AM

O.M.C.    

Ugliest Outfit

Fisherman

Team Name

DescriptionCollin CarlsonMOTIV FishingPlaid shirt and white board shorts with red diagonal stripes.    

Bomar Tipton Award (for the Guide with the highest score from his boat)

Team Name

Score

Fishermen

Guide

Park City

93

Bob DibbleeBrandon Feller  Jeff Wagner 

 

TeamTotal ScoreCabelas

136

Cache Anglers

161

Can't Afford Two Fly's

55

Holland & Hart

109

Hyde Drift Boats

81

Jones Waldo I

127

Jones Waldo II

71

MOTIV Fishing

90

O.M.C.

71

Park City

134

State Street Irregulars

97

Stonefly Society of Utah

110

Three Rods & A Pregnant Hooker

155

Winston Rod Co. / Western Rivers Fly Fisher

155

Wyoming TU Bucking Fish

96

 

Guide Name

Team Name

Guide ScoreDirk JagerCabelas

85

Guy CollettCabelas

51

Charlie CardCache Anglers

87

Nick JacksonCache Anglers

74

Dave WhiteCan't Afford Two Fly's

16

David SchneiderCan't Afford Two Fly's

39

Gene GauterieHolland & Hart

36

Ryan RussellHolland & Hart

73

Bobby LangHyde Drift Boats

64

David GrossHyde Drift Boats

17

John SpargerJones Waldo I

59

Matt LucasJones Waldo I

68

Brad LovejoyJones Waldo II

34

Charles TattonJones Waldo II

37

Jacob BowdenMOTIV Fishing

72

Kenny HerronMOTIV Fishing

18

Dave DibbleeO.M.C.

52

Rod SellersO.M.C.

19

Brandon FellerPark City

93

Robert HerreraPark City

41

Jordan GillespieState Street Irregulars

78

Roger SmithState Street Irregulars

19

Darren BowcuttStonefly Society of Utah

57

Luke WilsonStonefly Society of Utah

53

Eli KolesThree Rods & A Pregnant Hooker

78

Travis GillespieThree Rods & A Pregnant Hooker

77

Ben SomsenWinston Rod Co. / Western Rivers Fly Fisher

73

Scott BarrisWinston Rod Co. / Western Rivers Fly Fisher

82

Benton LuntWyoming TU Bucking Fish

80

Wylie ThomasWyoming TU Bucking Fish

16

Comments

 
said on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

I did not notice the names of the winning flies in the article re the One Fly. Did I overlook them, or was that not considered to be of interest?

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said on Friday, November 16th, 2012

Awesome post! I love Utah!

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