A little known fact about Utah Valley is that it is home to some of the most renowned fly fishing in the state. The Provo River has three sections.
The Upper, from its headwaters in the Uinta Mountains down to the Jordanelle Reservoir.
The Middle Provo is the stretch between Jordanelle Dam and Deer Creek Reservoir. This tailwater section meanders through Heber Valley until it reaches Deer Creek.
The Lower, which is everything running out of Deer Creek Dam. As luck would have it, this is the most productive section of the Provo River, and it just happens to run smack dab through the middle of the valley.
Best of all, the Lower Provo is accessed at the mouth of Provo Canyon up Hwy 189, which is just a short drive from Downtown Provo. Utah Valley waters give up mostly brown trout, and some rainbow, whitefish, and cutthroat.