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 Holden Charlie Card
Guy Jardine Nick Jackson
Bryan Smith
Rick Krannich

Largest Trout

Fisherman

Length

Team Name
Paul Holden

20″

Cache Angers
Calvin Hazlewood

20″

WY TU Bucking Fish

Most Trout

Fisherman

Number

Team Name
Lance Egan

19

Cabelas
Colby Crossland

19

Three Rods and A Pregnant Hooker

Biggest Loser
(first person to lose their fly)

Fisherman

Time

Team Name
Steve Forsberg

10:25 AM

O.M.C.

Ugliest Outfit

Fisherman

Team Name

Description
Collin Carlson MOTIV Fishing Plaid 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 Dibblee Brandon Feller
Jeff Wagner

 

Team Total Score
Cabelas

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 Score
Dirk Jager Cabelas

85

Guy Collett Cabelas

51

Charlie Card Cache Anglers

87

Nick Jackson Cache Anglers

74

Dave White Can’t Afford Two Fly’s

16

David Schneider Can’t Afford Two Fly’s

39

Gene Gauterie Holland & Hart

36

Ryan Russell Holland & Hart

73

Bobby Lang Hyde Drift Boats

64

David Gross Hyde Drift Boats

17

John Sparger Jones Waldo I

59

Matt Lucas Jones Waldo I

68

Brad Lovejoy Jones Waldo II

34

Charles Tatton Jones Waldo II

37

Jacob Bowden MOTIV Fishing

72

Kenny Herron MOTIV Fishing

18

Dave Dibblee O.M.C.

52

Rod Sellers O.M.C.

19

Brandon Feller Park City

93

Robert Herrera Park City

41

Jordan Gillespie State Street Irregulars

78

Roger Smith State Street Irregulars

19

Darren Bowcutt Stonefly Society of Utah

57

Luke Wilson Stonefly Society of Utah

53

Eli Koles Three Rods & A Pregnant Hooker

78

Travis Gillespie Three Rods & A Pregnant Hooker

77

Ben Somsen Winston Rod Co. / Western Rivers Fly Fisher

73

Scott Barris Winston Rod Co. / Western Rivers Fly Fisher

82

Benton Lunt Wyoming TU Bucking Fish

80

Wylie Thomas Wyoming TU Bucking Fish

16

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