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Fly Fishing Antimony Creek Utah
Antimony Creek is a small stream that flows through
the high elevations of Dixie National Forest into
Utah's red rock country. The stream begins on the
west side of the Aquarius Plateau and cuts through
a section of the Dixie National Forest. Antimony
Creek probably only averages thirty feet wide and
that maybe stretching it some. Fly fishing Antimony
Creek is a small stream treat that's usually very
productive and rewarding.
Cottonwood and willow trees shade the streams
banks and help keep the water cool. The stream lies
at an elevation between 6500 and 7500 feet. The
high elevation also a factor in keeping the water
cool. The red rock canyon walls make a beautiful
Trout are on the small side, probably only averaging
about twelve inches, but there are plenty of them
and there's always a chance to catch a larger one. A
few of the brown trout grow up to be quite large for
such a small stream. You will find rainbows, cutthroat
and brown trout in this small stream. Fly fishing
Antimony Creek is usually very pleasing small
stream fly fishing.
Antimony Creek is accessible from a dirt road from
the mouth of the canyon for several miles. Where
the road ends, the stream becomes accessible by a
trail along most of its length. The best part of
Antimony Creek lies in the Dixie National Forest.
This stream is best fished from late Spring until late
Fall. Some sections of this stream, mostly in the
lower areas, have been damaged from 4 Wheelers
and cattle. I hope this is now under control.
There is a good population of mayflies, stoneflies,
caddisflies and midges in the stream. Terrestrial
insects are also available for the trout to eat in the
You can fish Antimony Creek year-round.
The fishing could be good on very nice days if you
can access the stream.
Springtime is the best time to fish Antimony Creek
due to the aquatic insect hatches.
Fly fishing Antimony Creek during the Summer is
good but the water can get very low and the trout
more difficult to catch.
The autumn season is an excellent time for fly
fishing Antimony Creek.
Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 &12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rod:
Perfect Fly 4, 5, 6 wt
For 4 to 6 wt. fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.