Monday, October 26, 2009

Proposed Office

So, we have decided to spread our wings and look for more opportunities to help people improve their lives and relationships. We are currently fishing for office space in the Ogden, Utah area and believe we have found a sweet fly-fishing base in downtown Ogden. We are currently seriously considering moving our main office to the Historic Old Post Office. We may be moving in as soon as next week. Here are a few pictures of the building:

The photo above is the front of the building!

Here is the Lobby on the Main Floor

Go up four floors and here is the office we are considering.
(It is currently waiting to get new carpet so, excuse the mess on the floor.)

We really like to contrasting wood around the doors and windows.

There is a sky light that lets in a plethora of sunlight.
We hope things work out and we will be able to get moving forward on the next chapter-which actually is a continuation of the first chaper of the Therapy on the Fly story.
We will keep you updated over the next few days and weeks...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photo Shoot

Our Brother-in-law Issac Stephens came to Loa this last week to shoot some amazing photos for our website and for his portfolio.

He also was able to try his luck at fishing for some feeding Brookies. He caught eight in a row until the light was overwhelming and his passion for photography took over while my passion for trout continued. Here are some of the best from his shoot:

Andrea casting

Another great shot on a local stream

Boulder Mountain Brookie

Isaac's excitement about the fast Brookie action on Boulder Mountain!

Thanks Isaac, you do amazing work.

For more of Isaac's work visit

Thursday, July 16, 2009


The fishing continues to be great for all species here in South Central Utah. Above are a couple of Cutthroat we have been catching the last week or so. You'll notice that the bottom fish took a Hopper. That makes for some fairly aggressive and blantantly obvious takes! The top fish was taken on a Stimulator.
Give us a call and we'll get you into some.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Boulder Mountain Grayling Update

Yesterday Mike James (The Quiet Fly Fisher) and I went four-wheeling in his Suburban on Boulder Mountain, okay, so maybe we were in pursuit of Grayling. After bouncing around on the mountain for a few miles we started fishing. I had a mess on my fly reel to fix and Mike was already set up so he went straight to the lake and caught two by the time I untangled my mess. The fishing was great and we both hooked into some beautiful fish. They were feeding on the surface as well as underneath. Here are the fruits of our labors:

Come and join us for some grayling. We would love to bounce you around and the ride is well worth it to sight cast to some beautiful fish in an absolutely gorgeous setting!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spirit of the Sportsman

Check out the blog post on Spirit of the Sportsman about Therapy on the Fly.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fly-Fishing in the Clouds

The fly-fishing in Southern Utah is really starting to heat up and we are finally starting to have warmer days and decent hatches.

We were lucky to have family come and visit for Memorial Day.

My Dad (Darwin) is about as die-hard of a fly-fisherman as I have ever seen. He and I fished only minutes after his arrival (actually we missed dinner with the rest of the family!)

Here are a couple of shots from the few hours that we fished Friday afternoon:

The next morning we decided that even with the threat of rain we would fish Thousand Lake Mountain. I mentioned above that my Dad is a die-hard fly-fisherman here's proof:

Yep, that's him fishing literally in a cloud. It may be hard to see him. I was only about 30 yards away and I could barely see him but, he was catching another beautiful Cutthroat. The cloud did move through the valley and with that movement the rain came in waves. During the weather's attempt at drowning us I hooked into this sweet Rainbow:

Following the excitement on the water we decided that it would be a better idea to get off the mountain before the mud got too deep and we couldn't get off. As we drove off the mountain it was pretty slick and there were a couple of spots that the ol' Explorer threw a few fish-tails and flipped mud everywhere. Over all the day was well worth the caked on mud and some great fish. We were able to catch some very healthy Cuts and Bows. And it is still early in the season!

As I reflected on the day I had a thought. I decided that even though the trip back was slick and minimally risky it was worth the effort because, honestly, I gained more in my relationship with my Dad than I most likely would have if we had not have braved the storm.

Sometimes it takes stepping out of the comforts of a dry vehicle or perfect weather to catch the most important things. There is truth to this in both fly-fishing and in relationships.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Spiritual Side of Fly Fishing

We figure with it being Easter Sunday and a beginning to a new adventure for us we would start writing specific parts of the therapeutic value of fly fishing and begin with what we as a company consider the biggest value in fly fishing: the spiritual strength that fly fishing can bring.

Spritual strength is something that is very important in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Drawing on a higher power is something that many people throughout the world add to their daily, weekly, and monthly lives. Practicing a specific religion is one way that many use to increase their spirituality.

In the Christian world there are many stories about fishing. We read in Matthew 4:19 "And He saith unto them, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Being a fisher of men means a lot of things to a lot of different people. Helping people understand the world and their relationships is fishing for men. It is most often a spiritual connection that creates the best relationships and furthers our understanding of the world around us.

The sport of fly fishing has a lot of spiritual meaning for many people. We have noticed over the years that most people consider fly fishing a quiet and contemplative experience. Gathering spiritual meaning in life can ofter occur on a stream with few others around. It takes more patience and detailed examination to figure out what fish are feeding on and then to take that patience and examination and look in a box of flies and match the natural feed to bring a fish to hand and then (for most of us) release the fish with gratitude back into the water. Thus it is with sprituality as well, we take a patient and detailed examination at our lives and match what "feeds" us and use that new "nourishment" to make the situation better than it was before.

So, during this Easter season we suggest you take a few minutes of your valuable time and build your spirituality in a new way. If this means you spend more time fly fishing all the better! Just remember that while you fish there are lessons to be learned.

May your cast be on and your line tight!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Coming Soon!

Therapy on the Fly - Theraputic Fly Fishing Trips

Are you looking for a different type of therapy? Do you have a child who needs some intervention but a wilderness or residential program doesn't fit your needs? Can’t get your spouse to try office therapy?

Come try Therapy on the Fly. Scott A. Peterson, LCSW, will take you on a guided fly fishing trip and use metaphors found in fly fishing to help you and your loved ones recognize how to change for the better.

One follow up phone call with Scott is included with the price. Additional follow up sessions are available upon request.

Each day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.