"Bridget is the most passionate women in the fly fishing industry! She was the standout of the bunch by far! She was yelling "SET" before I even realized I had a fish interested in my fly! We landed a ton of good sized Brook Trout, Grayling, and Tigers on dries and nymphs. Bridget will put you on fish GUARANTEED!!" Justice Walker
"In 30+ years fishing high mountain lakes, I don't believe I've ever fished with anybody that loves the mountain, the lakes, and the fish as much as Bridget. Spending a day with her, you'll soon find out that she is extremely knowledgable, dedicated, and just plain fishy! If you want to experience a truly memorable day learning from one of the most enjoyable, friendly, and amazingly talented Stillwater fly fishers out there, book a trip with Bridget Fabel." Josh Mooney
“The day went spectacularly! Bridget is a real pro. She was really great, very patient, an excellent teacher. I learned that fly fishing is all about presentation to the fish. Casting requires finesse and a smooth stroke, not speed or power. Confidence comes with finding a rhythm. I learned very quickly about pointing the rod down, removing slack, being instinctively ready to set the hook when you see the flash of the fish. With eyes glued on the fly, concentration and reaction time are critical. I’ve already purchased my own fly rod and reel and had success following the tips learned from Bridget. This Utah fly fishing adventure was a dream come true.” John Fletcher
Josefin and Mats traveled all the way from Sweden to fish with Bridget! The picture shown above is from a "double up" where Josefin and Mats both hooked and landed beautiful high country arctic grayling at the same time! The photos below are from a float tube tiger trout adventure where both Josefin and Mats caught their "BIGGEST trout on the fly.. EVER!"
"Spent two days fishing w Bridget. It was a fantastic experience! She is very knowledgeable of the area and took us to two great spots. We caught a variety of trout and were catching fish steady throughout both days. In addition to great fishing the scenery is incredible. I’ve only fly fished a couple times prior to this so some instruction was necessary and Bridget was very helpful w that! No experience necessary.... just come fish! Although I caught a lot of fish, I caught even more trees and bushes... Bridget worked hard to keep a fresh fly on my line at all times so I could keep fishing. In addition to being an awesome guide, Bridget is just a nice, pleasant, fun person to be around. I can w 100% confidence recommend Chunky Trout Outfitters and Bridget. Book your trip, you won’t be disappointed!" Jeff Furr, North Carolina
"I have done some guiding over the years, and have been guided by several different professionals, none of them better than Bridget. Absolutely as good as it gets. I was the student today, and I had a great teacher in some of God’s most beautiful country. Fish nearly every cast, some were extraordinary. Thanks Bridget." Rick Winder, Utah
"Bridget is incredible! I had a lesson included and she had me casting in no time. We went to two different spots where it was quiet and secluded, which is exactly what you want when you're fishing. I caught fish continuously throughout the day. She prepared a good lunch too. I learned a ton and enjoyed my time on the water and I definitely would choose Bridget again!" Shantel Schrater, Utah
"My husband and I fished with Bridget for 2 days and even brought our 4 year old son. We debated bringing him, but I'm so glad we did as I will remember the experience forever. Bridget was so kind and patient with him and made our experience even that more enjoyable that we were able to share it as a family, even with a young child. It's so important to me to introduce my son to these outdoor experiences starting at a young age and Bridget was perfect with him. Aside from the family experience we enjoyed, we learned a lot about fly fishing and as a beginner I am now confident to start trying new areas closer to home. She's very responsive and helpful even after our trip when we went to purchase our own supplies. She gave us multiple options on places to stay and eat in Torrey, as well as other activities in the area such as hiking in Capitol Reef National Park, which was gorgeous! Overall, Bridget is professional, knowledgeable, experienced, timely and patient. Highly recommend booking with Chunky Trout Outfitters for fishermen, women and kids; you won't regret it!" Cori Kovac, Arizona
"What an amazing experience!!! On my first fly fishing trip out west, I was fortunate to have linked up with Bridget and Chunky Trout Outfitters. Relatively new to fly fishing, I found her perfect combination of expertise and patience to be exactly what I needed. I received just the right of instruction and she never made me feel like my inexperience was an issue for her. While still being extremely personable and fun to be around, Bridget is also very professional. Our sights were well scouted (as she put us on tons of fish both days) and she was always on time and prepared for everything. I also really appreciated Bridget’s knowledge of the area. She provided us with excellent recommendations for lodging, meals and even activities for the day we didn’t fish with her. If you have an opportunity to fish around Torrey UT and are thinking about a guide then look no further. I promise you won’t be disappointed." Brian Marlowe, North Carolina
"Awesome experience! Was in town for only 2 days and Bridget got back in town a day earlier to accommodate our fishing trip. She picked us up at our hotel and headed to a great fishing spot. Trained my 11 yr old son and and I how to cast before fishing. She is so patient and positive and never got even a bit frustrated with either of us, even after many tie ups in trees and brush. Bridget knows fishing, my son had his first fish within 30 mins, would have been earlier, but he wasn't quick enough on the first bites. She knows how to teach you fishing and knows the fishing spots and what they like. We had such a successful day fishing with a great fishing guide and a great person. Will take another fishing trip with her next time we are in that area." Lynn Welsh, Texas
"I took my wife and 21 year old son on a flyfishing trip with Bridget and let me tell you there is no one better. This young lady knows her craft and is a pleasure to fish with. I will give you an example. Bridget was talking with my family and I while we were driving the back country to our fishing spot. I asked her how she found all of these fishing spots in Utah where she guides. Her answer...... I’m old school I got a paper map, drove the mountains and fished all these spots. Some were fantastic, some had no fish or weren’t worth taking my clients to. I was blown away. In today’s society it was a breath of fresh air to see someone work so hard at what they truly love to do. By the way these spots are not off a paved road they are dirt and rocks and require a lot of time and effort to get there. We will be making this an annual trip and highly recommend @chunkytroutoutfitters you will not be disappointed." Dan Kennedy, California
"I had the best experience with Bridget! Went on a two day guided trip and even with a large 8 person group she made sure to check in frequently to see how I was doing. She is so committed to landing you some beautiful fish. I caught almost 20 fish over the two days. She is so knowledgeable on what catches fish and would set us up in the perfect spot. After I hadn’t had any luck she put me right in a honey hole and I pulled 9 fish out of it without moving a step. I learned so much from my trip and made some unforgettable memories. I will 100% book again with her!!" Rainey Hale, Utah
"Bridget and Chunky Trout Outfitters were VERY knowledgeable, professional and had my son and I catching CHUNKY TROUT within 1 hour on our first day of fly fishing! Also the tailgate lunches were DELICIOUS!!
We'll DEFINITELY be back next year." Frank Simpson, California
"I had the best time ever! highly recommend!! bridget is the sweetest person ever and she definitely knows what she’s doing!" Abbigail Christiensen, Utah
"I recently fished with Bridget Fabel of Chunky Trout Outfiffters the first weekend of June 2020. My wife came along as an observer. I am basically new to fly fishing and always dreamed of fly fishing for trophy Cutthroat trout like my father and uncle did 40+ years ago. With Bridget's guidance I was able to check off that bucket list item. Bridget was extremely helpful rigging my line with flies so small I could barely see them, she was right by there instructing me on how to fish with them and graciously untangled all my tangles. My wife and I both enjoyed Bridget's leadership in this adventure. Bridget's skill at fly fishing is unequaled and very professional as a guide. Thanks for helping me catch that trophy Cutthroat of a lifetime and look forward to repeating the adventure in 2021" Jim and Kathy Johnson, Wyoming