Judge rules Utah streams public

Some states define fly-fishing as using a "fly-rod, fly-reel and flies". The use of a reel should not be a defining aspect of fly-fishing.
This forum is a place to share information about how certain states define "fly-fishing" for the purpose of "fly-fishing only" waters. And, if you contact a state for clarification, how would they treat tenkara? (e.g. Connecticut defines fly-fishing as using "fly-reel", one of our users, Mr. Hackney, contacted the Connecticut authority for clarification, and they said Tenkara IS fly-fishing, see more in first post).

Judge rules Utah streams public

Postby cmaltby » Wed May 23, 2012 11:50 am

Monday the judge ruled that the streams belong to the public, an easement exists for any lawful use, and that this is protected by the Utah constitution. The legislature exceeded its authority in passing HB 141, streams must be managed in the public interest.

Final ruling this summer
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Re: Judge rules Utah streams public

Postby rmcworthing » Wed May 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Very, very exciting.

Thanks to everyone in the fly fishing community who continue to put time and effort into this battle.

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Re: Judge rules Utah streams public

Postby erik.ostrander » Wed May 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Here's a link to USAC and the press release. clicky the linky/

The USAC guys have worked hard on this. Very cool, and even cooler to get good results.
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