Tag Archives: fly-fishing for cutthroat trout

Fish Facts: Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus)


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Colorado River cutthroat, from southern Utah, displays dark, rich colors.
Photo by Mike Hadley

Considered one of the more beautiful trout in North America, the Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus) once inhabited the high-elevation streams and lakes of the Green . . .

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Videos: Completing the Utah Cutthroat Slam


Written by: Phil Monahan

Paul Thompson shows the stunning colors of a wild, native Bonneville cutthroat.
Photo by Phil Monahan

We’ve posted three times about the fantastic new Utah Cutthroat Slam program, which requires anglers to land the state’s four native subspecies—Bear River, Bonneville, Yellowstone, and . . .

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Classic Video: “Some Kind of Exotic” in British Columbia


Written by: Phil Monahan

Check out this glorious video about the pristine waters around Fernie, British Columbia. Hilary Hutcheson tours the region with guide Paul Samycia, as they chase native cutthroats and . . .

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Story and Photos: Discovering Utah Through the Cutthroat Slam

Written by: Tyler Coleman


Catching native trout in their native range teaches us a lot about conservation. Plus, it’s a blast!
Photo by Tyler Coleman

After fishing the Arizona Wild Trout challenge, I was eager to find similar programs that could teach me about native trout species. One that stuck out to me was the Utah Cutthroat Slam because I . . .

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Fish Facts: Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii utah)


Written by: Phil Monahan

A relict of the prehistoric lake that covered the Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, and Idaho—and
once thought to be extinct—the Bonneville cutthroat is making a big comeback.
Photo by Phil Monahan

The state fish of Utah, the Bonneville cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii utah) is a survivor, having endured a geological cataclysm—which splintered the population—as well as a . . .

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Top 10 Flies for Oregon’s North Coast

Written by: Ethan Barrow, Adventures Across Oregon


There are lots of opportunities within striking distance of Portland.
Photos courtesy Adventures Across Oregon

When the vast majority of fly fishing destinations in the northern hemisphere are dealing with intense cold and/or snow, the watersheds in close proximity to Portland, Oregon are oftentimes. . .

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Photos: Discovering Utah Through the Cutthroat Slam

Written by: Aaron Smith


The Colorado River cutthroat trout is one of the four subspieces that make up the Utah Slam.
Photos by Aaron Smith

I first heard about the Utah Cutthroat Slam—which requires anglers to catch all four of Utah’s native cutthroat trout subspecies in their historic range—just days after it had been introduced. The . . .

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Fish Facts: Lahontan Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi)


Written by: Phil Monahan

Angler Brian Strang landed this gorgeous cutthroat last year on Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Brian La Rue

The Lahontan cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is the largest growing trout native to North America, with early settlers around Nevada’s Pyramid Lake reporting fish up to 60 pounds. The current world record is a. . .

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Fish Facts: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

The iconic species of our oldest national park, the Yellowstone cutthroat draws anglers from around the world.
Photo by USFWS

The names of many legendary fishing spots in Yellowstone National Park—Buffalo Ford, the Lamar Valley, the meadows of Slough Creek—are synonymous with big, native Yellowstone cutthroat . . .

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