Tag Archives: fly-fishing for cutthroat trout

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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Photos and Story: Learning the Ropes in Yellowstone

Written by: Will Bayha


Will and Bridgit in the Lamar River canyon, in Yellowstone National Park.
Photos courtesy Will Bayha

When I first heard about the Orvis 50/50 On the Water campaign, I loved the idea to inspire and celebrate women in fly fishing. I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do with my girlfriend, . . .

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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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