Fish Facts: Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout


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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Video Tutorial: How to Tie the Blood Knot

One of the cool things about knots is that there are usually several different ways to tie each one. The final product is the same, but how the tier gets there can change quite a bit. Here’s a great . . .

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Wednesday Wake-Up Call 05.08.19

Welcome to the latest installment of the Wednesday Wake-Up Call, a weekly roundup of the most pressing conservation issues important to anglers. Working with our friends at Trout Unlimited, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, the . . . .

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Video: How to Tie a Sulfur Perdigon

In this week’s great fly-tying video from Tightline Productions, Tim Flagler shows you how to tie his version of a Spanish Perdigon nymph to match the sulfur hatches here in the U.S. The Perdigon was specifically designed to sink quickly and to work well in . . .

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5 Flies for the Mother’s Day Caddis Hatch

Each year at about this time, a great natural wonder occurs: huge clouds of small, dark caddisflies appear on most of Western rivers. Mother’s Day caddis (Brachycentrus americanus) emerge in huge numbers and are the first really big hatch of the . . .

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Video: How to Make an Oversize Soft Hackle Work

If you’re tying small Soft Hackle patterns, but the feathers you have are too large, don’t despair. Here’s a great trick for making those oversize soft hackles work by tying them in differently. Tim Shows you how to tie in at the middle of the hook shank and . . .

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Discovering a Small-Stream Gem in Yellowstone National Park

For years, I’ve driven over the tiny trickle that is Cascade Creek en route to Canyon and the tourist havens at the upper and lower Yellowstone Falls. To me, these features are the most photogenic in all of Yellowstone—Old Faithful is nice, and the drive . . .

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