Video: Mousing for Cutthroats?

We’ve all seen great videos about chucking mouse flies for big browns at night, and I’ve taken some fat rainbows and brook trout on rodent patterns. But cutthroats are lazy, right? I remember watching cutties in the Lamar River take five or ten seconds just to eat a Sparkle Dun. I’ve certainly never seen one chase down a mouse. Until now. As filmmaker Cortney Boice puts it, “Catching cutthroat on a mouse is the equivalent of catching a wild unicorn while it is jumping over a rainbow.”

One thought on “Video: Mousing for Cutthroats?”

  1. That Cutty is real beauty. I’ll have to try the mouse out on the Deschutes and see if it will work in this neck of the woods.

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