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.”
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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.