Classic Photo Essay: Dry-Fly Heaven in Yellowstone National Park

This wild Yellowstone Park brown trout fell for a foam hopper pattern.
Photo by Tom Evenson

Tom Evenson and I spent Tuesday night at Hubbard’s Yellowstone Lodge, which was pretty cool for me: it was the first time I’d stayed there since I was a guide at Hubbard’s in 1994. As you can see from the photo below, the view from the lodge is nothing short of spectacular, looking northward up Paradise Valley along the. . .

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Classic Fish Story: Wyoming is for (Cutthroat) Lovers

Written by: Mike Dawkins, WorldCast Anglers

The Cutt Slam program combines education and challenge of catching Wyoming’s four sub-species of trout.
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I, probably like many anglers, have had a love and hate relationship with cutthroat trout. When I first moved to the Jackson Hole area in January of 2005, I could not satisfy my angling. . .

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1,000 Miles: Reestablishing 16 Miles of Utah’s Otter Creek

The old culvert was undersized and created erosion as well as a seasonal fish passage barrier
Photo by Trout Unlimited

As part of the Orvis/TU 1,000 Miles campaign, Trout Unlimited has been working with the Bureau of Land Management and private ranchers to improve fish passage at culverts and irrigation diversions on the three forks of Otter Creek. Over a dozen fish passage improvements…

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Photos: Utah’s Gorgeous High-Country Trout

Written by: Brayden Flake

The rewards for hiking above 11,000 feet are solitude and great fly fishing.
All photos courtesy Brandon Flake

The great weather we’ve had recently in Utah has had me longing for summer, while I sit inside and study. These photos were taken up in some of Utah’s high country, where my wife and I went backpacking last summer. She’s not as much of. . .

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Story: A Match Made in Heaven. . .Trout Heaven, That Is

Written by: Mike Kaul, Two Rivers Emporium

Carolyn and Fred’s love of fly fishing brought them together.
Photo courtesy Mike Kaul

A while back, I received a phone call from a lady who wanted to participate in the Wyoming Cutt-Slam. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department sponsors this program to call attention to the plight of the four sub-species of. . .

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Photo Essay: Wet Wading in the Colorado Backcountry

Written by: Jonathan Hill

The author shows off a fine small-creek brown trout from the South Fork of the Conejos River.
All photos courtesy Jonathan Hill

I am pretty sure that the urge to walk in water is in my blood. Growing up in the country of Western New York with a creek running through my backyard might also have had something to do with that. During the summer, we were always. . .

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Photos of the Day: Searching for a Trophy Cutthroat on Flat Creek

Written by: Andy Bennett

After months of trying, the author finally landed the Flat Creek cutthroat he’d been after.
Photo by Andy Bennett

There are those that say cutthroats are easy to fool and poor fighters, but I’m guessing those people have not fished Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge outside of Jackson, Wyoming. This (spring-like) creek holds. . .

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