Photos of the Day: Chasing Arctic Grayling and Native Cutthroats in the Utah High Country

Written by: Mike Mazzoni


Mike Mazzoni shows off the spectacular dorsal fin of a Utah grayling.
All photos by Mike Mazzoni

Once again, I find myself enjoying a sort of fly-fishing novelty: targeting arctic grayling, like chasing carp, is often overshadowed by eastern Utah’s superb trout fisheries. Grayling have a special place in my fly fishing memories; while working in Colorado four years ago, I landed an arctic grayling, a rare catch in a fishery known mostly for its. . .

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Video: Work That Pizza Butt!

I wonder if, when he was writing “Pizza Butt,” MC Chris imagined that it would one day be the soundtrack for a video about fly-fishing for cutthroat trout in Utah. I doubt it. But the catchy. . .

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Video: Mousing for Cutthroats?

We’ve all seen 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. . .

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Photo Essay: Wyoming Wonderland, Day 3


A beautiful North Platte rainbow trout from Fremont Canyon.
All photos courtesy Jon Hill

For my final day of rambling around Wyoming, it was back to Fremont Canyon. The plan originally was to try the Miracle Mile, but because of how well Fremont had fished on Day One—and the. . .

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Photo Essay: Wyoming Wonderland, Day 2

Written by: Jon Hill


Matt with a sweet North Platte rainbow on a windy day.
All photos courtesy Jon Hill

For my second day in the vastness of Wyoming, the plan was to float the North Platte River from Gray Reef to Lusby. It’s the standard floating option, making it a busy stretch of water, so we. . .

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Photo Essay: Wyoming Wonderland, Day 1

Written by: Jon Hill


The author is all smiles, as he shows off hsi first Wyoming trout.
All photos courtesy Jon Hill

What happens when ten friends go up to Wyoming for three days? A lot of fishing, floating, and fun, that’s what happens. I had never been up to Wyoming, so when my friend Tom asked. . .

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Cutts and Ladders on Pyramid Lake


Gary Bonanno of Pyramid On-The-Fly Guide Service knows a thing or two about fishing on Pyramid.
Photo courtesy Gary Bonanno

Hang out on the shore of Nevada’s Pyramid Lake at dawn on a spring morning, and you might get the impression that there’s a construction site nearby. But the folks unloading stepladders from. . .

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