Fish Facts: Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma)

This illustration of a Dolly Varden is from Evermann and Goldsborough’s The Fishes of Alaska (1907).
Photo via Wikipedia

Like the two species to which is it closely related—Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)—the Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) is a true char that is found . . .

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Classic Video: Hello, Dollies!

Here’s a gorgeous video about a team of anglers who set out to find some of the largest most beautiful char in existence, wild Dolly varden. They found what they were looking for, but it. . .

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Classic Video: Bald Eagle Steals Fish Right Off Fly Fisherman’s Hook

Here’s a pretty remarkable pair of videos from Youtube user Norman Dreger. In the first, above, a bald eagle attempts to steal the Dolly Varden that Dreger is fighting. When the eagle fails, there’s a little bit of gloating on the angler’s part, but that doesn’t last long. Watch the video below for. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVI: Brett Prettyman

Brett Prettyman shows off an Alaskan Dolly Varden, a fish he’d dreamed about since childhood.
Photos courtesy Brett Prettyman

Brett Prettyman spent twenty-five years as the outdoor writer, editor, and columnist at the Salt Lake Tribune. He also produced, directed and hosted “The Utah Bucket List” and “The. . .

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