This year–with a very large winter snowpack and a cool, wet spring in Utah–most of our rivers were blown out with heavy runoff for most of June. We turned to some areas that we don’t fish very often, such as beaver ponds, backwaters, and lakes. A few . . .
One of the most common question that fly-fishing guides get is, “What do you do when you’re not guiding?” For most of the pros I know, the answer is the same: “I go fishing.” Here’s a great video from a series called “Unguided,” about those trips that guides . . .
The Utah Cutthroat Slam requires anglers to catch all four species native to the Beehive State.
Photos by Phil Monahan
Having grown up in New England, I did not lay eyes on a cutthroat trout until I was twenty-eight years old. During a week of training to be a fly-fishing guide in Montana’s Paradise Valley, I . . .
My first Colorado River cutthroat was also my largest fish of the trip.
Photo by Mike Hadley
On our way to our final destination in our quest to complete the Utah Cutthroat Slam, we picked up Trout Unlimited’s Intermountain Communications Director Brett Prettyman at his home in Salt . . .
The cool vermiculations against a buttery background made this tiger trout particularly beautiful.
Photo by Will Taylor
Will Taylor—guide and owner of The Fly Shop Company of Blue Ridge, Georgia—sent in this great photo along with a note: “James Wistrom of Louisville made a trip to Blue Ridge and . . .
Tiger trout are not native in the southern Appalachians, but they make very cool trophies.
Photo by Reid Ogden
Will Taylor—guide and owner of The Fly Shop Company of Blue Ridge, Georgia—sent in this great photo of client Lesa Varie, who landed a gorgeous tiger trout on a 3-weight while fishing. . .
What a great way to end the season before ice takes over!
Photo by Spencer Higa
Former Trout Bum of the Week Spencer Higa sent in this shot of a real trophy, along with a note: “Here’s a picture of one last tiger trout caught at Falcon’s Ledge before the lakes. . .
Written by: Spencer Higa, Falcon’s Ledge
A trout like this one is worth battling a little weather.
Photos by Spencer Higa
Here’s a couple photos of Tacky Fly Boxes co-founder Ki Aston with a beautiful tiger trout caught in eastern Utah. We battled rain all day but. . .