Photos and Story: Magical Evenings in the Utah High Country

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 . . .

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Video: Unguided in Utah’s High Uintas

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 . . .

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Utah’s New Cutthroat Slam Program is a Blast!


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 . . .

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Photo of the Day: Capturing a Georgia Tiger


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 . . .

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Photo: A Tiger in Bulldog Country


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. . .

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Photo of the Day: The Last Tiger


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. . .

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