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Fish Facts: Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus)


Written by: Phil Monahan

This Colorado River cutthroat, from southern Utah, displays dark, rich colors.
Photo by Mike Hadley

Considered one of the more beautiful trout in North America, the Colorado River cutthroat trout (Oncorhyncus clarkii pleuriticus) once inhabited the high-elevation streams and lakes of the Green . . .

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Photos: Big Wyoming Cutthroats on the Swing

Written by: Kubie Brown


Swinging with a Spey rod for cutties is not a common strategy, but it works quite well.
Photo by Nathan Mackey

My buddy Nate and I went up to a secret location, called “Location X,” somewhere around Wyoming to try out our 5-weight Spey rods for some big trout. It worked out fairly well, as we swung up a . . .

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Photos: A Dry-Fly Surprise in Yellowstone National Park


Written by: Phil Monahan

This stunning Yellowstone cutthroat ate a large, foam stonefly pattern.
Photo by Tom Rosenbauer

Tom Rosenbauer recently hooked up with Orvis Jackson Hole store manager Abel Gonzalez, and they were lucky enough to find plenty of cutthroats eating on top. They caught some nice fish . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Set the Hook While Nymphing

Written by: Geoff Stevens, Teton Fishing Co. LLC


Why do most wives outfish their husbands? Because they set the hook on everything.
Photo by Geoff Stevens

I recently had the honor of taking a fellow guide and his wife on a trip for large rainbows. He was a top-notch guide for trophy bass. Neither had fly fished before, and after a short lesson on. . .

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Photos: The End of a Long Wyoming Winter

Written by: Bob Reece, Reece’s Thin Air Angler


Ice-out means that fish become more active and start feeding in earnest after a long winter.
Photos by Bob Reece

On the wall above my son’s bed sits a torch. Battery operated, this mass-produced element of the Minecraft game glows soothing green when bedtime rolls around. This past week, the glow . . .

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Classic Photos: Dry-Fly Heaven in Yellowstone National Park


Written by: Phil Monahan

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

Back in 2013, Tom Evenson and I spent the 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. . . .

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Pro Tips: Fishing Yellowstone National Park in October

Written by: Brian McGeehan, Montana Angler Fly Fishing


The crowds are gone in October, but the trout are on the move.
Photos courtesy Montana Angler

October is when we really see the seasons shifting here in Yellowstone Country. While we typically get at least some warm, Indian summer days, chilly weather and sub-freezing mornings . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXXV: George Hunker


Written by: Phil Monahan

Georg Hunker shows off a glorious Wyoming brown trout.
Photos courtesy George Hunker

George Hunker was the recipient of the 2015 Orvis Lifetime Achievement Award was named the Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide of the Year for 2003. Along with his wife Paula, he . . .

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