A round of applause please…

…For the Cutthroat trout. It’s pretty hard to find someone that doesn’t have a fondness for cutthroat if they have ever fished for them. If they haven’t had the chance they more than likely hope that one day they will cross paths with such a finned creature. Other than the occasional bitching about a lackluster fight from time to time it’s all thumbs from most anglers. Their sheer beauty is as undeniable as the mountainous settings they call home. All the different species bring something special to the table, not just their trademark red slash. Be it the huge stature of Lahontans or the amazing patterning of the Finespot they are all uniquely ┬áspecial. But there is one very special quality that they offer to the angler that is often not talked about… Their often willingness to eat our offerings. Sometimes not once, or twice but multiple times and occasionally within a short period. They are especially fond of streamers, dries and sometimes the two come together and meld into absolute topwater awesomeness. They at times act more like a largemouth bass than trout and for that they will always be dear to me. ┬áSo who could dislike something so forgiving of your faults as a angler, is so gorgeous, native to our content, doesn’t mind chasing things down and seems to have a preference for eating off the surface?

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