Contains many specific techniques that apply to fishing for cutthroats that are not typical of fishing for the other species of trout. Most of the footage shot in Yellowstone. Also contains section on cutbows. 65 min.
Fun,Fun,Fun!Fly Fishing for cutthroat trout if fun. Cutthroat trout are native to the Western United States. Because they have lived and survived in isolated areas in most parts of the West, they have developed into several distinct sub-species and strains. They are usually a brownish gold color and have relatively large spots. The name “cutthroat” came from the obvious red mark at the lower part of their gills.
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This program also includes hybrid trout or cutthroat trout that have interbred with rainbow trout. They are called "cutbows". Most of the time the cutbows have smaller spots than the cutthroats. They usually show a rainbow line but much less noticeable than the rainbow trout. The colors are more subdued. Normally the stomach of the cutbow is not as yellow as the cutthroat. Neither is the cut mark or red throat slash as noticeable on the cutbow as it is the cutthroat. As far as regulations are concerned, Yellowstone National Park treats the cutbow as a cutthroat. Not so with the states of Montana and Wyoming. They tend to treat it as a rainbow trout.
If you fish for cutthroat trout or you ever plan to fish for them, then this DVD is for you. It contains many specific techniques that apply to fishing for cutthroats that are not typical of fishing for the other species of trout. Most of this program was shot in Yellowstone National Park. It includes the Gallatin River, Soda Butte Creek and the Lamar River. One segment was shot in Colorado.