Exotics Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Exotics refer to any species of wild trout that establishes a self-sustaining population in geographic regions where they are not native.  The most common exotic species in the US are Brown, Rainbow, … Read More

Rainbow Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Coastal rainbows (“Oncorhynchus mykiss irideus”) are native to the north Pacific coast, from northern Mexico to Alaska, and across the Bering Straight to eastern Asia. Within CONUS, the coastal rainbow trout’s original … Read More

Paiute Trout Range Maps

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Included on the Ultimate USA Cutthroat Map. Paiute Cutthroat Trout have the most restricted range of any of the generally recognized sub-species of cutthroat trout.  The historic range is in the Sliver King Creek drainage, Alpine County, CA, and provides … Read More

Arkansas Wild Trout

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In the beginning, Man built the dams to part the water.  Above the dams, the waters grew deep, and cold in their depths.  And when the dams released the water, the streams below the dam became cold, and smote the … Read More

WI Wild Trout Range Maps

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WI DNR defines 3 classes of trout streams as defined below the image.  For the wild trout angler, the principal interest will be Class 1, shown in cyan.  Each class of stream is provided in a separate KMZ file, which … Read More

Western Exotics (TU CSI)

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With all of the emphasis in recent years on native trout, we sometimes lose focus on how wonderful a wild trout stream holding browns, brookies, or rainbows can be.  No they’re not native (they’re exotic, meaning these species originated elsewhere).  … Read More

Identification Overview

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These pages describe 24 trout species and sub-species sought by anglers in the lower-48 United States.  THE DOWNLOAD SYSTEM PROVIDES A HIGHER RESOLUTION PDF VERSION OF THESE PAGES, SIZED TO FIT IN YOUR VEST, WHICH YOU CAN PRINT AND TAKE … Read More

Bonneville Cutthroat Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission As with all cutthroats, check first for the distinct orange-red cutthroat slash below the jaw. The Bonneville Cutthroat can be distinguished from other cutthroats by its fairly plain, greenish yellow to silvery … Read More

McCloud River Redband Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Redband is the common name for native-strain rainbow trout which live east of the coastal region. They are classified as subspecies of rainbow trout, with multiple sub-variants which are not necessarily consistently … Read More

Colorado River Cutthroat Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission As with all cutthroats, check first for the distinct orange-red cutthroat slash below the jaw.  The Colorado River Cutt is one of the most colorful, and will often exhibit a bright golden … Read More

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