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

Steelhead Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission Steelhead are sea-run, rainbow or redband trout which return to spawn after 2-3 years at sea (and typically 1 year as a smolt living in freshwater).  They are genetically identical to resident … Read More

Paiute 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 Paiute Cutthroat can be distinguished from other cutthroats by the near absence of any body spots.  … Read More

Great Basin 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

Rio Grande 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 Rio Grande Cutt will exhibit a yellowish gray-green to gray body with and an orange tint … Read More

Apache Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission The most distinctive characteristics of the Apache Trout are its yellow to yellow-olive body color which shows tints of purple and pink and its large dorsal fin.  Medium sized spots cover its … Read More

Westslope 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 Westslope will often exhibit bright yellow, orange and red colors, especially among males during the spawning … Read More

Brown Trout Identification

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Illustration by Steven Schalla, FlyFishingtheSierra.com, used with permission A native of the “old” world, Brown Trout were stocked in the United States as far back as the 19th century, and are now the second most widely distributed wild trout species … Read More

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