Photo of the Day: Monster Yellowstone Cutthroat


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is why folks travel to Yellowstone Country to fish.
Photo by Rowan Nyman

Here’s the latest from hotographer/guide Rowan Nyman, his wonderful project “100 Days of Yellowstone” on his blog, FishOnPhoto. Nyman—who guides for Firehole Ranch in West Yellowstone, Montana—combines his passion for fly fishing and photography. Here’s what he has to say about this image:

It is Cutty time in the greater Yellowstone region. The Yellowstone River below the Lake opened to fishing on July 15th. Slough Creek, Soda Butte, and Lamar Rivers have all settled out of run-off and are clear and cold. The backcountry is in prime summer shape, and the weather is blue bird perfect. It is time to go hunting the native trout that resides in many of the waters in the greater Yellowstone country. There may be no prettier trout to cast a high riding dry fly to!

Follow FishOnPhoto throughout the season for many more installments in the series.

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