Colors WOW, Just WOW!

Big Sky

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A close friend of mine that is about 15 years my senior and I went for an 8.75 mile hike in the mountains Saturday. We are both a little sore from hiking today, but it's a good kind of sore. Frankly, I think we did pretty darn good for a couple of old guys. Plus he got me doing a little fly fishing, which I really enjoyed.

Here are a few photos of these fish with their absolutely spectacular colors.

Male West Slope Cutthroat:
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Here is a really uniquely colored 100% wild mountain brookie. First one I ever caught on a fly rod from that particular creek.
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Another beautiful West Slope Cutty.
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My buddy Dave with a nice cutthroat.
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JLS

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Beautiful fish Troy. You're killing me while I'm mired in work.

Henry is taking me out on Saturday. I can't wait.
 

kansasdad

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WOW is right!

That next hole downstream over Dave's shoulder.....sign me up for that one.....the King of the stream might live in that undercut with the roots.

I grew up fishing cricks this big. I get lost trying to read any stream over two lanes wide.
 

TRS_Montana

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That brookie is amazing! I've never seen one that dark on his belly and chin. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing
 

Big Sky

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TRSMontana, it's the darkest Brooke trout I've ever seen. The inside of his mouth looked exactly like black tar. No white inside at all.
 

Big Sky

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I'm sitting here at my desk looking out the window at the beautiful clear day. The air is a little cooler and the wind is calm. I'm really wishing I was on the creek right now instead of being chained to this desk and room right now!!!
 
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