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Montana Fly Co.

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    Some rainbows are real

    Eagle Lake rainbow trout are native to the high alpine watersheds of Lassen County, California. Daniel A. Ritz photo. The Eagle Lake rainbow trout is the final fish as Daniel Ritz completes the Western Native Trout Challenge Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master…

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    Taking the extra step in Montana

    “Oh my god, oh my god,” the woman screamed. Our walk became a run. With her partner out of earshot, I noticed she did not have a net. By the looks of the bend in her rod, I decided she might need one. “You want a net?,” I asked. “PLEASE!,” the woman yelled, eyes never breaking from the water.

    Anna Hawkins from Minnesota releases a large Yellowstone cutthroat trout she landed on the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park. Dan Ritz photo. The Western Trout Challenge is more than Yellowstones on the Yellowstone in Yellowstone  Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster…

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    Mourning loss and ascending the Lochsa

    Catching westslope cutthroat trout and seeing the forest through the trees in north-central Idaho  Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. He will attempt to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical ranges of the 12…

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    ‘We need to know what we’re working with’

    How citizens and scientists are joining forces in Washington to fill in the blanks on coastal cutthroat trout Editor’s note: Daniel Ritz is fishing across the Western United States this summer in an attempt to accomplish the Master Caster class of the Western Native Trout Challenge. He will attempt to land each of the 20 native trout species in their historical…

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    Everything you wanted to know: bull trout

    Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) Species summary and status: The bull trout was once found throughout the Columbia River Basin, east to western Montana, south to northern Nevada, west to California and possibly as far north as southeastern Alaska. The main populations remaining in the lower 48 states are in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, with…