Grand Teton Fly Fishing


Cutthroat Trout, A Jackson Hole Native

Cutthroat Trout are native to the Jackson Hole area.  The Cutthroat was named by naturalist John Richardson who was part of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804-1806.  Richardson named the species in honor of William Clark.  The name refers to the distinct red slash on the underside of the lower jaw.  There are several subspecies of cutthroats that are widely distributed throughout the Western United States. In Wyoming, there are thought to have been six subspecies of cutthroat.  Four...

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