Theaux and staff,
I have been out west, breaking in my new Winston Boron IIx rod purchased at the shop. It has performed wonderfully. Thanks for your help. The biggest fish of the trip was this 20″ cutt caught on Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park. I spotted it cruising along the bank away from me. By the time I got my fly off the keeper, I had lost sight of it. I saw it again after it turned around and came toward me. I flipped my elk hair caddis in the water. I thought too sort of the fish, but I held it in the water. Eventually, the fish came over and smacked it. Cutthroats have a reputation as poor fighters, but I found this misinformed. Just when I thought I had him whipped, he peeled off line toward the middle of the river. After about 10 minutes of this, I was finally able to get this picture. During the trip I fished the Popo Agie, Tongue, Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone, Slough Creek, Soda Butte Creek and Green River. I found the fishing generally good where ever I went. I didn’t experience blizzard hatches, as hoped, but the evenings usually produced a modest emergence of some kind.