In search of something that doesn't exist: Alvord Cutthroat

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by gigharborflyfisher, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. gigharborflyfisher

    gigharborflyfisher Native Trout Hunter

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  2. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Nice job Gary! I didn't even think one could fish water that small.


    Jake
     
  3. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    I saw the picture of the 15" fish in the gallery. That's a pretty amazing expedition!
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  4. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

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    OK GHFF, I want to go with you when you go on another trip like this ... Reminds me of my youth back in West Virginia, traipsing around in search of the elusive native brook trout ...
     
  5. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Now that's an adventure and determination. That's a lot of hiking for such a thin trickle of water, but the coloration on those fish is so distinctive. Still, those narrow creeks can hold the occasional surprise, as you demonstrated so nicely. Thanks for putting in the miles (so we don't have to).

    Steve
     
  6. GHow

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    WELL DONE! Reading your storyline with the pictures in place was great. :thumb:
     
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    yuhina Tropical member

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    This is just awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Nice one Gary. Good for you. Thanks for sharing that.
     
  9. SteelieD

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    That is VERY cool!
     
  10. Fast Action Freddie

    Fast Action Freddie Having a drink in The Buff

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    Yeah, those are the kind of waters that I sometimes fish in my dreams (my "trippy fish dreams"). but usually the stream is running through my living room ...
     
  11. Bill Reed

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    Very impressive effort! The text and photos are excellent but they pale in comparison to the effort you made to search for the Alvord Cutthroats. It's hard to find something that doesn't exist and most wouldn't even try, especially given the difficulty. Thanks for sharing the details!
    I'm curious, have you had any communication with Dr. Behnke regarding your cutthroat adventures?
     
  12. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    If I have your location pegged right on my map, I turned back on that same road in July of 1983 while collecting plants for my graduate research in that area. The lines on the map and the reality on the ground don't always match. Great story and what an effort.
    Dick
     
  13. Cactus

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    Beautiful fish! It's nice to know they exist even though I won't be making the hike to see them. However, if I could add a few more tire tracks to that dirt road.....

    Thanks!
     
  14. Corey Kruitbosch

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    Awesome adventure and... Well worth the effort! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your photos and the stories that go with them!