Tiger among cutts

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  1. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    Fishing for some nice cutthroats in UT using a trusty white and orange bugger. Was doing pretty well stripping it fairly fast. Nothing huge, but several healthy ones brought to hand. Then I hooked into something significantly stronger.
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    So I pulled this sucker out of my net! A healthy Tiger trout (brown-brookie mix). The last one I pulled out of here was way more brookie-like. Nonetheless, I love the tug of a healthy fish!
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  2. Matt Baerwalde

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    That thing's jaws scream "brook trout" to me.
     
  3. Patrick Allen

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    I do love the look of those fish. Can any bio tell us if there have been any documented cross breeding in the wild or did scientists come up with those on their own. Nice catch by the way
     
  4. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    i think scientists were pretty busy playing in this lake a while back.
     
  5. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Mike - Nice exotic fish, but why are you using that WT graphite rod and not one of your awesome glass sticks?
     
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    Browns are trout, brookies are char. They cannot breed. This is a man-made, sterile hybrid. They're really cool, though. Some years ago they put Tigers in Lenice. I heard about some 20+ fish but I only got a couple, largest was 17".

    Nice fish!
     
  7. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    guilty as charged (except that the rod was a 6wt Marryat Evolution). and yes, it's pretty darn fast. i had my Diamondglass and Scott rods for streams there, but on that specific lake you've gotta cast a mile or so and weighted buggers are the only way to go... so i needed something that allows me to really chuck a bugger, even if it gets a bit windy in the canyon.
     
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  8. Kyle Smith

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    I've caught two tigers in Montana and I also pulled one out of a New Jersey wild trout stream. I think they do happen on their own, just not very often.
    432052_10150587231620938_1631923950_n.jpg The Jersey Fish
     
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    Nice fish, no matter what it's called.
     
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    There was an article a while back in one of the rags about bios documenting naturally occuring tigers in a stream in Wyoming. It can happen, but extremely rare.
     
  11. David Loy

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    I've grown to love glass too, but the WTs are very special rods. But, you know that.
     
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    Interesting, I wouldn't have thought so. Thanks
     
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    Yes, I do like WT's a lot, though I currently don't own one. I used to like the TMF 8' 4wt a lot, but I also liked using a 5wt line on the other 3-piece 8' 4wt in that series. It was a sweet hopper rod for smaller streams. I should not have sold that one.
     
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    JWF here. Competes for time with a Steffen 5/6 like yours. I could sell it, but would likely regret it.
     
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  15. Jslo

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    I think they should call them cheetah trout...looks more like cheetah than tiger lol! But no one asked me so I'll just keep hoping I catch one sometime lol! Cool fish!