TenkaraBum Challenge - Cutbow Hybrid Trout

by Alan Luecke
(Kansas City, MO)

Cutbow Hybrid

Cutbow Hybrid

Cutbow Hybrid Size 16 Beadhead Killer Bugger

Paul Vertrees from Rigs Flyshop in Ridgway, Colorado and I began our day fishing the inlet of a mountain stream into a small lake in the Cimarron Mountains of Western Colorado. After a couple of small rainbows I caught this nice cutbow hybrid on a size 16 beadhead killer bugger. The lack of red stripe, distinctive spots and color on the gills mark it as a cutbow. Most importantly Paul said it was.

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