Large Leopard Browns & Cart Wheeling Cutthroats

Granny and I just returned from another blockbuster weekend (Granny’s weekend of Tuesday & Wednesday) on the water. Monday night we headed north to the banks of the Lower Nunya for the second time this year. Mother Nature did everything she could to discourage our pursuit. The forecast was for high wind, thunderstorms and rain. When we left Jackson it was high wind, thunderstorms and rain. But we went. And although we saw some wind, heard some thunder and experienced some rain, it was far less than predicted and on our two day 35 plus mile float we caught a lot of fish, saw a ton of wildlife and relaxed and truly got away from it all.

There’s really no highlight. The entire weekend was out of this world. We caught only one rainbow but plenty of nice brown trout and an unusually large number of big healthy cutthroats. I do mean healthy. Cuttys rarely jump when hooked but many of them cart wheeled across the Nunya into bushes and log jams. The browns were solid. I can’t think of a fishery on the planet with so many girthy 16” browns that destroy a hopper pattern. And the condition and the way these browns looked. They are fat, amazingly spotted; all jump the second they are hooked and burned that GPX Textured line through our hands like you can’t believe. Oh, and we got a few bigger than 16” too!

Blogs could be a little brief for a week or two. I’m amidst a true fishing rampage. If you go back on my blog to mid August you’ll see I’ve been fishing or traveling even more than the norm and I don’t see it stopping soon. I’ve blogged every event to the hilt and neglected what pays the bills. So rather than cut out fishing days, please forgive me being short in words and long in pics until I’m caught up in art, o
rganizing my winter tour and get in some serious fall fishing!


Granny and I just returned from another blockbuster weekend (Granny’s weekend of Tuesday & Wednesday) on the water. Monday night we headed north to the banks of the Lower Nunya for the second time this year. Mother Nature did everything she could to discourage our pursuit. The forecast was for high wind, thunderstorms and rain. When we left Jackson it was high wind, thunderstorms and rain. But we went. And although we saw some wind, heard some thunder and experienced some rain, it was far less than predicted and on our two day 35 plus mile float we caught a lot of fish, saw a ton of wildlife and relaxed and truly got away from it all.
There’s really no highlight. The entire weekend was out of this world. We caught only one rainbow but plenty of nice brown trout and an unusually large number of big healthy cutthroats. I do mean healthy. Cuttys rarely jump when hooked but many of them cart wheeled across the Nunya into bushes and log jams. The browns were solid. I can’t think of a fishery on the planet with so many girthy 16” browns that destroy a hopper pattern. And the condition and the way these browns looked. They are fat, amazingly spotted; all jump the second they are hooked and burned that GPX Textured line through our hands like you can’t believe. Oh, and we got a few bigger than 16” too!
Blogs could be a little brief for a week or two. I’m amidst a true fishing rampage. If you go back on my blog to mid August you’ll see I’ve been fishing or traveling even more than the norm and I don’t see it stopping soon. I’ve blogged every event to the hilt and neglected what pays the bills. So rather than cut out fishing days, please forgive me being short in words and long in pics until I’m caught up in art, organizing my winter tour and get in some serious fall fishing!
Granny and I just returned from another blockbuster weekend (Granny’s weekend of Tuesday & Wednesday) on the water. Monday night we headed north to the banks of the Lower Nunya for the second time this year. Mother Nature did everything she could to discourage our pursuit. The forecast was for high wind, thunderstorms and rain. When we left Jackson it was high wind, thunderstorms and rain. But we went. And although we saw some wind, heard some thunder and experienced some rain, it was far less than predicted and on our two day 35 plus mile float we caught a lot of fish, saw a ton of wildlife and relaxed and truly got away from it all.
There’s really no highlight. The entire weekend was out of this world. We caught only one rainbow but plenty of nice brown trout and an unusually large number of big healthy cutthroats. I do mean healthy. Cuttys rarely jump when hooked but many of them cart wheeled across the Nunya into bushes and log jams. The browns were solid. I can’t think of a fishery on the planet with so many girthy 16” browns that destroy a hopper pattern. And the condition and the way these browns looked. They are fat, amazingly spotted; all jump the second they are hooked and burned that GPX.
Jeff Currier Global Fly Fishing

2 Responses to “Large Leopard Browns & Cart Wheeling Cutthroats”

  1. Erik Moncada September 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Have fun fishing, and love the pink hopper

  2. Jeff Currier - Global Fly Fishing September 13, 2011 at 3:27 am #

    That’s Granny’s favorite and man does it work!

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