You will find no rarer trout in the US than the Paiute Cutthroat Trout. That makes the strikingly iridescent fish quite a dream for any angler. This one piece is that dream come true. Restoration efforts are being made to save the trout in its native Sierra Nevada waters. Success has been minimal and has closed many fishing spots to anglers. Don’t be mad at this purple trout – overfishing and hybridization are the real foes. To fish a pure Paiute Trout may never come to pass, but subspecies could be on the end of your hook soon. Keep calm and fish on!
Named after the indigenous Northern Paiute people, the Paiute Cutthroat are native only to Silver King Creek, a tributary of the Carson river in the Sierra Nevada! That is an extremely limited range. Like some other Cutthroats pure species are almost impossible to find. This fishing Romper can contribute to their preservation.