Franz Dutzler - The Master Trout Sculptor

Cutthroat Trout Sculptures
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Cutthroat Trout

There are four basic lines of Cutthroats, the Westslope, Coastal, Yellowstone , and Lahontan. There are 14 subspecies of Cutthroat, two of them extinct. The Yellowstone Cutthroat have 7 subspecies and the Lahontan 5 sub species. According to science, the Westslope and the Coastal Cutthroat stand alone with no subspecies.

My Favorite Cuts are the Westslope, the Coastal and the Fine Spotted. Like all trout they vary greatly in color in accordance to what they eat, color of the rocks, plant life, depth of water and the time of year. At spawning time the male Westslope Cutthroat will take on strong rose and red coloring all over the body like the Sockeye Salmon coloration.

One of my favorite fishing memories was in August and September in the Naches River in Washington . This time of year brings forth the best colors, and the rose colored belly of the Westslope Cutthroat really exhibited itself. I found these wonderfully colored Westslope Cutthroat when I was fishing a ½ mile stretch of a small creek which was a tributary of Mill Creek, a glacier fed creek. After I started carving trout I went back to try to photograph these beautiful Cutthroat and found that the creek had been destroyed by a road building project. So I can only carry the wonderful coloration these beautiful fish in my memory.

History of the Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhinchus clarki)

Brown trout is the second most popular trout. It is considered to be smarter and more difficult to catch. So it is more challenging for the fly fisherman. (More Cutthroat Trout History)

 




MCKENZIE RIVER COASTAL CUTTHROAT
CTT_001
$1,300
Size: 18.5" L  x  13.75" H  x  8.6" D
Available For Purchase!



BUFFALO FORD YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT
CTT_002
$1,200
Size: 16.75" L  x  12.1" H  x  8.75" D
Available For Purchase!

NACHES RIVER WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT
CTT_003
$1,000
Size: 10" L  x  10" H  x  10" D




7" YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT
CTT_004
$700
Size: 7" L  x  7" H  x  7" D




PYRAMID LAKE LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT
CTT_005
$3,000
Size: 28" L  x  114" H  x  7" D
Available For Purchase!

"MATING DANCE" WESTSLOPE CUTTHROAT
CTT_006
$4,000
Size: 20" L  x  18" H  x  16" D




PAIR OF BUFFALO FORD YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT
CTT_007
$3,000
Size: 20" L  x  15" H  x  11" D


"COURTSHIP" YELLOWSTONE CUTTHROAT PAIR
CTT_008
$3,000
Size: 20" L  x  20" H  x  15" D




West Sloap Cutthroat
CUT)009
$1,600
Size: 11.5" L  x  11" H  x  7" D
Available For Purchase!


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