Fish Facts: Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma)


This illustration of a Dolly Varden is from Evermann and Goldsborough's The Fishes of Alaska (1907).
Photo via Wikipedia

Like the two species to which is it closely related—Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus)—the Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma) is a true char that is found . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXVI: Brett Prettyman


Brett Prettyman shows off an Alaskan Dolly Varden, a fish he'd dreamed about since childhood.
Photos courtesy Brett Prettyman

Brett Prettyman spent twenty-five years as the outdoor writer, editor, and columnist at the Salt Lake Tribune. He also produced, directed and hosted "The Utah Bucket List" and "The. . .

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Video: Arctic Unicorns, Big Char of the North

Derek Olthuis has been obsessed with char for a long time; you may remember this epic photo of a bull trout he caught back in 2012. For his latest film, he and his buddies chase brook trout, . . .

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