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The Wyoming Cutt-Slam

Original Pen & Ink Drawings


The Cut-Slam drawings were born out of the love of being on the waters of Wyoming, with a fly rod, fishing for native trout. With the hours spent with my ink pen, I’m not only paying tribute to Wyoming fisheries, I am also honoring Ron Remmick, “The Father of the Cutt-Slam.” With Ron being the father of the Cutt-Slam, Pinedale, Wyoming, my hometown, is its true birthplace.


Cutthroat trout are popular game fish, especially among anglers who enjoy the art of fly-fishing. The common name "cutthroat" refers to the distinctive red coloration on the underside of the lower jaw. With over a dozen recognized subspecies representing four major evolutionary/geographical groups, these trout vary wildly in size and looks. The specific name, clarkia, was given to them to honor explorer William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


On August 19, 1805, in the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, William Clark  made the first entry about the cutthroat trout. “The trout are the same which I first met with at the Falls of the Missouri, are cutthroat trout. They are larger than the speckled trout of our mountains and equally as well flavored.”


Cutthroat Trout, (Oncorhynchus clarkii) are native to the cold-water tributaries flowing into the Pacific Ocean as well as the rivers of the Rocky Mountains, and Great Basin of North America. Resident Cutthroat Trout mature in freshwater rivers and/or lakes over the course of 2-3 years. Cutthroat Trout spawn during the spring and generally do not die after spawning.


Sadly several subspecies of cutthroat trout are currently listed as being threatened in their native ranges due to habitat loss and the introduction of non-native species. Two subspecies are already considered extinct. The cutthroat trout are the official state fish of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Nevada.


Ron Remmick 



Original Pen & Ink

 All my art has vague borders and parameters, which gives me the freedom to create without restrictions. This series, “The Cutt-Slam,” is created with my version of stippling. These are the original pen & ink drawings of the four subspecies of cutthroat trout in Wyoming. They are created on 18” X 24” cold pressed watercolor paper. Spot water coloring is added to enhance the unique markings of each cutthroat. They are framed to 21” X 27”.

All 4 Framed Originals, Not Sold Separately - Please Inquire for Prising.

Ron Remmick

The Father of the Cutt-Slam

Passionate advocate for Cutthroat Trout

Ron Remmick was a fisheries biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in Pinedale, Wyoming from 1978 to 2002, when his service was cut short by cancer. Ron was one of the kindest, hardest working and most passionate advocates for cutthroat trout that Wyoming has ever seen. Recognized by Trout Unlimited, and others, for his vision and leadership towards cutthroat trout conservation, Ron was a pioneer who laid the groundwork for today’s resource stewards. Among Ron’s lasting legacies is the “Cutt-Slam,” a 1996 brainchild he developed to, “encourage anglers to learn about Wyoming’s cutthroat trout and develop an appreciation for the habitat needs and management programs necessary to maintain these species”. This Cutt-Slam legacy has been adopted by many Western states.

The Cut-Slam

Limited Edition of 10

Prints on Wood

The Wooden Prints are in a limited edition series of 10 pieces of art. These images have been printed on wood; note the wood grain in the image. All four of the subspecies wood images are wrapped with patinaed copper, then mounted to old barn wood, which raise it from the background ¾ of an inch. The edges of the background have also been wrapped with and patinaed copper . Overall size is approximately 20” X 31” but may very with each piece. The image size of each wood print is 6” X 12” 

The Cut-Slam

Limited Edition Prints of 101

These 6” X 10” pen and ink images have been professionally printed on white 100% Aquarelle Rag watercolor paper, matted and framed together.  Each set is Signed and numbered. Over all size is 2-" X 28".


All Four Prints are Framed and Matted Together 

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