Got back the other day from our annual 900 mile round trip road trip chasing arctic grayling. This river never disappoints and a great time catching trophy fish was had with great friends.
The usual dry fly patterns worked but I threw some hoppers and mice this year and had excellent results. These fish would hit top water for dry flies but would SMASH the hoppers and mice flying completely out of the water. Shark week footage comes to mind when the great whites smash the seal decoy. Unreal fun.
Whats cool as well are the many different color variations within the same river. The most common are the gold with blue scales while others are all blue and some dark grey.
Enjoy some pictures of these beautiful fish.
Hopper eating grayling
Such amazing colors
What a tank of a mouse eating grayling