Friday, 29 June 2012


After a few unsuccessful fly fishing outings this spring/summer, Kim and I got wind of a grayling river northwest of the city. Because I did not know the first thing about grayling, I relied on the internet and wholesale outfitters for fly advice. With the exception of the Griffith's gnat, all the recommended flies were the same as those I already stocked up on for trout - thankfully.

It took about 2.5 hours to get there and within five minutes I hooked into my first grayling (using a Griffith's gnat).

It was then Kim's turn to get into the action (with a Parachute Adams)


It was one of those outings where there was no point in counting fish. Every dry we tried elicited a response and I am guesstimating that we averaged a fish rising every four casts - for five straight hours.

What was super cool is the grayling did not seem to spook and I am sure we caught the same one multiple times.