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Barleydog

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Arctic Grayling
« on: May 04, 2004, 08:05 PM »
Well the ice is finally off the rivers here in central Alaska.  The grayling are on thier annual migration run into the local backwaters to spawn.  They're relativily easy to catch on fly and damned beautiful to look at.  Most are big "suckers" for dry as well as beadheads and chronomids.  A blast on a little 5 wt. rod!  I don't think these photos due them justice! -Barleydog




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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2004, 01:27 AM »
gorgeous fish BD, you get those in the Chena?  The rod i have up here is way overkill for grayling, 9wt.  I don't know if i'll go for them this spring, although it would be fun.  How was the action?

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2004, 06:49 AM »
Those are really a pretty fish!  Nice pics Barleydog...

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2004, 07:14 AM »
WOW BD, beautiful pictures.  8)

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2004, 08:19 AM »
Nice looking fish, alot of fun on a 5 wt. great stuff. Thanks for share. Keep em comin.
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Barleydog

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2004, 07:31 PM »
Jake,  I was fishing the Piledriver area.  Lot's of fish!  If you have an light action rod, that's all you need.  Let me know if you want to go... Some 16" fish were available, but the rookies fishin' with me kept spookin them!

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2004, 07:41 PM »
That is some clear water, and some beautiful fish. I don't think that I had ever seen the sides of a grayling. Are they good eating, or just pretty and a nice fight on light tackle?
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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2004, 10:23 PM »
Beautiful fish Barley dog. Thanks for shareing the pics. I have never seen that good of a pic of a Grayling before. That gives me a lot better of an idea of what they look like.

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2004, 11:06 AM »
ReubenPa,  Ya know I have eaten Grayling a couple times and they are o.k.  Kinda mushy unless eaten fresh out of the water.  They don't save well in the freezer either.  Most of the area rivers are catch and release artificial bait only, makes for some great fishing though!  The fish fight like mad dogs.  They use thier dorsal fin as leverage against the river and angler. ;D

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2004, 06:04 PM »
Wow!  What a beautiful fish!  Nice picture.

Barleydog

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Re: Arctic Grayling
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2004, 08:00 PM »
Some more pics....


Average fish about 14-15"  This one fell for my son's gitzit jig.


grayling on the feed!

 



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