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Old 06-02-2012, 07:38 AM
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New to fly fishing and Grayling, I am tying a bunch of flies and wonder what is everyone's favorite Grayling Fly. Thanks
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:50 AM
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Have always had great luck on big foam bodied hoppers and stimulators. Size 6 or 8 hooks with foam bodies and deer hair heads, stick legs on them and look out! Bead head nymphs also work well sizes 10-12 with legs. The grayling in the little smoky liked a hopper dropper combo of the above with grey/green bodied hopper and bead head stonefly nymph.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:08 AM
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I just caught my first ones yesterday and I had a chance to fish them all day and try multitude of flies. Oddly enough they LOVED the mosquito pattern of any size and the best wet was a hares ear or anything else small with green, grey, or brown and fuzzy. I didn't, however, try any streamers.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:52 AM
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I love using Parachute Adams, Blue Winged Olive (paraloop), and Elk Hair Caddis have been my favorites.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:31 PM
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favorite is bead head nymphs, usually copper john/prince/pheasant tail size 10-14. a gold bead seems to work best for me. Drys: elk hair caddis size 8-14, stimulator 6-10. streamers: anything so long as its mostly white colored; black ghost, small zonker, etc. just dont fish streamers on a little 5wt cause you might hook a 14lb bull trout (lesson learned the hard way, now have a new 8wt with me at all times). fish fast water, greyling can hold in anything, if the water is above your knees you are standing where the fish used to be. good luck
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:33 PM
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Black wooly with a red tail.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:40 PM
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I had good success at Kakwa with Elk Hair Caddis dries in late September last year.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:48 PM
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Size 14-10 chuck s caddis variant is super deadly
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Awesome, thanks for all the info everyone! Sounds like the only real consensus is the elk hair caddis. Good to know they aren't very finicky.
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black ant patterns of all kinds. Or a black paracute adams.

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black ant patterns of all kinds. Or a black paracute adams.

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ive only fished for them in Montana and i agree with Kf, it was by far the best fly
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:22 PM
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ive only fished for them in Montana and i agree with Kf, it was by far the best fly
anything black with black rubber legs seems to always work well for me too. Tie some high vis to the top...all black can be tough to see in a river.
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Small like 18 black gnats with red on wngs and a trailer on 10"tippet of a small black and red bead head, small elk hair caddis, small beadheads
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Awesome, thanks for all the info everyone! Sounds like the only real consensus is the elk hair caddis. Good to know they aren't very finicky.
I went to Quarry lake in canmore and the only thing they were biting on was mosquitos.....and biting well. I guess it depends where youre fishing but this time a year in that lake im not sure they would touch most caddis.
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