Trip Reports 2010 — Arctic Grayling

Nenana Grayling

2010 Arctic Grayling denali Denali Highway Denali National Park Grayling Mount McKinley Nenana River Trip Reports

Nenana Grayling

This much anticipated trip to a seldom fished spring creek in interior Alaska proved to be an unexpected disappointment. We were too late, and the grayling had already headed down stream into the main Nenana river, moving toward their wintering grounds. We had loaded up the boat and taken the short ride from the town of Nenana to the creek and the comfortable little cabin that awaited the six of us. By the time we were settled, it was getting too dark to see the trail clearly and we decided to wait until morning to fish. The morning was gloriously...

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Terrific Tangle Lakes & the Denali Highway

2010 Arctic Grayling Denali Highway Grayling Tangle Lakes Trip Reports

Grayling, grayling, and more grayling made our annual Denali Highway/Tangle Lakes trip one of our best in years. They were everywhere. They were also voracious. Whether fishing with dry flies or nymphs, everyone caught fish like crazy. They weren't large fish as grayling go; mostly they were in the thirteen to fifteen-inch range, which is still a good fish on a delicate 5-wt fly rod. The first group started off trying streamers in the high water of one of our favorite little streams, but it wasn't until we put a small split shot on, that the fish appeared. A short...

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