Disclaimer: I love grayling. A couple years ago, on an extended trip north through B.C., the Yukon and Alaska, I gleefully chased grayling. We have a few places here in the northern Rockies that have grayling, but they’re few and far between, and the populations are fragile at best. But up north, grayling are prolific and perhaps the most fly-rod friendly fish there is.
The film above is about chasing grayling in Scotland during the winter, high-sticking nymphs through deep runs and connecting with these gorgeous fish. It’s a sweet little movie and it’ll get you thinking about this stunning fish that is a fly angler’s best friend. Grayling require the cleanest and coldest water to survive and thrive, which likely explains their near-extinction in their Lower 48 ranges. If you find some grayling water, enjoy it, and leave a few for the rest of us.
— Chris Hunt