Photo – the fin of the grayling

Some people say that trout are their favorite fish to fly fish for, that they don’t care for any other fish. These people would never go fish in a place where there are no trout. The would certainly never admit to the Grayling being a fish they would fish for other than by accident while fishing for trout.

I am not one of them.

I have gone on several fishing trips targeting only grayling. A fantastically beautiful fish that are the most perfect dry fly target you can imagine. When you see it in the water, with its majestic back fin fully expanded, moving gracefully across the current. You can really understand then why some people call it the Queen of the streams.

This close up photo of a Graylings fin is taken by my good friend Björn Arkenfall at

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Fly fishing, fly tying, family and going your own way; the way of the fly. View all posts by Ulf Hagström

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