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Old 08-16-2009, 07:02 PM
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Reading about a friend catching the Grayling and the upper Provo / Uinta's got me thinking about hitting it this weekend. Have an Annual pass and everything.
So off we go. No waders, no tubes, so I am thinking the rivers. We get up to Washington and Hubby said, let's go. Well we had Baxter with us and I knew he was going to love all these trees.
It seemed like it took forever to get there then walking forever....I WANNA FISH!!! Don't get me wrong, I loved the walking through the trees and all that, it's just...I WANNA FISH!!!![laugh]
I was getting cranky and then to top it off, I had my bamboo and my 10' TFO (Thinking it would be a nice edge on the shore fishing.) in my hand while walking through the forest. I look up and the top section of the TFO was gone. Okay...DO NOT WANT TO BE AROUND ME AT THIS POINT!!!![mad]
Hubby and Baxter backtracked and found it.

Well now we are dealing with COLD! and wind in the face. I was not quite dressed for the 8,000 foot more or less elevation.

I decided to give it my best and calm down. Tied on a big dry Blue Dun tied for me. Rolled it on out there and a couple of good slams on the big dry. So I attached a 20" dropper with a Modified PT.
Rolled it on out and BAM on the nymph:

TIGER TROUT
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Rolled it out again and BAM!

A BROOKIE:
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Rolled it out again and BAM!

A RAINBOW:
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Okay, I am a little freak about now and thinking what a killer fly.
Cast out one more time and this IS the forth cast with the Nymph.....BAM!!

GRAYLING:
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CRAZY!!!! Caught more Rainbow and Brookies but had to time it between wind gusts

BIGGEST Trout of the day Slammed the Blue Dun "SKUNK"
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Besides being very cold and wind in the face...it turned out to be a pretty great day. Four Casts...Four different Species.

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Old 08-16-2009, 07:22 PM
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Those are some nice fish, congrats! Never saw a greyling before, neat fish.
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Joni: Very nice results on the Blue Dun! Glad you found the tip of the TFO, that would have been a bummer!

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Nice catch! I've never heard of a Grayling but I'm guessing it's a type of trout. If you had to choose out of the four, which one would you most likely fish for?
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Old 08-16-2009, 07:33 PM
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Grayling is in the CHAR family. Out of the four? That is tuff as the Tiger Trout and the Grayling FIGHT the best pound for pound, but I am going with the Grayling.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:12 AM
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That's a nice looking Brookie there; also a member of the Char genus. I really like their markings in the late Summer and Fall; particularly the males, when they're in spawning colors.

Tiger trout are a cross, I think, between a Brookie and a Brown trout. From what I hear, they're pretty rare in the wild.

4 casts / 4 species; nice!


Mary, do you have any more of those flies? ?
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Great pics Joni...4 casts 4 fish...cool Glad you found your rod tip...

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Joni,

Wow! What great results on that fly! I wish I could say that I tied it! Those were Michigan Skunks that I purchased at Gates Lodge on the Au Sable in Michigan. I wanted to find a fly you were not likely to have tried before and would still work well in the western U.S. I picked that fly since I have not heard other people talk about using it outside of MI.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:40 AM
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Hi Joni,


It looks like the hike and agravation was worth it.

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Great pics and great story- looks like you found fly fishing heaven!

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