We recommend using an 8-wt or 9-wt. 9' rod with both floating WF and WF rapid sink tip lines with 20 - 30 lb. test backing (the same outfit may be used for Trout and Northern). Use a 14 - 18 lb. test tapered leader/tippet, and wire leaders are essential. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight-an 8-wt. rod uses a 9-wt. line.
Pike fishing flies:
- Big hair bugs like the Dahlberg Diver and Whitlock Mouserat
- Large streamers
- Large poppers
- We recommend weed guards on your flies. Wire leader material is essential.
Trophy Lake Trout are also accessible to the fly fishing fisherman, particularly in the rivers where the fish are more concentrated and are more easily reached. Late in the season, fly fisherman can also target trophy Lake Trout as they congregate on shallow reefs to spawn.
We suggest using a 7-wt. or 8-wt. fly rod, two spools of line, one with fast sink tip or sinking line and the other with floating, enabling you to cover the water column. Lines should have 20 - 30 lb. test backing. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight-an 8-wt. rod uses a 9-wt. line.
Trout fishing flies:
- large streamers
- Surface flies such as Lefty's Deceiver
- Tarpon flies
- Red/white, blue/white and silver work well. 1/0 hooks are recommended.
As dry fly quarry grayling are unequalled. Anglers specifically interested in taking these beautiful fish on dry flies should consider a fly fishing trip to our from mid-July through mid-August.
For Arctic Grayling, we recommend an 8.5' or 9' 5-wt. or 6-wt. rod with both floating and moderate sink - tip lines, with 4x-6x knot-less tapered leaders/tippet. With floating lines you may wish to use a fly line one size up from the rod weight - a 5-wt. rod uses a 6-wt. line.
Grayling fishing flies:
- Wets and nymphs:
- Various Bead Head Caddis
- Wooly Worm
- Hare's Ears
- Stonefly nymphs
- Elk Wing Caddis
- Blue Dun
- Royal Coachman
- Browns, blacks, tans and olives, size 10, 12, 14.