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So, chugbug told me about the red tag, a classic gnat imitation. 

Now I am addicted to tying grayling flies.

What are some other classic grayling flies?

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18 hours ago, TIER said:

What are some other classic grayling flies?

my google machine is broke. maybe yours will work better. i'm sure you know how to use it

"grayling fly patterns"

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18 hours ago, TIER said:

So, chugbug told me about the red tag, a classic gnat imitation. 

Now I am addicted to tying grayling flies.

What are some other classic grayling flies?

A friend caught and released a WY state record grayling on an olive damselfly nymph, probably #14, maybe #12.... 

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 I've never heard it described as a 'grayling fly', but I used to have pretty good luck with a Zug Bug when I was 'way up North'.  Pretty simple to tie and relatively common materials.  

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Almost any fly is a grayling fly. Those guys will eat just about anything. Besides the others I told you about in the PM, try a Salcha Pink. It was developed right in your neck of the woods for....you guessed it....grayling.

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A very classic Grayling fly is the sawyers killer bug.  There are better options now, but it was a very popular and famous fly invented by Frank Sawyer.

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I have fished for Grayling on the Pine River in BC.

We used size 12, 14 and 16 Tom Thumbs in mixed natural and orange.

They had almost a strike every cast.

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Trout flies are often tied for grayling. Try classic attractors- humpy, Royal Wulff, Au Sable Wulff (of course) Au Sable Bomber- good for skating on rough water- Au Sable Caddis, the list goes on.

Plus try EHC's, Stimulators, etc.

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If they don't hit standard trout dry flies, always give a black color a try.  Simple Black Gnats have caught a lot of grayling for me.  On lakes with grayling, even more so.

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I have caught a fair amount of incidental grayling with a size 14 purple haze, tied with just grizzly hackle.

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