Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling

Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling on a pristine lake or stream in Canada’s Yukon is a fishing adventure you won’t want to miss.

Grayling are one the most sought after sport fishing species for a few reasons:

  • Pound for pound they are arguably the best fighters out there.  On a light rod, fishing for Grayling can be incredibly entertaining.
  • Arctic Grayling are one of the most beautiful fish you will ever see. The males have a dorsal fin that is iridescent in the sunlight when they are swimming in their natural habitat.
  • These strong fish are very aggressive when hungry. This makes Arctic Grayling the perfect fish to for anglers looking to learn how to fly fish. Grayling provide great opportunities for fly fishermen and women to learn how to cast, retrieve, and fine tune timing for hook sets.

Most small flies work well with Grayling. Start with dry flies as they can be more entertaining than the wet flies. Keep in mind that Grayling feed mostly on insects so anything from grass hoppers to wasps to black ants will work. The Prince Nymph or Royal Coachman are great Grayling fly fishing flies.

Fly fishing for Grayling with Wilderness Fishing Yukon is available at Teenah, Drury, Claire and Coghlan Lakes.

Teenah Lake is unique in that it offers stream fishing and lake fishing for Grayling at more than one lake. There are three lakes you can hike to from Teenah. All three of them offer excellent grayling fishing.

Claire Lake offers Lake fishing only for Grayling at Creek mouths and in the narrows where the camp is. The Grayling at Claire are plentiful but Claire is not our best lake for Grayling. Claire is nice as it is one of the lakes that provides anglers opportunity for every species.

Drury offers Lake fishing and Stream fishing at the southeast end. The difference between Drury and Teenah is that Drury has clear water. The sight fishing at the southeast end of Drury Lake is bar none. Drury has produced the largest Grayling on average of all our lakes.

If Drury is clear, then Coghlan is super clear. The Grayling fishing at Coghlan is more like Grayling hunting. Just cruise around in the pontoon or tin boat until you spot them. Almost any drop off offers good opportunities!