“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
Supposedly, they are going to attempt to reintroduce Grayling into the AuSable river system here in Michigan. This will be, I think, the third attempt. The stories you can read of catching 3 of them at a time, on 3 fly rigs, are crazy, not to mention reading about guys catching a thousand or more of them in one outing, icing them, and then shipping them all to Chicago. Kinda like Michigan's old white pine forests. I've never caught one, but hope to have a chance in Montana, someday.
I hope the reintroduction is successful. Caught a lot of them the year I played Army in Alaska. Beautiful fish. You put a small Mepps spinner or any kind of small black fly in front of them, they're either on it or they're not biting.
When I worked in Yellowstone, we successfully re-introduced grayling into some backcountry areas. Huge, beautiful dorsal fin with green and blue spots.
Used to catch them up north. Lovely little fighters, and tasty.
Nicely kitted out
My go to fish to chase here in Interior Alaska. Wouldn’t mind her company for an evening hatch.
Caught tons when I lived in Alaska...fun fish to catch