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Just had to share this grayling photo right away.

By Troutnut on July 30th, 2015
I've been lucky enough this summer to see a tremendous amount of good scenery and good fishing during my work on three Alaskan streams and breaks in between. I have a backlog of good photos to share from all these adventures, once I eventually have time this winter. But this one I just couldn't wait to post.

Photos by Troutnut from Mystery Creek #186 in Alaska

Big Arctic grayling eating a Drunella doddsii mayfly dun. From Mystery Creek # 186 in Alaska.
Big Arctic grayling eating a Drunella doddsii mayfly dun.
Date TakenJul 30, 2015
Date AddedAug 3, 2015

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CrepuscularAugust 3rd, 2015, 7:12 am
Boiling Springs, PA

Posts: 923
Wow Jason what a wonderful photo! Thanks for posting. So was that fish rising steadily and you just got it perfect or what?
FalsiflyAugust 3rd, 2015, 8:49 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
Jason, I hope you have considered the potential contained in that photo.
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
MartinlfAugust 3rd, 2015, 9:20 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
I hope the next thing that fish ate was your fly! Cool photo!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
PaulRobertsAugust 3rd, 2015, 10:55 am

Posts: 1776
Very cool shot, Jason.
MiltRPowellAugust 3rd, 2015, 11:50 am
Posts: 106Thanks for that photo. You have a way of capturing moments in nature that many of us cannot get to see. I really enjoy this site, info, photos, opinions, & more. Find the site, very eye opening, there 2 very hard 2 explain. But keep it up, the sky is your limit, your work in your field, be your palate.
Thanks, Milt.....
LastchanceAugust 3rd, 2015, 6:01 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
To say the least, that is awesome!
Steps25August 3rd, 2015, 10:05 pm

Posts: 31
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Jmd123August 4th, 2015, 12:01 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2611
Nice shot Jason!! You been catching many lately? Or too busy with summer research?

No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
TroutnutAugust 4th, 2015, 3:00 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
I've been catching lots of them both for research and on breaks during research trips. Each data set consists of a few hours of video recording of the fish, concurrent with drift sampling, followed by diet sampling. While the cameras are rolling, we often have time to go off somewhere downstream to do some fishing without disturbing our data fish. And when the cameras are done rolling, I try to catch the same fish we were filming (and usually succeed) to pump their stomachs for comparison with model predictions.

Anyway yes, I've caught several hundred grayling this year. :)
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
OldredbarnAugust 4th, 2015, 8:07 am
Novi, MI

Posts: 2608
Wonderful Jason!

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
JkeagNovember 1st, 2015, 11:06 am
Posts: 1Incredible photo of the Grayling taking the mayfly. Watched with amazement the film on Alaskan Field Work. Is the project scope posted someplace?
TroutnutNovember 3rd, 2015, 3:07 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Hi Jkeag,

For more details on our research, see here:
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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