Mice.. Not Just for Trout

November 21, 2014

in Alaska West

Grayling on Mouse Flies

Quite possibly the coolest picture of an Artic Grayling we’ve ever seen.. Photo: Stuart Foxall.

We like grayling.. And we love fishing mouse patterns.. So naturally, we thought this photo from Alaska West was pretty darn cool.

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