The grayling (Thymallus thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. It is the type species of its genus. Native to the Palearctic ecozone, the grayling is widespread throughout northern Europe, from the United Kingdom and France to the Ural Mountains in Russia. While it was introduced to Morocco in 1948, it does not appear to have become established there.

Arctic grayling grow to a maximum recorded length of 76 cm (30 in) and a maximum recorded weight of 3.8 kg (8.4 lb). Of typical thymalline appearance, the Arctic grayling is distinguished from the similar grayling (T. thymallus) by the absence of dorsal and anal spines and by the presence of a larger number of soft rays in these fins. There is a dark midlateral band between the pectoral and pelvic fins, and the flanks may possess a pink iridescence. T. a. arcticus has been recorded as reaching an age of 18 years.

Arctic grayling are widespread in Arctic ocean drainages from Hudson Bay, Canada to Alaska and in Arctic and Pacific drainages to central Alberta and British Columbia in Canada. They do not occur naturally in the Fraser and Columbia river basins. There are remnant native populations of fluvial Arctic grayling in the upper Missouri river drainage in the Big Hole river and Red Rock basin (“Montana Arctic grayling”). Fluvial Arctic grayling have been reestablished in the upper Ruby river, a tributary of the Beaverhead river. The native range formerly extended south into the Great Lakes basin in Michigan. They occur naturally in the Arctic ocean basin in Siberia from the Ob to Yenisei drainages and in European Russia in some tributaries of Pechora river.

Alaska West

Alaska

Deneki Outdoors owns and operates this destination on the banks of the Kanektok River, and has spared no expense to make it one of the most nicely appointed camps in Alaska. For the next week you'll be fishing in one of the most beautiful...
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Aniak River Lodge

Alaska

Located on the remote banks of the Aniak River, it's jam packed with rainbows, dollies, grayling, salmon, sheefish and northern pike. It's a fish factory. Talk about a complete fly fishing experience!
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Big Ku Lodge

Alaska

Big Ku Lodge is nestled on a bluff above its namesake river – the Kukaklek overlooking a spectacular vista of river, lake and sweeping Alaskan wilderness. Built several years ago on privately-leased Native land within the Katmai Preserve.
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Bob Cusack's Alaska Lodge

Look up "classic Alaskan fly fishing lodge" in the dictionary, and there is a picture of Bob and Lula Cusack's operation. Situated in a protected cove on the shores of famous Lake Iliamna, you couldn't ask for a more idyllic setting.
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Bristol Bay Sportfishing Lodge

Owner and head pilot Jerry Jacques operates one of the most unique fly out lodges in the Iliamna area, combining small occupancy and multiple aircraft to give guests a wide range of angling options. Bristol Bay Sportfishing can show you...
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Copper River Lodge

Located right on the banks of the famed Copper River near Iliamna, Alaska, this is, arguably, the most beautiful location and one of the finer fishing locations for rainbow trout in our 49th state. It is Alaska the way most anglers imagine it to be...
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Duncan & Sons Float Trips

Alaska

The float is based on the Kanektok River, which flows directly into Kuskokwim Bay. Famous for its beautifully-marked "Leopard" rainbows, the river also hosts superb runs of all 5 species of Pacific salmon, as well as sea run Dolly Varden and...
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Duncan & Sons River Camps

Alaska

The Duncans use jet sleds to access the fishing grounds each day; sometimes they will have anglers fish from the boats (they have set them up to be rowed), and sometimes they will beach the boats and have guests wade the shallower runs and riffles.
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Egdorf's Nushagak Camp

Alaska

The "Nush" is a fish bum's dream come true. Rise as early or late as you please 'cause there's no competition to race to the pool. Fish hard all day on 50 miles of accessible river, come back to camp and recharge with a hearty meal and a few fish stories.
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Goodnews River Lodge

Alaska

Mike Gorton's remote outpost camp on the Goodnews River has been popular with hardcore anglers for decades. This midrange-sized river is far enough off the beaten track so as to have very few free floaters, meaning most of the many miles...
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Mongolia Canyon Float Trip

Mongolia

The "Classic Canyon Adventure" is designed for those of us who like a bit more comfort with their expedition. We pass day after day floating down a glorious mountain stream casting to hungry grayling, large trout and massive taimen. In the evening, we...
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Mongolia Headwaters Expedition

Mongolia

This trip is a massive adventure, combining everything from small regional aircraft to off-road vehicles to horses and camels. Participants must be in very good physical condition to participate in this expedition! This is a trip for guests who...
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Mongolia Lower River Floats

Mongolia

The Lower River is the most remote fishery in this already remote region, making vehicle access nearly impossible along much of the stretch. On Lower River trips, guests are accommodated in fully kitted ger camps for only the first and last...
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Mongolia Upper River Floats

Mongolia

A small group of anglers will explore nearly eighty miles of pristine river, floating through the world's first Taimen Sanctuary. You will fish for taimen, lenok and trout on a fresh stretch of river every day, and stay in a well-appointed ger...
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Rapids Camp Lodge

Alaska

Rapids Camp Lodge, an easy to reach, full service fly-out lodge with excellent home water and one of the most diverse and exciting fly fishing programs in Alaska. The lodge is located on the Naknek River, near King Salmon, just an eighty minute flight...
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Royal Coachman Lodge

Alaska

Of all the attributes that make Royal Coachman Lodge attractive, none are so obvious as their location, and the quality of their staff. The lodge itself is located on the banks of a wilderness river in the remote Togiak/Tikchik region of Alaska...
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Royal Wolf Lodge

Alaska

Royal Wolf Lodge is remote, only accommodates 12 anglers a week in a true wilderness setting, and boasts one of the finest, most tastefully-appointed lodge and cabin complexes in its genre. Chris and Linda Branham own and operate what is,...
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