During autumn and the transition into winter, many freshwater gamefishes across Alaska start foraging heavily on large prey items in order to receive an adequate, satisfying nutritional content in order to maximize winter survival. The scientific principle entitled "the big bait-big fish theory" has been mentioned in the literature of sport-fishing magazines and scientific journals extensively over the past 15 years. Thus, it is applicable to a variety of fish species in both freshwater and saltwater. Applying this theory during angling, many anglers become successful with landing larger sized gamefish and minimizing smaller size classes of fish from striking. Here, I present a large black UV ice dubbing stone fly tied on a size #8 Daiichi curved shank hook that was very successful this fall in landing quality 14 to 17 inch grayling and preventing the little buggers from striking. The length on this specific pattern is 1 1/2 inches in length.