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BEST FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY GRAYLING ON THE RIVER

BEST FISHING FLIES FOR JANUARY GRAYLING ON THE RIVER

On the river, through January the large dark olive will still be hatching sporadically providing some dry fly action. The ever-present shrimp and louse will also be available near the stream bed. Apart from sporadic rises on milder days, much of your fishing will be concentrated around the stream bed. A hard frost overnight can mean the Grayling will shoal in the pools, allowing for some cracking fishing! My key tip is to make sure you are fishing deep enough….

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Czech Nymphing – A Quick Beginners Guide

Czech Nymphing – A Quick Beginners Guide

What Is Czech Nymphing A Czech Nymph refers to two things, firstly it refers to the type of fly – A heavy fly, normally imitating caddis larvae or shrimp, tied on a curved hook (usually 8’s, 10’s or 12’s). And secondly, the term refers to the method of fishing. Czech nymphing utilises a very different technique from most other forms of fly fishing with a different casting technique and also a very different mindset. Czech nymphing is ALL about getting…

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5 Superb Grayling Flies That Catch Fish

5 Superb Grayling Flies That Catch Fish

The end of the Trout season is now fast approaching but for those that enjoy fly fishing for Grayling, the best is yet to come! Autumn and Winter Grayling fishing is tremendous fun, wrapped up in the cold with a flask of hot soup and getting in to a few beautiful Grayling really is hard to beat. Grayling flies can cover dries, wets & nymphs but probably the best Grayling flies are those that get down deep. Whilst Grayling will…

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Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

Guide To Traditional Upstream Nymphing – In Particular Prospecting With A Nymph

I learned my craft on fast flowing sections of rainfed Peak District rivers. Traditional upstream nymphing is in my blood and is probably my favorite method of fly fishing my home rivers. Being able to read the river, understand where the fish will be, cast your nymph in the right spot, detect the take and strike into the fish is exciting and skillful. I enjoy all forms of fly fishing but upstream nymphing, in particular, will always be slightly more…

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5 Awesome Grayling Flies For Varied Stream Depths

5 Awesome Grayling Flies For Varied Stream Depths

Grayling respond well to all forms of fly fishing. Wet’s, Dries & Nymphs will all catch them. However, if you want to consistently catch lots of Grayling and maybe some of the larger specimens then you need to get deep, very deep. Grayling have a down turned mouth, designed for picking off food items near the stream bed, they spend much of their time feeding in and around the rocks and gravel. Presenting a fly in this zone can make…

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Fly Fishing & Flies For Cold Weather

Fly Fishing & Flies For Cold Weather

  With the first frosts of the year, the water has started to cool although the mist above my local reservoir would indicate that the water is still clinging on to its Autumn temperature for as long as possible. Water temperature is probably one of the most important factors in the behavior of our quarry. Firstly as a cold-blooded creature, the water temperature governs the blood temperature of the trout and therefore governs its metabolism. The colder the temperature, the…

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