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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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River Fly Fishing For Trout & Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

River Fly Fishing For Trout & Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

If you are thinking of venturing out on to the rivers with your fly rod for the first time then this short primer should help answer some river fly fishing basics! When & Where Not all rivers contain trout and grayling so your first challenge is to find a river. You should have permission to fly fish and you need to make sure it contains a good head of trout and/or grayling. You may want to join a club or…

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Fly Fishing For Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

Fly Fishing For Grayling – A Quick Beginners Guide

As the trout season draws to an end there’s no need to hang up your waders, some of the most rewarding fly fishing  is just round the corner! Where & When To Fish For Grayling Grayling require clean, well oxygenated water either neutral in PH or slightly alkaline. Limestone or chalk streams are ideal however there is a good head of Grayling through many northern rivers and in Scotland & Wales too. Grayling will not live in acidic waters or…

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Catching With Caddis

Catching With Caddis

Whilst the mayfly tends to get all the limelight as the largest up wing fly, one of the major flies in our rivers and lakes is the caddis fly. The caddis is a truly amazing creature. Many varieties surround themselves with a protective case constructed out of small pieces of stone, sand and debris or whatever else they can find on the river bed. They glue the small pieces together with a strong silk, forming a little stony sleeping bag which…

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No Rise Doesn’t Mean No Fish

No Rise Doesn’t Mean No Fish

Looking out over the rivers and lakes one could be forgiven for thinking that all the fish have disappeared. As the hatches start to slow down there is less food on the surface and therefore there will be less rising fish. On the rain fed rivers where weed growth is at a minimum, fish will be either feeding near the surface or near the bottom. There may still be the occasional rise, especially during the warmest part of the day…

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My Top 5 Czech Nymphs For Grayling

My Top 5 Czech Nymphs For Grayling

Czech nymphing is a fantastic method for searching the depths for Grayling during the Autumn and Winter. Grayling are renowned bottom feeders and in the absence of any hatch will often be found around the rocks on the stream bed feeding on caddis larvae and shrimp. Czech nymphs are wonderful grayling flies for imitations of these two creatures. My Top 5 Czech Nymphs Flies For Grayling Hydrosyche Larva Czech Nymph Czech Olive Nymph Pink Czech Nymph Czech Tan Bug Orange…

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