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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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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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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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5 Grayling Fly Fishing Tips

5 Grayling Fly Fishing Tips

As I am guiding and coaching for most of the trout season, much of my fly fishing is for grayling these days, over the years I have become fond of the these crisp Autumn & Winter days in the river. Provided you are wrapped up with warm waders the cool air and frosty banks create a wonderful atmosphere. Nothing is quite as delicious as a cup of hot soup to warm your hands after releasing a hard fighting grayling back…

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Grayling & The Killer Bug

Grayling & The Killer Bug

As the Trout season comes to an end, where possible many anglers like to extend their fishing by targeting grayling on the fly. Whilst many traditional trout flies will work for grayling there is one fly that is a particular favourite of mine – Sawyers Killer Bug. This fly was originally tied by Frank Sawyer as a quick tie for targeting Grayling on the Hampshire Avon as well as other streams where grayling were considered vermin. From a tying point…

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5 Fabulous Grayling Facts

5 Fabulous Grayling Facts

As one season ends another begins! Here’s 5 Grayling facts to wet your appetite. 1> When the dorsal fin is fully erect a males spines will trail to the rear however a females will not. 2> Grayling have a reputation for smelling like thyme. 3> The current UK records stands at 4 pounds and 3 oz from the river Frome in Dorset. 4> A smallish fish in UK waters, Grayling grow to huge sizes in Scandanavia with fish in excess…

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