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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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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 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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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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Grayling Fishing Tips

Grayling Fishing Tips

Grayling fishing tips for this season. As Autumn starts to feel more like winter and the clocks have gone back it’s even easier to think about a bit of a lie in at the weekend! However you would be missing out on some of the best fishing of the year. For us fly anglers it’s a chance to keep practicing our craft through out the winter whilst giving the Trout the break they deserve and a chance to spawn in…

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