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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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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 ┬áis 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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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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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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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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