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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 Winter Fly Fishing Tips

5 Winter Fly Fishing Tips

Winter can be a challenging time for fly fishing but extremely rewarding too. Whether targeting Grayling on the river or fishing for stocked fish on a still water any success will mean overcoming the conditions and having a basic understanding of the behaviour of the fish in the winter months. Below are some winter fly fishing tips to get you started. Midges The predominant species active in the winter months is the midge which exists in most bodies of water in the UK. A…

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3 Winter Fly Fishing Methods For Stillwater

3 Winter Fly Fishing Methods For Stillwater

With the rivers a bit swollen for Grayling on the fly, the recent milder weather might coax us in to dusting off the tackle in the corner of the garage for a trip to a local still water. Here are a few methods you can try; Short Line Booby Definitely not one for the traditionalist but you need to approach winter fishing slightly differently (if you want to catch) A fast sinking line is used with a very short leader (12 inches max)…

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