In the UK, fly fishing for grayling is mostly done during late Autumn and Winter but on the Continent, the Summer and early Autumn months are more favourable – with many only dry fly fishing for grayling. If you travel to Continental Europe you will find big magnificent rivers that host Grayling in abundance. The Traun in Austria, Soca in Slovenia, San in Poland, Ribnik in Bosnia and the Vitava in South Bohemia (European championship 2018 … Read More Downstream Dry Fly Fishing for Grayling – Do you prefer it?
My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies
Winter grayling fishing is fast becoming the ‘in’ thing among fly anglers with more and more anglers seemingly taking up the winter pastime. As we move into the depths of winter, the trout fishing season almost seems a distant memory. This, however, does not mean that you need to put your rods away until the spring and more of us are beginning to take advantage of the excellent grayling fishing available across the UK. Below are … Read More Simon Robinson’s Top Tips for Winter Grayling
One on my bucket list was fishing for the large Grayling and Trout in Europe, I’d heard many a story about Poland, Czech Republic, Iceland and several other venues but when I was asked if I wanted a trip to Bosnia then I jumped at the chance. For those that haven’t taken a trip abroad then it’s worthwhile booking through one of the “destination” fly companies. Ours was organised through Aardvark Mcleod hosted by Funky … Read More Fly Fishing Bosnia, the Aardvark Mcleod Experience.
Grayling are far from difficult to catch, in fact, when you get it ‘right’, they can be pretty aggressive in their feeding habits and large numbers are often recorded. But, do you feel as if you put a lot of effort into catching grayling for very little reward? Here’s a quick guide on how to catch more grayling this winter. 1. Presentation; dead drift your flies. Grayling prefer a fly to be presented as natural as … Read More A quick guide to help you Catch more Grayling this Winter