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
Fulling Mill ambassador Lisa Isles is no stranger to the river San, Poland. Her annual trip has recently passed and she’s has given us a great enlightenment in how to make drag free drifts when dry fly fishing on this excellent river. Also, don’t forget to check out her most recent blog post on how to prepare for a fly fishing trip abroad. The River San Normally, the River San can produce some spectacular hatches, … Read More Drag free drifts – Dry fly fishing on the River San
Once the Mayfly extravaganza is over, it does seem that some days the fishing is ‘hard’ on the rivers, here are my go to barbless river flies for summer fishing. You will hear that the brown trout or grayling stop feeding, but this is something of a myth. Like us, fish have to feed, the difference is that they become selective, picky and suspicious. For a while, this can be frustrating but you have to … Read More Top 10 Barbless River flies for this Summer