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?
As we move into March rivers around the UK begin to open for the forthcoming brown trout season, Simon Robinson reveals his river fly fishing tips and techniques to help you catch more fish. For many, it’s the end of what feels like a long wait to get out fishing again after the grayling fishing slows down. This is especially true if, like me, you opt to take a break after Christmas! river fly fishing … Read More Early Season River Fly Fishing Tips and Techniques
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
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
All serious fly tiers experiment with patterns and different materials with the aim of inventing that magical fly that would never fail them. I hate to tell you this, this fly doesn’t exist. However, we can sometimes get close to it. This is my holy grail of flies, I think. The Disco Shrimp. It came about, around seven years ago, when I was frustrated with shrimp patterns. I had so many variations in my boxes, … Read More Disco Shrimp – Fly Tying Video
When it comes to Grayling fishing in the West Country, Pete Tyjas has it covered, including 6 Recommended Grayling Flies that are sure to catch fish all over the country. Heading into the Westcountry you can either go the scenic route on the A303 through the chalk streams of Hampshire, past Stonehenge into Wiltshire and eventually find yourself, with a slight detour, on the Frome but this time, we’ll head from the M4 onto the … Read More 6 Recommended Grayling Flies for the West Country