A Grayling Favourite…

Any angler who fishes for Grayling all have one thing in common, they’re not shy to lather their flies in the brightest, most offensive colours known to man! It’s all becuase Grayling simply love a bit (or a lot) of colour. Shrimps, pheasant tails and even dry flies nowadays are covered in pinks and oranges, be it a tail, a body or a thorax. When I was … Continue reading A Grayling Favourite…

‘Nymph-IT’ Nymphs

The Nymph-IT tying thread has fast become one of my favourite tying materials. It’s replaced things like pheasant tails in my normal tying regime – the colours are fantastic and can be incorporating into almost any fly you can think of. The chestnut brown jig pictured above has been a favoruite of mine for years, and now has been updated with this versatile material. The … Continue reading ‘Nymph-IT’ Nymphs

Ellerdine Lakes

Ellerdine Lakes are somewhere I’ve never fished before, I don’t do that much small-water fishing other than when the rivers are out of condition throughout the winter. The trout season for me is packed with lake competitions and also river comps the last few years – being lucky enough to qualify for the rivers team – So my spare time is spent practicing on these waters … Continue reading Ellerdine Lakes

Tying a Rhyac Caddis Pattern

The Rhyac caddis is a pattern which is usually replicated with something extremely complicated and time consuming to tie. While they look brilliant, they take up much more time and effort to tie and produce the same or less results! Here’s a simple pattern I’ve used for years, it’s relitively easy to tie and shouldn’t take too long to master. I like changing the colour … Continue reading Tying a Rhyac Caddis Pattern

Pink and Hares Ear Grayling Bugs

Grub patterns are a favourite of mine when it comes to winter fishing. Personally, I tend find these out-fish my usual jig style patterns, especially in slower water and the grayling are less inclined to move far off-station for food. Grayling bugs such as these are ideal for fishing on a french leader, czech nymph setup or indeed beneath an indicator, set so the flies … Continue reading Pink and Hares Ear Grayling Bugs