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

A Trio of Chalkstreams

The past weekend was a bit mental to say the least – fishing three chalkstreams in two days, all done on the whim of excitement… and anticipation of large grayling. For any river angler – especially at this time of year when the conditions can be somewhat challenging – a single, large lady can make any ones day. Friday evening Kristian and I decided to … Continue reading A Trio of Chalkstreams

Pink Shrimp for Grayling

Featured in a previous post about Flies for River Dee Grayling this pink shrimp caught me a few fish on a recent trips to the river. A fly which had been described to me by Alex Jardine of Aardvark Mcleod as “The only fly you’ll ever need for grayling”. So, it had to be worth a go, right? Certainly. The body is a mix of … Continue reading Pink Shrimp for Grayling

A few hours Grayling Fishing

Well it’s that time of year again where many anglers go crazy over the ladies, of the stream that is! A great time of year for river angling with many beautiful fish caught on even the coldest of days. This past weekend I’ve been lucky enough to get out for my first grayling of the season. An extremely windy day with a river which seemed … Continue reading A few hours Grayling Fishing

Pink CDC Grayling Bug

The weathers been dismal for the last few weeks and im sure the sales of tungsten beads and barbless hooks have risen tenfold. My tungsten bead selection has been decimated and some wonderful looking bugs have been produced. Below is a pattern I’ve been messing around with, this time with a couple of turns of flu pink CDC as a hackle. It’s a fly I … Continue reading Pink CDC Grayling Bug

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