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River Master - Grayling - Part 5

Autumn Fishing For Grayling Autumn is all about searching for the fish as they will be spread around the river and generally living in very small groups – use a searching method. During Autumn, you will either be fishing very small dry flies or nymphs. I will not explain the dry fly method, as there are numerous other posts on the subject, but I will discuss a few of the basic nymphing method for Grayling. Nymphing Methods It’s important to note that when nymphing, you have to be quite methodical and logical when fishing the river. I’ve always found the best way to do it is to imagine the river is split up into a number of lanes (just like...

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River Master - Grayling - Part 4

  We hope you are enjoying the series of articles so far, in this article we are going to look at the basic setup and methods used to target Grayling. Before I start this, i'm no expert (more of an enthusiastic amateur!) and what follows below is just what I have learnt over the years and have found works. A Bit of Background Information Before the winter frosts Grayling will not be shoaled up, therefore it’s important to fish where the grayling are (I know it sounds obvious!). Therefore the likely spots are exactly where you would find trout: Gravel bottoms In the seam of two currents In the foam line – Remember “foam is your home” Just off and...

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River Master - Grayling - Part 3

We hope you are enjoying the series of articles so far, in this article we are going to look at the tackle used to target Grayling (everything except the fly and leader setups – we’re covering those in more depth in future articles). Equipment The first thing I would like to point out is that if you do not have any of the equipment discussed below, it doesn’t matter, you can quite easily target Grayling with standard dry fly gear – you just may have to adapt slightly. Just get out there and enjoy it. The Rod There has already been lots written about specialist nymphing rods, and to some degree, if you’re going to do lots of nymph fishing...

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River Master - Grayling - Part 2

Welcome to the second part in our Grayling series. This week we are taking a look at grayling fishing in Autumn and Winter and pulling out the highlights and a few interesting facts which you may (or may not) already know. Grayling fishing is the perfect way to extend your fly fishing beyond the trout season! The grayling spawning season begins and ends in spring while the trout’s season begins in late autumn and ends in early winter. Both these factors make grayling extremely popular for fly fishing during Autumn and Winter. Similar to trout fishing but coming into its own in the Autumn, fishing for grayling is most successful when you opt for fishing spots with gravel (or light...

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River Master - Grayling - Part 1

River Master Series The Grayling. Ok, so we are going to start this series of articles on the Grayling by describing what the fish is, what it looks like, where it lives and what type of water it prefers to live in. This first part is a little bit heavy on the factual side, but we thought that to do the subject justice, we really wanted to give the best background we can and hope that this will set the standard for future articles. The Grayling The grayling (Thymallus) is a species of freshwater fish in the salmon family Salmonidae. It is the only species of the genus Thymallus (the graylings) native to Europe, where it is widespread from the...

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