Hooked on Grayling - A Guide To Grayling Fishing

Did you know that the grayling is called the ‘Lady of the Stream’? With those distinct markings on the dorsal fin and a blush of golds, blues and pinks on their heads, it’s no wonder why grayling fish were coined this term. We’ve got the perfect infographic to guide you through the grayling fishing season and everything you need to know.

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Grayling Fishing - The Basics

The Grayling - the most wonderful of game fish, well that's my thoughts on them. I love fishing for Grayling and really look forward to the close season for Brown Trout and the anticipation of hunting for Grayling in the colder weather. So where do we start with this?

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Mini Tungsten Nymphs

Mini Tungsten Nymphs Sometimes when you are grayling fishing, you need to present a small fly at depth, that's where these mini tungsten nymphs come into their own. With their small size (only 7mm long) and slim profiles, these nymphs will sink quickly. Our Mini Tungsten nymphs are tied on size 20 barbless hooks (even though these are size 20 hooks, 6x tippet - 0.13mm will still go through the eye quite easily). At this time of year, when the grayling are still fairly spread out and are not nailed to the river bed, these flies are deadly, even on pressured water. Try suspending one of these as a part of a Duo setup, French Nymphing on a long leader or short line Czech Nymphing...

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Czech Nymphing for Grayling

Czech Nymphing for Grayling Czech Nymph fishing is a style of nymph fishing practised by keeping in close contact with the flies at close range, generally in faster riffles (so you can get closer to the fish) just under the rod tip. In most cases there is no fly line outside of the reel and a Czech Indicator/8m Leader is used. This gives you an enhanced feel for the flies as they are drifting along the river bed. Czech Nymphs are weighted flies tied on grub hooks to imitate fresh water shrimps/scuds. Typical characteristics of a Czech nymph fly are the slim profile (to allow it to sink quickly), a back covered with latex and a mono rib. As luck would have it - we've got you covered...

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Mini Streamers - Bigger Fish?

Mini Streamers A streamer is a lure which usually represents a minnow/fry, which are present in both rivers and stillwaters from July/August onward. They particularly come into their own for rivers in September, and for stillwaters from September to December. To a trout, these patterns seem very much alive when any action is imparted to them - therefore these are fished quite actively (try twitching them down and across through any deep holes!). These Streamers are tied to represent small fry. They are tied sparsely and measure only 3.5 cm in length, so accurately mimic the size and form of minnows/fry. Another advantage to these streamers (with their small profile and light weight) is that they can be fished on lighter rods (2# to 4#)...

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