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Grayling Fly Fishing Patterns
The Lady Of The Stream is a delight for fly fishermen in winter months. Giving us an opportunity to cast a fly line when we cannot fly fish for trout the winter fly fishing with a different Grayling Season to trout season allows us to cast a winter fly and catch grayling even in coloured water over winter. The best grayling fly patterns are often nymphs and bugs. However when grayling are rising to dry flies they are superb sport. But please remember that they cannot be teased to the surface with Klinkhammers in the same way a trout can. When grayling are subsurface then you would be silly to try anything other than nymphs and bugs.
Check our detailed blog post on grayling for more information on grayling, While czech nymphs, bugs and river nymph patterns especially infected shrimps with their pink colours are excellent grayling fly patterns to use, do not forget to try dry flies but only when they are already rising. Caddis larvae work well. Our preference is always to use barbless hooks, pheasant tailed nymph, nymphs fished deep like weighted nymphs or a heavy tungsten bead nymph as tip fly with a light north country spider or baetis nymph fluttering on a dropper can ofen provide deadly attraction to grayling. Lightweight tackle is in order, fly rods often just #3 are more than sufficient for to cast a nymph for grayling czech nymphing or when using french leaders or other river fly techniques. Check our grayling fishing guides to grayling fly fishing tips to help you river fly fishing for the Lady of the Stream.
Using Grayling Fishing Flies Through Winter
The grayling is a game fish but it has a different closed season to trout. It means we can fly fish for grayling over winter on rivers when we cannot fly fish for brownies. The grayling provides great sport and can be both challenging and rewarding for the fly fisherman. With it's big sail it produces a very different fight when hooked. Dry fly fishing is decided by the availability of insects and the attitude of the grayling to surface feeding. If grayling are not rising do not expect them to come to the surface. Choosing a grayling dry fly is not difficult if there are naturals simply match the hatch. Wet fly fishing or czech nymphing is the most successful technique for grayling. The Baetis nymph, Rhyacophilia Larva, and cased caddis are all direct imitations of the most frequently found river nymphs.
Grayling Fly Fishing Techniques
Fly Fishing With Dry Flies For Grayling
If grayling are not rising do not expect them to come to the surface ....they simply will not. Choosing a dry fly is not difficult if there are naturals simply match the hatch, however flies that are really good for grayling include the Red Tag and Klinkhammer's and our Black Magic range of flies are absolutely deadly in all their colours to match the hatching insects. Klinkhammers represent an emerging insect rather than a dun and it is successful for grayling.
Fishing With Wet Flies For Grayling
Wet fly fishing with a team of three traditional flies, patterns such as Greenwells, Snipe and Purple, Partridge and Orange, Red Tag, Hares Ear or Wickhams Fancy work well. We prefer the more modern Baetis nymph, Rhyacophilia Larva, Hydropsyche Larva and cased caddis patterns in teams of 3 flies. These are all direct imitations of the most frequently found river nymphs. Working the flies across and downstream is often a successful way to search the water. These patterns are of course mainly suitable for use in the autumn when grayling fly fishing is at its height. Flies tied to resemble small pink shrimps have also been found to be useful.