Category Archives: Fly Fishing Tips

Hooked on Grayling – A Guide To Grayling Fishing

Guest Blogger:
Richard Fieldhouse

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. The grayling is a species of freshwater fish that are a particularly popular option for fly fishing during the autumn and winter period, when grayling are at their peak.

Grayling fishing really does come into its own and if you know what you’re looking for and where to look for it, you’ll be able to start enjoying the grayling season sooner rather than later. Whether you’re a regular fisher and missing your trout fishing or you haven’t tried fishing for grayling before, we’ve got the perfect infographic to guide you through the grayling fishing season and everything you need to know.

Grayling Fishing Season

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. more…

Get Down – Part II

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

Part I of this article discussed the importance of fly depth, determining the right depth, weighted flies and sinking lines. Part II delves into use of split shot, a few thoughts on “water” density, and an interesting less common leader setup.

While it’s no secret that weighted flies assist in the quest for the right depth, often that’s not enough…or it’s an approach eschewed for various reasons. Sinking lines are a serious solution, but one that’s less instantaneously added to a morning’s fishing. Let’s see how good ol’ lead weight can be applied. more…

Get Down – Part I

Figure 1—Water Column

Guest Blogger: Michael Vorhis, author of ARCHANGEL suspense thriller, OPEN DISTANCE adventure thriller & more to come

Despite your fervent hopes, sadly this isn’t an article about jiving to Tupac’s rap or disco-duck tunes of the now-ancient BeeGees; we’ll leave that topic for a (much) later post.

I’d like to discuss something dear to the heart of every wetfly and nymph angler: Achieving a productive depth of the fly. This is unequivocally, unarguably the most important aspect of subsurface fly fishing for salmonids (and probably for every other species as well). In fact it’s all ten of the top ten aspects. Fly choice, tippet size, stripping cadences…all pale by comparison; about the only thing more important is whether there are any fish in the water.