Out With The trout, In With The Grayling! 

Now the trout season has come to an end, many of us will be spending the up and coming winter months with days chasing Grayling and those dull, dark evenings at our tying desks filling the box in anticipation of March to come.

The past couple of weeks I’ve been on the river I’ve caught some lovely grayling, coming to both nymphs and dries. It’s been an odd year this year, the fishing I have done has been different to last year, I’ve found ive caught more grayling than trout on my days out some days not even netting a trout! It seems grayling are taking over the Calder!


I don’t know where this year has disappeared too but it only seems two minutes since that first day of the trout season was upon us. My most memorable day of this season was catching my PB brownie out of the Calder early on in the season. being on my own i remember thinking to my self, i have to get this fish! Guiding my rod in and around the over hanging trees, keeping the fish away from any snags in the river. Having netted the fish I remember looking in my net like a child does when they’ve been trick or treating, a huge smile on my face!

My top three flies this season have been the olive jig, quilled nymphs and sedge patterns, which you will be able to see in my new “Fly tying section”

the next couple of weeks will be exciting ones I’m sure, tying flies for a weeks fishing in Poland towards the end of this month, i hope you have all had a brilliant end to your trout season!

just a short one today, ill look forward to bringing you some fintastic tails from my adventures in Poland!
tight lines !

2 thoughts on “Out With The trout, In With The Grayling! 

  1. Nice post, I have just started fly fishing and I have always wanted to catch a Grayling. Fingers crossed. Will look forward to reading your posts.

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