The trout season has just passed so the grayling are the next target. Thymallus Thymallus, the lady of the stream!
Waking up nice and early with a zing in my step I was soon out the door and down the river setting up the 10ft 3wt. due to being so early and cold the nymphs were what I started on!
The point fly was a size 16 squirrel and partridge jig with a 2.5m bead and the dropper fly was an olive caddis pattern also with a 2.5m bead. These two nymphs are great all year around!I
I headed for the slower waters around 3/4ft of where the grayling like to hang around this time of the year, I opted for the two nymph setup with the French leader. I slowly fished up river casting a long line covering a lot of water with not much disturbance. It wasn’t long and the leader slipping up river to a fine grayling around the 1lb mark! First of the session and in perfect condition.
As the afternoon went on a few small olives started to hatch and it wasn’t long and the grayling started to rise. Problem was there were so many small grayling it was quite impossible to hook a better size grayling due to the fast little buggers taking the fly or dragging it under, so I changed back to the nymphs and fished hard on the bottom and it worked quite well. I still caught many smaller grayling but there were many more bigger fish than small so result!
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