Trout and Grayling Fishing

Fishing for Trout and Grayling has never been more fun. Due to recent technological developments the fishing equipment currently produced has become lighter, stronger and performs to a far higher standard than ever before. Our Pro team have put together a guide to help you choose the right products. Small Stream Trout and Grayling Small streams can often become over grown and this can make them quite inaccessible. However this inaccessibility can mean they hold some of the largest specimens. Rods between 6ft – 8ft with a line rating of 2wt – 4wt are most appropriate for this situation. When fishing a small stream you very rarely have more than ten feetof fly line out of the rod tip, this means both double taper and weight forward fly lines are suitable. Tapered leaders are a must as presentation is key when targeting these wily species. River Trout and Grayling On medium to larger rivers a good all round rod is one which has a length between 9ft – 10ft and a line rating of 4wt – 5wt. This set up will allow good fly control and excellent presentation. If you mainly want to fish dry fly lean towards rods of between 8ft 6” – 9ft in length with a line rating of 3wt – 5wt or for deep water nymphing tactics, a rod between 9ft – 11ft in length with a line weight of 3wt – 5wt is moreappropriate. Always choose a lightweight fly reel for good balance and weight forward fly lines. Modern weight forward fly lines offer excellent presentation due to their refined tapers and modern designs. Whenever fishing for Trout and Grayling on river systems a tapered leader is essential. Stillwater, Reservoir and Lake Trout We would recommend a rod of 9ft – 10ft in length with a line rating of 6wt – 8wt. A fly rod in these proportions will provide the capability to cast the necessary distances, whilst also being able to cope with fishing a variety of different sizes of fly and line densities. For wild lake Brown Trout a rod of 9ft 6” – 10ft, with a line rating of 5wt – 6wt is recommended. This set up will allow you to cast a suitable distance without compromising the delicate presentation of the fly. A large arbour reel is most suitable for this type of fishing. They offer a greater retrieval which is very beneficial when playing out fish. A cartridge reel system is the most popular type, this is due to the fact that you can buy one reel and then purchase multiple (very inexpensive) spools, A stillwater angler may have dozens of fly lines and therefore this method of fishing proves to be very cost effective and yet extremely efficient in terms of storage. A weight forward fly line is the ideal line choice when stillwater fishing.