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Hints & Tips November 2013

Blog Posted on 01 Nov 2013

Grayling fishing tuition in the Peak District, Derbyshire Dales & South Yorkshire has been nothing short of spectacular during October with all my clients getting into fish. November should continue the trend if the rain will stop long enough to let the rivers settle down to fishable levels.

My advice for the River fisher would be – don’t be in such a hurry to put the tackle away for winter. If you have access to Grayling fishing then don’t waste it. If you don’t and fancy a Grayling Day at Chatsworth please get in touch with me and experience what can sometimes be the finest fly fishing of the year. Yes the days are shorter and it can be a little cool but to fish for the truly wild and beautiful Grayling somehow encapsulates what fly fishing is all about.
Fly patterns such as the Red Tag, Treacle Parkin, Griffiths Gnat, Pheasant Tail Nymph, GRHE Nymph, to mention a few, should be in your fly box. Remember the Grayling is at her best at this time of the year and yet few Fly fishers spare her the time of day after the end of the Trout Season.

The still waters have also fished well during October and again all of my clients, during that month, have caught fish. That’s no mean feat when you consider some have never picked up a fly rod before. Really well done to all of them!

Still waters can offer some great autumn and winter fishing. It’s quieter on the banks, and you sometimes have to get well down to the fish but a sunny, frosty day with a hot mug of soup sure beats shopping!

Fly choice should include GRHE & Pheasant Tail Nymphs, Diawl Bach, Cats Whisker, Daddy Long Legs & other terrestrial patterns. Make sure to ask the bailiff which patterns are best as he/she knows the water better than you.

If you are not tempted and have already put your tackle away until next April then I hope you have had as good a season as I have and that next season proves to be a good one for us all!

Tight Lines!  Peter

For further information on Fly Fishing Tuition/Lessons & Guiding - Contact Peter Lax GAIC/L2CCA

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