Small stream grayling

wpzx

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Yes, lighter and shorter rods, my experience is that sometimes the larger flies is too big. When I fishing smaller streams I use to fishing with size 14 or smaller.
Othervise no big difference.

Wish you the very best, may God keep your line tight :)
 

green boy

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Yes certainly in my experience on chalk streams in southern UK, small flies (<size 16) are usually the way to go for both trout and salmon. I’ve had grayling take dries in shallow water but a lot of the time the adage of “if you’re not hooking the bottom, you’re not hooligans fish” applies to grayling. In that regard, the peeping Caddis/jig hook flies are very effective seeing as the hook points upwards.
 

thesaintlyone

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Had a couple of nice grayling to a black Gnat parachute dry the other day on a small free section in durrington just north of amesbury off the a303 thet were taking off the top in the riffleier sections
 

rfcellis

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The fish can be really spooky. Fish as long a leader as you can - I fish 12'-15' and sometimes more. I agree with small flies - most of my nymphs are tied on TMC 2499SP-BLB #18 to maintain small size but a good gape.
 

Overmiwadrers

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i fish mainly small streams . My two favourite rods are the Vision Cult 9ft 3wt and Hanak Czech nymph 9ft 2t ( also has a 6 inch extension) . Generally smaller flies 18 and 16s Also look to the shallower water regularly catch in water a few inches deep .

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