Grayling Flies

I have been spending a couple of hours tying some grayling flies.

The rain has scuppered attempts to hold this weekends grayling course, the river is big, brown and angry.

grayling flies

I have been messing around with some different colours and trying some variations of some classic patterns, all tied on the awesome Partridge Jig hooks.

grayling flies

It’s not fishing but the next best thing if you can’t get on the water and any D.I.Y around the house is just overrated!

grayling flies

Stuck At The Tying Vice

I’m stuck at the tying vice as it seems lately that all the winter grayling fishing has come to a halt with the persistent rain in my neck of the woods so I’m tying up some patterns ready for when the rain finally stops and the rivers drop.

tying vice

It’s getting just a little annoying now as it looks like the rescheduled grayling weekend I’m running is going to be postponed once again.

tying vice

I seem to have spent all summer praying for rain………seems my prayers have been answered now, even if a little too late.

tying vice

Grayling From The Wylye

One of the better grayling from the Wylye at the weekend. This fish nailed a dry on a day that saw a steady flow of fish come to the net by switching between dries and nymphs.

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We have a weekend grayling course running in December, you can find more details about it here.

Westcountry Grayling Masterclass Weekend

Westcountry Grayling Masterclass Weekend

13th & 14th December 2014

For many people that enjoy fly fishing on rivers, the end of the trout season tends to mean it’s time to put your rods and waders away and wait patiently for spring to arrive once again.

grayling fishing

But if you fancy the thought of getting your fly fishing fix through the autumn and winter months, why not give grayling a go?

The fishing in October & November can be surprisingly productive as fish feed hard to survive the cold winter months. Fly fishing for grayling is becoming increasingly popular with avid river fly fishers so if you fancy giving it a go come and join Neil Keep Fly Fishing for a grayling master class weekend.

The fly fishing instructors and guides for the weekend course have many years of experience targeting grayling in the westcountry and one is now a member of England’s European rivers team so you have a chance to learn from some of the most knowledgeable guides around.


We will teach you all of the best techniques used to catch grayling successfully and consistently in a weekend spent on some of the finest river fishing in the westcountry on the Somerset/Devon border. These techniques will not only help you catch grayling but can also be applied to your trout fishing to increase your success rate.

Let us show you the latest killer fly patterns and how to tie them, also learn how to read the water properly so you can increase your catch rate and make your fishing more enjoyable.

The cost of the two day course is just £150.00 per person, includes fishing permits and is suitable for all fly fishers of any ability.

Please feel free to bring your own fly fishing kit with you although we will have kit for you to use on the course. You will need to bring waders with you, preferably chest waders but if you are really stuck get in touch and we will see if we can sort you out a pair to use.


Payment will be required to confirm a booking and numbers are strictly limited so book early to reserve your place.

No food, drink or accommodation is included in the cost of the course but we are able to arrange accommodation for you if required.

In the event that the course is cancelled due to weather you will be given the option of a full refund or an alternative course date.

Cancellations – for a full refund you will need to give 10 days notice, for less than 10 days notice you will receive a 50% refund.

To book a place on the course or for more information please call 01761 472656 or 07821 647055 (evenings are best) or email