Fly Fishing for Scottish Grayling

January 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

“A team of three work best, and it’s a matter of fishing with very little fly line out, plonking flies upstream and following them around intently until directly below you, before repeating the process. It offers an incredibly- efficient way to fish, and becomes hypnotic within a short period. In the first 20 minutes I hooked, and lost, two grayling. Nonetheless, this was a good sign, as locating the fish can be the hardest part. But as grayling tend to shoal, if you hit one you are likely to hit more.” Finlay Wilson describes a recent grayling competition on Scotland’s River Tweed. On Scotsman.com.