BUG THOSE GRAYLING
Fishing bugs is best described as using the likes of shrimp patterns, cased caddis, caseless caddis and miniature crayfish imitations. All these invertebrates never stray far from the protection of the riverbed, so to offer them up in the correct manner involves heavy flies fished close together using the short line method of nymphing (Czech/Polish nymphing) where little fly line extends outside the rod tip (see diagram 4). The idea is that we now have more precise control over the business end and with only our leader cutting through the surface those heavy bugs quickly sink to where grayling might be holding (diagram 5). Good technique when bugging calls for the flies to be lobbed 45 degrees upstream of your position and allowed to drift back past you to a point 45 degrees downstream (diagram 6).