It's that time of year when attention turns away from Daddy Long Legs to Fry Bashing - pretty large mouthfuls which fit the bill perfectly for hungry fish trying to pack on weight before winter, so don't be afraid to tie on rather bigger flies than usual. This is also a time when the big fish come out to play so don't fish too light and risk losing a whopper.
For the salmon, think late season colours of red, orange and purple and scale up the size as the water gets colder. You may need to fish rather deeper too so something with a bit of weight like a Pot Bellied Pig or a tungsten conehead could well fit the bill.
It's grayling time too! so think Czech nymphs or some of Lubos Roza's brilliant flies which have gone down a storm since their introduction earlier this year - and maybe a few dries for the more benign days on the river. And don't forget pike can offer tremendous sport as the days get shorter...
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