Fly Fishing Tackle & Flies
Here at Gliffaes we recommend the following fishing equipment to really maximise your time with us on the river
Rods, Lines & Waders
For salmon fishing at Gliffaes we recommend using a 15ft rod in most conditions down to a single-handed rod in low water. For trout an 8½ to 9 foot rod with 4/5 wt line is perfect.
Wading is essential at Gliffaes and the bottom of the river is slippery and stony, felt bottomed boots work better than studded ones. Chest waders and a wading stick are recommended over thigh waders. We also recommend a flotation vest and have a number at the hotel if you wish to borrow one.
Please note: The hotel does not have any tackle for loan. We do have a couple of pairs of waders and Jimmy the Ghillie may be prepared to hire out fishing tackle.
Fishtec in Brecon (10 miles away) have a tackle shop alongside their big mail order fishing business and I am sure would dispatch tackle to Gliffaes for your arrival. We do sell flies, leader, monofilament and flotant – please contact us or ask at reception.
Flies – Early Season
Olives predominate until March, Brown arrives in late March early April. Dark Olives are best to start and lighten up as the weather improves.
We have more comprehensive information and advice about flies available and a good supply of flies for sale at the hotel.
Latest Fishing News
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