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General RegionRiver Wharfe, Yorkshire, England
Specific Locationvarious
Time of Dayday and eve
Fish Caughttrout and a grayling
Conditions & Hatchesmostly cloudy, temps in the 50s--yeah, it was cold, but it didn't rain
low, clear water
sporadic hatches of "pale watery" and "little olive" mayflies (think PMD and BWO--same flies worked.)

Details and Discussion

CaseyPSeptember 26th, 2009, 2:41 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 635
back to old Blighty for another try at those English fish. one day with the same excellent guide as 7/2007 at Bolton Abbey, one day on my own at Burnsall, and two evenings at a rare, tiny public access point on the river within walking distance of my hosts' house.

while outrageous success was not my lot, i never got skunked and did catch my first grayling. well, actually i caught 5 or six of them, but all but one were tiny grayling of the future. i had assumed they were chub as they shot past my ear because they had that extra-slippery wigglyness to them, but Excellent Guide set me straight.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
MartinlfSeptember 27th, 2009, 7:12 am
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2649
Thanks for sharing, Casey. These trips sound like mountains of fun. Congratulations on the grayling!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell

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