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River Wharf below Loup Scar, above Burnsall.  caught a couple of browns, one surely wild.  spent the day Czech Nymphing as the water was a good foot above normal, deep, fast, and peaty.  peaty means a wonderful reddish gold color that made every fish look like a salmon.
River Wharf below Loup Scar, above Burnsall. caught a couple of browns, one surely wild. spent the day Czech Nymphing as the water was a good foot above normal, deep, fast, and peaty. peaty means a wonderful reddish gold color that made every fish look like a salmon.
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Fish of the Season, according to my guide.  his or mine?  forgot to ask.  British browns are a gorgeous golden brown, no two spot patterns anything alike.  for future recognition, no doubt.
Fish of the Season, according to my guide. his or mine? forgot to ask. British browns are a gorgeous golden brown, no two spot patterns anything alike. for future recognition, no doubt.
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near Addingham next day;  looks do-able.
near Addingham next day; looks do-able.
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fast, deep, and dark--and loaded with fish!
fast, deep, and dark--and loaded with fish!
CaseyPJuly 17th, 2007, 12:33 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

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had a fantastic day and hope to share it with you.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
Shawnny3July 17th, 2007, 3:03 pm
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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Amazing fish! Congratulations.

-Shawn
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www.davisflydesigns.com
SofthackleJuly 17th, 2007, 4:07 pm
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Wellsville, NY

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Yeh, Casey, What a wonderful fish. Hope you are having a great time. Keep us posted.

My best,
Mark
"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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GONZOJuly 17th, 2007, 4:20 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Way cool, Casey, way cool! You didn't say what tempted that Brit beauty. (Now's no time to start keeping secrets!)
CaseyPJuly 18th, 2007, 3:49 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 652
there were three heavy nymphs on the leader: one bright pink Czech, one copper, and one tungston hare's ear. all day long the fish alternated amongst the three, but the pink and the copper got the most. the other fish pictures are characterized chiefly by the escape of the subject as the shutter snapped, but all fish pictures look alike anyway!

weather's good today--looking forward to the afternoon!
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
MartinlfJuly 18th, 2007, 5:03 am
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Palmyra PA

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Way cool, Casey. Glad you're having some luck with the fish!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
TroutnutJuly 18th, 2007, 4:46 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Thanks for posting that Casey! "Peaty" is such a neat, British-sounding term for those tannin-stained streams. I like it.

There must be some nice satisfaction in catching browns which are both wild and native. I felt a bit of that last week catching native rainbows in Alaska.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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