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Catch a grayling with river spe­cial­ist Paul Proc­ter

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Contents - Paul Proc­ter Ex­pert an­gler at home on rivers or lake in the UK & abroad

IWELL re­mem­ber my first grayling out­ings at a ten­der age. Some 30 odd years ago, with no in­ter­net, any in­for­ma­tion for this at­trac­tive species was gleaned from mag­a­zines or books. How­ever, dur­ing this pe­riod grayling weren’t as pop­u­lar a quarry as they are to­day. In fact, in some ar­eas they were con­sid­ered ver­min and re­moved by any method. Nat­u­rally then, any in­for­ma­tion for fly fish­ers was both valu­able and scarce! Slowly though, grayling have clawed their way to the top of many an­glers’ wish lists. Grayling are of­ten viewed as mys­te­ri­ous crea­tures with ghost-like traits, but once you un­der­stand their ways, it’s pos­si­ble to get on a grayling’s terms, even when lit­tle stirs at the sur­face.

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