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The River Dovey

The Dovey is a nice stream, but runs off very soon, like all others

descending from the mountains. The salmon would be, nevertheless, very

plentiful in it, as there are many capital large pools for them to

haunt, if they were allowed to reach them. It is so very much netted at

its mouth that it cannot be possible for fly fishing to be good. The

neighbourhood of Machynlleth is the best place to fly fish it. In the

spring and autumn the salmon flies in the plates will be found admirable

for it, made on CC hooks, and C for low water. The furnace and black-red

hackles are excellent local flies, made on C hooks, for summer. Sewen

take small duns, and the Cochybonddu.