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grannom

(ˈɡrænəm)
n
(Animals) a widespread caddis fly, Brachycentrus subnubilus, the larvae of which attach their cases to vegetation under running water and are esteemed as a bait by anglers
[C18: altered from green tail]
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COLORADO--Kim Caylor; Kevin Duffy; DeAnne French; Deb Goheen; Shayne Grannom; Robi Khamvilli; Jill Lampela; Dianna Lawyer-Brook; Tia Mills; Karen Murray; Susan Podvin; Mary Anne Rivera; Carol Rogers; Robert Rotherham; Tony Spurlock; Rosemarie Twigg
Out on a few occasions I have also witnessed significant hatches of Large Dark Olives, Grannom Sedge and Hawthorn Flies during the last week or so.
His dry flies were all on the bushy side and some - especially that Grannom and Dai's Alder - carried three to four hackles and were always effective.
Sandra Jefferson Grannom et al., George Bundy Smith, in JUDGES OF THE COURT OF APPEALS, supra note 5, at 883, 886.
THE ONLY OTHER MAJOR CADDIS that is important nationwide are the genus Brachycentrus (Grannom), which thrive in cold trout streams.
The grannom fly was seen hatching on rivers Usk and Teifi as early as April 1 - but as this was so early, the anglers missed out the usual bonanza.
The grannom - the Mayfly of the Usk and Teifi - were hatching some 10 days early and although the numbers are way down from a few decades ago, there were sufficient to help the fish recover.
However it is good to record that last year a fair number of grannom fly hatches were witnessed on many rivers in Wales and the trout thoroughly enjoyed the banquet as the flies descended on the water like manna from above.
In recent years there has been grave concern that the fly life has declined because of pollution, but it is good to be able to say that the grannom fly - although not in the trillions as of old - were about in sufficient numbers to get the fish on the fin and readily feasting on this daily manna.
The early arrival of the Grannom fly - in some places 20 days earlier than normal - gave the fish the urge to bite and brought with it some challenging sport.
The most important fly family on many a Welsh river is the grannom and despite all the pollution problems they are still to be seen on some rivers.
One sunny afternoon in mid-May I spent some time on a bridge over the river Teifi watching the trout feed on a fly called the grannom. I watched one particular fish for some 15 minutes and saw it take at least 30 flies off the surface.