UMBER (Salmothymallvs). This fish is generally called a grayling, according to Mr. Salter, until full grown, then it is entitled to the name of umber: it haunts clear and rapid streams, and particularly those that flow through mountainous countries. It is found in the rivers of Derbyshire ; in the Tame, near Ludlow; in the Lug and other streams near Leominster; also in some of the rivers of the north. The umber is very common in Lapland; the inhabitants make use of the entrails instead of rennet, to make the cheese which they get from the milk of the rein-deer. It is a voracious fish; rises freely to the fly, and will very eagerly take a bait. It is a very swift swimmer, and disappears like the transient passage of a shadow, whence its name—" the umbra swift escapes the quickest eye."—See Grayling.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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