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08FIGHT TO THE FINISH When the sun’s high in the sky and the lakes are clear, it’s time to stalk those jumbo trout! Which of this month’s two contenders will be crowned king of Chalk Springs?
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Have you got what it takes to be the TFF Angler Of The Month? Why not enter your catch picture to win a coveted enamel badge and maybe even some great Snowbee kit!
THE APPRENTICE In the third part of his back-to-basics series, Hywel Morgan takes apprentice Rob Evans on his fi rst visit to a large water. Welcome to reservoir bank fi shing!
POSTBAG/HAVE YOUR SAY Have your say on the world of fl y fi shing. This month we ask the question: “Should small stillwaters close during the summer months to avoid having stressed fi sh stocks?”
NEWS Where is your fl y tackle made? TFF looks into the thorny subject of the foreign manufacture of fl ies and asks: should a fair-trade system be introduced?
26JOHN BAILEY MEETS. . . He’s one of British television’s household names and now freely admits that he only acts so he can afford to go fi shing; this month John Bailey meets Geoffrey Palmer.
54GETTING STARTED Catching fi sh on home-tied patterns is something that all fl y fi shers strive to do, and it will be easy by following this month’s guide to the Diawl Bach!
DEADLY KILLERS Follow the road to fl y-tying success with TFF’s stepby-step guide to three top patterns for August.
TYING CHALLENGE Who’s top of the tree when it comes to river dry fl ies? Here are the results from June’s challenge, along with details of how you can win some great materials!
HATCH, MATCH, CATCH For the avid dry-fl y fi sherman there really is no better time to be on the water than a summer evening... it’s sedge time!
THE HUNT FOR A PERFECT 10 Steve Parton’s search for a double-fi gure reservoir trout took him to Northampton’s Pitsford Water this month. Rudder at the ready – would he meet the target?
Hatch, Match, Catch, p30.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES One of Scottish trout fi shing’s biggest names, Dave Chalmers, is stranded with just three fl y patterns thanks to TFF. Which ones will he choose?
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Getting Started, p54. venuesguide
66RATED OR SLATED? The undercover fi shery squad drops into Scotland’s Bangour Fishery this month and pulls no punches when it comes to telling you how it REALLY is.
DREAM HOMES If you’re in the market for a new home and fancy something a little ‘fi shy’, why not check out these beauties!
THIS MONTH WE’VE FISHED. . . Learn the hot tips for great days out and avoid disappointment on the water with our honest venue guide.
CLASSIC WATERS The West Country’s Blagdon Lake has been fi shed by trout anglers for more than 100 years and has played no small part in stillwater fi shing as we know it...
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Urban Angler, p44.
Classic Waters, p75.
42CJ’S SECRETS OF LEADERS When is copolymer better to use than fl uorocarbon, and how does using quality fl uorocarbon help you when fi shing nymphs? Charles Jardine unravels the myths of mono!
URBAN ANGLER In search of Britain’s fi nest urban fi shing, Dave Egginton treks to Huddersfi eld’s River Colne to tackle some inner-city brown trout!
ASK THE PANEL Step into the fl y fi sher’s surgery and cure those tangled casts, hook those tricky fi sh and perfect that presentation with help from TFF’s panel of experts.
78GAME GEAR Browse the latest items to hit the tackle-shop shelves with the TFF preview guide of a dozen new products.
ON TEST Check out 10 of the best fast-sinking fl y lines to help you get your fl y down where it matters in an August heat wave. 83
£5,000 TACKLE COMPETITION The fi nal part of our three-part tackle competition is upon us! Send off the vouchers today to stand a chance of winning part of a £5,000 tackle haul!
A REEL FOR FREE! If you subscribe to TFF today, not only will you receive 12 issues delivered straight to your door, but you can grab a free fl y reel too!
MY SEASON It’s a hard life isn’t it? Charles Jardine talks of clouds of mayfl ies like never before during an amazing day’s guiding on Hampshire’s River Test. Days like these don’t have to cost the earth, however, as he explains. . .
FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW Dave Shipman is a legend among competition anglers and should also sound familiar to those that have tied on a Shipman’s Buzzer!
On Test, p83.
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