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BE A BETTER ANGLER Fly fi shing guide John Horsey takes to a boat with one of his clients to show him the secrets that he’ll need to catch those resident trout.
NEWS TFF has all the news that affects us fl y fi shers, making sure you keep on top of what’s going on out there.
LETTERS Here’s your chance to put pen to paper or send in an e-mail so that you can air your views, reply to a previous letter or have a moan.
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CONSISTENT CARRON Carron Valley Reservoir, near Stirling, has been providing quality fl y fi shing for more than half a century. We take a closer look at the fl ies and techniques required for this 1,000-acre trout haven.
ASK THE PANEL Our experts are here to answer all your fl y fi shing questions, such as “can triploids breed?”
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL New to fl y fi shing, Andy Boswell gets a taste for smallwater stalking at the legendary Avington Trout Fishery in Hampshire.
A TO Z We take a closer look at some of the fl y fi shing things that start with ‘J’. Could the Jambo be the best surface lure to catch sea trout?
BRISTOL WATER BROWN The largest brown trout to come out of any of the Bristol reservoirs has fallen for a Blob. We have the exclusive story.
THE EARLY BIRD Simon Kidd goes in search of a 4lb-plus rainbow trout so that he can gain his Big Water Rainbow Badge. The venue – Bristol’s Chew Valley!
RAINBOWS OF THE RIVER WYE Actor Dean Andrews and England team member John Tyzack use nymphs and dry fl ies to target wild rainbow trout from Derbyshire’s River Wye.
WORTH THE WAIT Salmon fi shing is an illness not a pastime! Gary Turner relives the moment he caught his fi rst silver tourist from the River Tyne.
DIAWL BACHS AND DRY FLIES Oliver Burch heads for the lovely Gludy Lake, in Brecon, where the surface sport can be great when the fl ies and tactics are right.
SUBSCRIPTIONS Don’t miss your chance to subscribe and receive some stunning gifts into the bargain, including a fl y rod!
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Are you one of the lucky ones who have won their coveted Snowbee Challenge Badge? Turn to page 80 to fi nd out.
UK AND IRELAND FISHERY ROUNDUP All the prospects and contact details for some of the largest, and best, fi sheries out there.
£1,000 NITE WATCH COMPETITION We’ve managed to get our hands on six stunning Nite MX10 watches to give away to you lucky readers.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM It’s not just us UK anglers who dream of the mayfl y hatch, in Sweden they have hatches too, and Swedish trout can grow pretty huge! Marcus Hallquist tells all…
THE PROBLEM WITH PARTON Steve Parton lets off some steam and tells us: “Unless you’ve done something for 10,000 hours, you’re not an expert.” www.totalfl yfi sher.com
The crystal-clear water of Derbyshire’s
The crystal-clear water of Derbyshire’s
Upper River Wye. See page 48
Upper River Wye. See page 48
47 tyer’sguide DESERT ISLAND FLIES Ron Gent, a member of the
successful Rio Masters team, tells us all about the three fl ies he couldn’t be without.
DEE-LITEFUL RANGE Can you love a river so much that you name your fl y patterns after it? Karl Humphries can – see his fl ies for the Welsh Dee.
68 USED AND ABUSED The new 9ft 6in, 7-wt Gordon 2 fl y
rod from Sharpe’s gets a good going over from the editor; if you like fast rods this is for you.
GAME GEAR TFF takes a closer look at some of the fantastic gear that’s out there, the kind of gear that anyone can get their hands on.
FLY-TYING MASTERS II We have the fl ies from the new fl y-tying league to show you. It’s amazing what a bead can do for a fl y!
DEADLY KILLERS The Shipman’s Buzzer will sort out those fi nicky fi sh that feed on emerging fl ies; you need this pattern in your box!
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