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THE KEY IS VERSATILITY Russ Dyer tells you how to keep catching in the colder months. Make things simple… he does.
NEWS TFF takes a look at what’s happening in the world of ﬂ y ﬁ shing. As anglers, these things affect us all.
LETTERS If you want to tell us a ﬂ y ﬁ shing story, respond to previous letters or just need to get something off your chest, send us a letter and win some prizes into the bargain.
ASK THE PANEL We have all the experts you need to answer all your ﬂ y ﬁ shing queries, so if you need to know the answer to something, ask them.
FRY UP The editor looks at the tackle and techniques you need to make the most of this seasonal harvest.
A TO Z It’s the Cs now, so the Cat’s Whisker, cactus chenille and competition ﬁ shing receive the once-over.
CJ’S SECRETS Charles Jardine shows us the materials that we’ll need for our ﬂ y tying, including thread, ﬂ osses and chenilles.
BUGGING FOR BEGINNERS This method has brought more people to river ﬁ shing than any other, so if you want to try it, here’s an easy guide.
River grayling are top winter targets. See Page 37
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Versatility Is The Key Patterns and tactics for when the trout play hard to get
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CATCH AND RELEASE Stevie Reid, from Bangour Trout Fishery, wants us all to get things right when it comes to catch and release. This is ‘a must-read’ feature! A GAME OF TWO HALVES Shane and Collette Jones – both Welsh internationals – tell us that to make the most of our small waters we only need two lines… but which two?
THE EDITOR MEETS BOB CHURCH (PART ONE) The editor catches up with one of his angling heroes, Bob Church, to ﬁ nd out more about this living legend.
CRACKING KINGENNIE Young Brad Chalmers reveals the secrets of this fabulous Scottish venue. The Specimen Pool and the big ﬁ sh in it can prove tricky, so will he crack it?
GRAYLING UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN Hywel Morgan heads off to Sweden in search of some of the fantastic grayling ﬁ shing that the country has to offer… and the scenery is pretty spectacular too.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Check out the pick of this month’s catches from all over the UK! If you’ve been fortunate enough to catch a ﬁ sh that meets the criteria, send us a photo and you’ll receive a coveted badge!
SONIK £1,000 COMPETITION We’ve teamed up with Sonik to offer you a chance of winning a great ﬂ y reel in this fantastic competition.
MY SEASON “I believe the children are our future,” says Charles Jardine as he spends a day teaching youngsters all about our wonderful sport at Hillview Trout Fishery in Shropshire. venues venuesguide guide
THIS MONTH WE’VE FISHED… Pick up all the latest information with our reader reviews on some of our bestknown ﬁ sheries from around the land.
UK AND IRELAND FISHERY ROUNDUP Expect to read about the prospects of catching at each ﬁ shery, along with all the relevant contact details for some of the best-known ﬁ sheries in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES Glyn Freeman, APGAI coach and all-round river ﬁ sher, shows us his secret ﬂ ies… two for trout and one for salmon.
DEADLY KILLERS Fishing at this time of the year can be tricky to say the least but by using a triedand-tested favourite your chances are increased… enter The Viva!
TYER’S TACKLE SHOP For all those discerning ﬂ y tyers, we have the latest materials that will help you with your patterns.
FLY-TYING MASTERS Our unique ﬂ y-tying league gives all you ﬂ y tyers the chance to win some serious prizes every month. We have a £10,000 prize fund, so hit the vice and make sure you enter.
USED AND ABUSED The editor gets to grips with his very own bespoke ﬂ y rod. See what he thinks of his luxury Lennox.
CHRISTMAS CRACKERS! Here’s a host of various gift ideas that are sure to ﬁ ll us ﬁ shermen with Christmas cheer.
GAME GEAR Take a gander at some of the latest tackle to be found at your local tackle shop.
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