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CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS! Steve Cullen extols the virtues of different fl y fi shing outfi ts and proves that if you have the tools to cope you’ll capitalise on some great sport.
NEWS TFF brings you all the fi shing news that you fl y fi shers need to know. If it’s happening and it affects us, we have it.
POSTBAG The letters pages are here so that everyone can have their say, whether it be good, bad or indifferent. Have one printed and you’ll receive some great prizes!
FLY BOY When it comes to river fi shing there’s not much that John Emerson doesn’t know. He reveals some of the river patterns that help him catch trout and grayling all over the world.
ASK THE PANEL We’ve assembled a crack panel of fl y fi shing experts to answer all your questions. When is it a good time to change your fl y? The experts know.
A TO Z TFF has a thorough look at fl y fi shing things beginning with N. Do you know how to tie a nail knot?
BLACK MAGIC Why is it that black fl ies hold a special fascination for most of the species we target with a fl y rod? Dominic Garnett fi nds out…
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THE TOP OF THE TAF Lyn Davis and Oliver Burch head high up into the Brecon Beacons to target the wily brown trout in the Upper Neuadd Reservoir.
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SNOWBEE CHALLENGE LIVE! It’s the last day of the brown trout season and Simon Kidd is after his river brown and grayling badge. Can he secure it at the third time of asking?
THE BEST METHOD Hanningfi eld Reservoir near Chelmsford is now an ‘any method’ fi shery but the fl y fi shing is still out of this world. We asked Lee Bartlett to fi nd out more.
COMPETITION CAPERS Who’d have thought you could get into the England team on the toss of a coin; only in the funny old world of competition fl y fi shing.
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A BUMPER BACK END Rutland Water looks as though it could well produce some of the best back-end fi shing for many years. With weed beds well established and fry in abundance, all seems perfect. Make sure you’re prepared for some very exciting fi shing!
RATED OR SLATED It may be a bit rough around the edges just now but when Leadburn Manor Fly Fishing Centre, Scotland, has had a year to mature it could well be the answer to many fl y fi shers’ prayers.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Are you one of the lucky ones who has won their coveted Snowbee Challenge Badge? Turn to page 76 or check the website to fi nd out.
SUBSCRIPTIONS Don’t miss your chance to subscribe to TFF and receive some wonderful gifts into the bargain, including a fl y rod!
£1,000 FULLING MILL COMPETITION Call with the answer to a simple question and you could be one of the lucky winners who could be getting some stunning kit through the post.
UK AND IRELAND FISHERY ROUNDUP John Milne brings us all the prospects and contact details for some of the best fi sheries in our four home nations.
BROWN TROUT BONANZA Jan De La Porte heads off in search of massive river trout – and seriously large grayling too. Tricky fi shing, wild fi sh and crystal-clear water; he has his work cut out.
THE PROBLEM WITH PARTON There always seems to be some secret material you can use to tie fl ies that will catch you more fi sh. Is it simply hype or is there really a magic material out there?