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Contents January 2007
Today’s flyfisher Next month’s issue on sale January 11th
8Letters A selection of your comments on our sport, plucked from the bulging TFF postbag. Send us your thoughts and you could win some great prizes from new sponsor Varivas!
14In The Loop A plethora of news from the world of British fly fishing.
COVER STORY 16The Key To Success While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, there’s more to it than meets the eye when it comes to indicator fishing.
24New Year Salmon Bag a slab of silver in the snow as Tim Smith explains the merits of early season salmon fishing.
30Tomorrow’s Fly Fisher What kit you’ll be drooling over in 2007. The 2006 Tackle and Guns Trade Show revealed some cracking products for the modern angler.
34Used And Abused Three products get the long-term test treatment from the ruthless tackle team. Only top quality kit will make it!
40Agent X A trip east to deepest Suffolk sees our undercover fishery reporter at little-known Larkwood Fishery. See how it fares.
46Q&A Our panel of fly fishing experts takes time to answer a selection of your angling queries. Among others, this month Steve Parton gives the international rules both barrels...
COVER STORY 50Vital Skills In the third part of Charles Jardine’s complete guide to stillwater fishing, he explains how to make the most of bad-weather days.
60Tackle Monster TFF takes a quick look at a dozen products due to hit the tackle shop shelves anytime now.
64Head To Head Our one-on-one friendly fishing competition. This month it’s the battle of the sexes as a fly fishing couple squares up for the Rutland challenge!
70Subscription Offer Have TFF delivered to your door every month AND receive a top gift… free!
74Flies To Catch Fish Simple steps to tying four patterns you simply can’t be without this January.
NEW! 79Featured Tyer Our new series lets you into the secrets of some of the world’s top fly tyers, starting with the master of imitation, Steve Thornton.
NEW! 83Tyer’s Tackle Shop Improve your patterns and catch more fish with these hot new tying materials!
84Tying Challenge The results of our bloodworm challenge, and how you can win some great cash prizes.
92Fishing In The Freezer If there’s one place to demonstrate stillwater trout fishing when it’s cold, it’s Aberdeen! We take a trip to Loch Insch Fishery to meet up with local angler Mike Cordiner.
98Grumpy Old Man Fly fishing’s official (erm) spokesman, Steve Parton, rants about the UK’s increasing lack of water and how it might just be GOOD news for the angler!
08 Today’s flyfisher January 2007 contents
16> The Key To Success Indicators, indicators, indicators. The most controversial method in fly fishing – you either love it or hate it. It’s not just reserved for fishing strings of buzzers, and smallstillwater expert Fred Bainbridge explains just how versatile the technique can be. Fred also shows how to save cash by making your own indicators quickly and very simply!
50> Vital Skills Charles Jardine continues his complete guide to stillwater trout fishing, and this month he teaches us how to deal with heavy weather and dropping temperatures. It’s all here, from tackle to rigs, fish location, techniques and contacts for winter waters well worth a chuck. Study this carefully and pick up those vital skills!
<24 New Year Salmon Fish for the king of fish in some of Britain’s most beautiful places at a stunning time of year. Catching salmon in January and February does take time and plenty of patience, but, says Tim Smith, the rewards are unbeatable. Here’s a guide to all you need to know to kit yourself out and book a day’s fishing on some of the UK’s bestknown waters.
<72 Tyer’s Guide It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned fly maker or just starting out, there’s something for everyone in our fly-tying section. New additions this month are the Featured Tyer pages where one of the UK’s finest, Steve Thornton, explains his top tips and ties his latest creation that big trout simply can’t refuse.