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08SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Caught any good ﬁ sh recently? Why not enter your catch picture to win a coveted enamel badge and maybe even some great Snowbee kit!
THE APPRENTICE Hywel Morgan takes reader Rob Evans on his second trip, this time to west Wales’ Garnfrwwd Fishery. Hywel helps Rob to get among the trout when there are buzzers on the menu.
THE HUNT FOR A PERFECT 10 Join Steve Parton on his mission to land the brown trout of a lifetime from a Midlands stillwater. With leadcore lines, rudder and ﬁ shﬁ nder at the ready, it’s time to hit Rutland Water.
POSTBAG Your news and views on the world of ﬂ y ﬁ shing, plus we ask the question: “Is the stocking of brown trout really necessary in UK rivers?”
HATCH, MATCH, CATCH The sight of the electric-blue damselﬂ y is a sign of summer. It’s also the sign of some fantastic trout ﬁ shing!
50GETTING STARTED With evening buzzer and sedge hatches being highlights of July on our large waters, why not learn to tie the perfect dry ﬂ ies to make the most of the hatches? It’s easy when you use our step-by-step beginner’s guide to ﬂ y tying.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES This month, competition-scene regular and Rutland Water specialist Craig Barr reveals the three ﬂ ies he simply couldn’t be without for stillwater ﬂ y ﬁ shing.
John Bailey Meets..., p38.
34CJ’S SECRETS OF FLOATANTS There are tons of different ﬂ oatants on the market. Charles Jardine tells us the differences and the right one to choose for YOUR ﬁ shing.
JOHN BAILEY MEETS… Where does your rod-licence money go? Well some of it goes to pay guys like Rob Jones, who spends many long nights behind a night-vision scope on the hunt for salmon poachers.
DEADLY KILLERS Taking to the water this month, but need some inspiration in that ﬂ y box? Tie three top ﬂ ies by following our step-by-step instructions and boost your chances of a bonanza day out!
TYING CHALLENGE Reckon you’ve got the booby pattern that outﬁ shes all others? Enter the Tying Challenge and you could be the winner of some seriously smart tying kit!
TYING SHOP TFF checks out four new products to help you give those home-tied ﬂ y patterns the edge.
Tying Challenge, p59.
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72THIS MONTH WE’VE FISHED… Keep your ear to the ground for those ﬁ sheries that are hot, and those that are not, with TFF’s venues review pages.
CLASSIC WATERS Loch Leven has shaped the way we ﬂ y ﬁ sh. Read how it all started, and why recent changes aim to take it back to the good old days…
Fight To The Finish, p46.
DREAM HOMES Moving house? Wouldn’t it be nice to cast a line in the garden before going to work? These hot properties will get any ﬂ y ﬁ sher’s pulse racing.
RATED OR SLATED? The TFF team took a day trip to not-so-sunny Derbyshire to sample classic English river ﬁ shing in the footsteps of angling’s forefathers. Does the River Dove and the Izaak Walton Hotel really deserve their hallowed reputations?
Dream Homes, p77.
HOT VENUES Looking for a new water to try? These three venues should be ﬁ shing their heads off by the time you read this!
42ASK THE PANEL Our expert anglers solve your ﬂ y ﬁ shing frustrations in TFF’s question-and-answer pages.
FIGHT TO THE FINISH In a one-on-one competition, two of Scotland’s most respected anglers battle it out on the Lake Of Menteith. With six hours to land the heaviest bag, who will be crowned the winner of Fight To The Finish?
URBAN ANGLER Dave Egginton explores those ﬁ sheries that most of us would never have dreamt hold some seriously good ﬂ y ﬁ shing. This month sees Dave stumble over a secret stretch of the River Frome, smack bang in the centre of Gloucestershire’s Stroud.
£5,000 TACKLE COMPETITION! Here’s your chance to win one of ﬁ ve £1,000-plus outﬁ ts, as provided by those kind folks at Vision!
86GAME GEAR TFF checks out a dozen of the latest products about to grace the tackle-shop shelves…
ON TEST: FLOATING LINES The one line the angler cannot live without is the ﬂ oater. TFF puts them through their paces to ﬁ nd the one that suits YOU.
ALL YOU NEED FOR… SEA TROUT Midsummer means the peak of the sea trout season on many of the UK’s rivers. Why not make ﬁ shing for them all the more easy, by following our guide to essential kit.
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MY SEASON Charles Jardine continues his diary, this month talking of the trials and tribulations of tackling some huge stillwater trout that have proved a mystery!
THE FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW: SIMON KIDD TFF chats to one of England’s most respected ﬂ y ﬁ shers in the ﬁ rst instalment of a new quick-ﬁ re interview series.
All You Need For... Sea Trout, p96.
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