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SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Simon Kidd heads off to the River Usk in search of s ome serious brown trout, trying to claim his River Brown & Grayling badge. Can he do it this time?
NEWS We’ve all the latest news concerning fl y fi shers, to make sure you keep on top of what’s going on out there.
BOB CHURCH CLASSIC A full report and results from this year’s popular Bob Church Classic competition, held recently at Rutland Water.
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WHERE THE WIND BLOWS Why checking the weather forecast before you head out on the water will give you a better chance of catching.
ASK THE PANEL Our experts are here to answer all your fl y fi shing questions, including how to make the most of the last hour of light.
Editor Steve Cullen heads off to Cleveley Mere, near Lancaster, to see what the new owners are doing to the venue to make it better for visitors and locals alike.
LETTERS This is your chance to put pen to paper, air your views, reply to a previous letter or generally let off steam.
Claerwen Dam, an out-of-the-way Welsh water, gets a thorough going over in our fi shery reviews.
GOING DOWN TO RIO Glyn Freeman travels to Argentina to do battle with the legendary sea trout of the Rio Grande. Want to know more? Read this.
WHEN LURES DON’T WORK When no-one is catching on lures, try using a more imitative approach and you could catch more than those around you. We head to Tweeddale in Midlothian to fi nd out how.
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TAKE IT AS RED Keep on catching… even during an algal bloom! Red dry fl ies are the way to go, and we show you the techniques and fl ies to ensure success.
KILLER KIWI A nymph suspended below your dry fl y is a proven fi sh-catching method. Dominic Garnett examines why this technique is so successful and shows us how it’s done.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Are you one of the lucky ones who have won a coveted Snowbee Challenge Badge? Have a look here to fi nd out…
PUSSY GALORE! The Cat’s Whisker, and all its variants, has to be the number-one fl y for stillwater rainbow trout. Lyn Davis fi nds out more.
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FROM ROCK GOD TO RUTLAND A fascinating insight into the fi sh-farming business reveals secrets for producing the perfect fi ghting fi sh… as well as how to catch them.
THE PROBLEM WITH PARTON In the fi rst of a new series, Steve Parton lets off steam. The target this time is pike… he just doesn’t like them!
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49 tyer’sguide DESERT ISLAND FLIES Another three winning patterns to show you,
this time from Laurie Taylor, the winner of the Bob Church Open.
FLY-TYING MASTERS We have the top fl ies from the fi rst month in this new fl y-tying league to show you. It’s amazing what a bead can do for a fl y!
DEADLY KILLERS The Cruncher is a reservoir pattern that’s fi nding a fi rm foothold in every sensible angler’s fl y box. We show you how to tie it.
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