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6 Colourful Combinations Make the most of your day on the water – Phil Shaw-Brown says that mixing and matching your flies will bring about some amazing results.
12 News We take a good look at all the relevant news and reports affecting UK fly fishers.
16 Trout On The Tube You may look a little odd in a float tube, but it allows you to get up close and personal with your quarry.
20 PostBag Share your ideas and opinions, or even any gripes, by dropping us a line – you could be lucky enough to win some great prizes.
22 Back To Its Best For the first time in 15 years fly fishing has been allowed at Weir Wood Reservoir in East Sussex. We went to find out more.
26 Q&A If you have a question that needs answering, simply get in touch with our panel of experts – they’re here to help.
30 Catching With Caddis Get the most out of sedge hatches on your local water with John Pearson and John Tyzack’s professional advice.
36 Under New Management TFF interviews Sarah Barrett, new managing director of Carsington Water. The future is far from bleak, in fact it’s positively glowing!
42 Join Us At The CLA Game Fair! There’s plenty for fly fishers to enjoy at this year’s event – and we’ll be there too!
44 Howard’s Way (Reconnaissance Reaps Rewards) Pt II Howard Croston and Ken Brewster tackle Wykeham Lakes again. Will the information gleaned from day one mean that the fishing on day two will be better?
50 Signature Series World famous fly tyer Steve Thornton shows you how to tie and fish one of his great new fly patterns – the Emerging Sedge Pupa.
Contents 04 TOTAL FLYFISHER CONTENTS
55 The Academy Find out how to make your own braided loops, tie the ultra-effective Tequila Booby, stalk your fish and which leader setup you should try this month.
62 Bob Church Classic Who won the most prestigious event of the competition year? TFF has the answer.
64 Total Take Detection John Emerson trials a brand-new indicator from Eastern Europe; does it really live up to the hype?
70 ClickandFish Challenge We have a new sponsor for our popular bigfish challenge. Are you one of the lucky ones who have won a special badge?
72 Subscriptions Don’t miss your chance to subscribe to TFF and receive two free fly lines into the bargain.
75 Used & Abused A close look at a new dubbing system for fly tyers.
76 Total Tackle We review some of the fantastic new fly fishing and fly-tying kit available from some of the top manufacturers out there.
78 Used & Abused Have we found the best mayfly DVD ever?
80 Successful Stalking The sun is out, the water’s crystal clear and there are trout to be caught. Paul Richardson tells you how to stalk your target fish.
85 Mullarkeys £1,000 Competition We have 35 fly lines to give away in this great new competition!
90 Weekend Fishing Breaks Do you fancy a few days away, with some fishing thrown in for good measure? Take a look at our six dream getaways.
92 Cornish Cream Simon Kidd samples the delights of Cornwall’s Siblyback Reservoir and discovers that dry flies are the best option.
98 The Problem With Parton Is fly tying a humble pastime? Not according to Steve Parton, who tells us of a world of intrigue and deceit – for instance, do you know who really invented the Blob?