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KEEP IT SIMPLE SIMON England international Simon Kidd tells you all you need to know about the subtle art of nymph fishing. It’s not all about floating lines you know.
POSTBAG This is your chance to air your views, news and gripes on anything that takes your fancy in the world of fl y fishing.
NEWS Wetake a look at what’s happening in the world in relation to our wonderful sport.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Have you been lucky enough to land a special fish? Then send your photos in to us at the magazine and you could be lucky enough to win some awesome prizes.
ASK THE PANEL Has something been niggling you? Want to know the difference between an upwing and a roofwing? Ask the panel.
HATCH, MATCH, CATCH The start of the season’s here, so it’s time to dig out those heavyweight buzzers. Get the lowdown and make the most of this year’s early buzzer bounty.
STILLWATER SNIPPETS There’s stuff out there that can make life a little easier on the bank or from the boat.Check out these snippets and see if any of them do it for you.
JOHN BAILEY MEETS... This month,John manages to spend some quality time with Martin Salter MP. What makes this one-man army tick? Well fishing certainly helps.
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FIGHT TO THE FINISH Welsh internationals Shane Jones and his partner Collette each haveatwo-fish ticket at Lechlade Trout Fishery –whoever catches the biggest trout is the winner.
CJ’S SECRETS In the follow-up to last month’s article, Charles takes an in-depth look at hooks that fitthe bill for patterns we fish on or near the surface.
THE APPRENTICE Hywel Morgan takes his apprentice back down to where this series began–Garnffrwd Fishery in Wales.This time it’s Rob’s fi rst-ever competition.Has the master taught him well?
RIG OF THE MONTH When it comes to early season fishing on small waters or indeed reservoirs, then you know lures are going to be hard to beat.Wehave the deadly combinations to guarantee success.
SCIERRA FEROX COMPETITION Want to get your hands on some seriously smart kit for the new season? Enterthis fantastic competition for a chance to win this terrificFerox outfi t.
MY SEASON After receiving a masterclass in Booby fi shing last month,Charles decides to try out this deadly method on Esthwaite Water. Can he make it work?
FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW Steve Thornton,aman who’s as well known for his fl y tying in America as he is here,gives us fiveminutes of his precious time. venuesguide
CLASSIC WATERS Our very own history buff, Ron Holloway, gives us an insight into the magical River Kennet,ariver that’s hosted its fair share of angling doyens.
RATED OR SLATED? Wehead up north this month to the extremely popular Loch Fad. Is it as good as everyone says it is, or is there room for improvement?
THIS MONTH WE’VE FISHED. . . Find out where the editorial staff, as well as readers and contributors, havebeen fishing this month.It may well influence your decision on where you decide to spend your precious fishing time.
TYING CHALLENGE These things came from the vice? Tooright they did! Checkout these awesome patterns.
DEADLY KILLERS The Cat’s Whisker – what a fly! It’s one of, if not,the best lure ever created in this country when it comes to catching rainbow trout.Learn all about it and follow our step-by-step guide to tying your own.
GETTING STARTED Heavyweight buzzers are the flies of choice at this time of the year. They get down to the fish in double-quick time. Want to tie one of the best? Check out the Crisp Packet Buzzer.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES Chris Ogbourne,the man,the legend,showsus the three fl ies he couldn’t possibly live without.
ON TEST Cartridge reels are all the rage nowadays, and it’s no surprise considering the amount of different lines we carry around with us.Wetake a look at what’s on offer.
GAME GEAR There’s so much out there that we thought we’d make a point of getting hold of a few things you want to buy, review them and give you the lowdown.
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