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FROM THE BOTTOM UP Steve Carew heads to the River Test to take on the fi ckle grayling in the crystal-clear water, using methods gleaned from the pros.
NEWS We have all the news that you need to keep you up to date with everything that’s happening in the sport.
TROUT INSIDE AND OUT Do fi sh feel pain? Ben Dobson fi nds out and also takes an in-depth look at what goes on inside a trout’s brain, thereby helping you to catch more of them.
FIGHT TO THE FINISH A couple of hardened competition anglers go head to head on one of Scotland’s popular small-water venues, to see who’ll catch the most fi sh in the time allocated. ASK THE PANEL Our experts are here to answer all your fl y fi shing questions. If you want to catch big brown trout, we have the answers.
A TO Z We focus on ‘F’, in particular Fritz. This has adorned our fl ies for decades; it’s the business.
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WHAT’S MY LINE Distinguish your weight-forwards from your double-tapers and how each will benefi t your fi shing style.
MAGNIFICENT SEVEN England team member John Tyzak reveals the fl ies that will put more river trout in your net at the start of the season. GOLDEN BROWNS Hemsila trout will blow your mind. These Norwegian fi sh are big, beautiful and very powerful. They are, however, very fussy!
THE BIG INTERVIEW John Bailey manages to catch up with one of his angling heroes; a very famous man he is too – Bernard Cribbins.
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