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06 Under The Rod Tip
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You don’t have to cast to the horizon to catch stillwater trout. Paul Richardson tells us to target the margins.
12 News TFF takes a closer look at all the relevant stories, news and reports affecting the UK’s fly fishers.
NEW SERIES 16 North Of The Border We take a closer look at the Scottish fisheries that have shaped new fly fishing methods and flies.
20 PostBag If you want to share your ideas, opinions or any grievances then drop us a line – you could be lucky enough to win some great prizes from Turrall.
22 Hawthorn Havoc! In this month’s Match The Hatch, John Pearson and six-times English National Rivers Champion John Tyzack tell us why we need to make the most of the humble hawthorn fly.
28 Post-Modern Buzzers Martin Smith shows off the fantastic new Buzzers he’s been tying for the season ahead – in a word, stunning!
32 Q&A If you have a fly fishing conundrum that needs solving, get in touch with our illustrious panel of experts and they’ll help you iron out any problems.
NEW SERIES 35 The Academy
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How to clean your fly line, tie the Overcoat fly and locate early season trout, and why lures should be your first line of attack this month.
48 Imitation Versus Exaggeration Howard Croston looks at how imitative flies and modern, exaggerated patterns can both have a place in your day on the water.
NEW SERIES 54 The CAM Emerger
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World-famous fly tyer Steve Thornton unveils his new CAM Emerger and shows how to go about making your own.
60 The Odd One Out
A mayfly hatch can be so prolific it’s often hard to pinpoint your own offering. Steve Cullen reveals a pattern that you – and the trout – can’t fail to notice.
66 Fly-Tying Masters II There have been some wonderful flies sent in to us this month, yet again, but which tyings made the top three?
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70 ClickandFish Challenge We have a brand-new sponsor for our popular big-fish challenge. Are you one of the lucky ones who have made the grade and won an exclusive badge?
72 Subscriptions Don’t miss your chance to subscribe to TFF and receive two free fly lines into the bargain.
75 Used & Abused Steve Cullen takes the GRXi+ 10ft 7-wt rod from Greys to the water, and tells you what he thinks.
76 Total Tackle We review some of the fantastic new kit that’s available from some of the best fly fishing manufacturers out there.
78 Used & Abused Wychwood’s Truefly SLA 7/8-wt fly reel is put through its paces.
80 What’s New From Snowbee in 2010? TFF has been lucky enough to get hold of some of Snowbee’s great new products; take a look for yourselves.
82 The Editor Goes Fishing With… Steve Cullen meets up with Stein Thorvaldsen, one of the men behind Scandinavian tackle giant Guideline, on the banks of the Scottish River Dee.
90 Loch-Style For Lakers John Horsey and Frank Daley go hunting for some serious lake trout with the help of a home-made drogue and a team of Superglue Buzzers.
98 The Problem With Parton Steve Parton reminisces about the good old days when targeting brown trout was a bit of an addiction. Can our reservoirs return to those glory days?