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Competition angler Scott Graham reveals the secrets to a successful fly. It’s all about those all-important trigger points, the ones that grab the trout’s attention. 12 Fish It Blind
Steve Cullen looks at all the hints and tips that will help you catch ‘like a local’ when you visit a new water for the first time.
18 News TFF takes a look at what’s happening in the wonderful world of fly fishing.
22 Small And Sparse Hardy & Greys Academy member Andy Taylor reveals his secrets to better, more consistent buzzer fishing.
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32 Keep On Moving Wychwood consultant Craig Barr shows that catching trout is not necessarily about the fly that you’re using but the way you retrieve it.
38 Ask An Expert
If you have a question that needs answering, get in touch with our panel of experts. They’ll do all that they can to help.
NEW SERIES 42 Go With The Flow River anglers John Pearson and John Tyzack look closely at the tackle and tactics you’ll need for a large hatch of fly on a big river early in the trout season.
48 Scotland’s Jewel In The Crown Scotland’s Loch Leven is back with a bang. Local expert Bill Barnes shows you how to fish it and what you can expect to encounter!
55 Fly-Tying Section
Learn how to tie something old, new, borrowed and blue.
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Exepect some hectic action from the boats this month.
62 What’s On The Menu? Welsh international George Barron unveils his lethal little patterns that will help you put more trout in the net during May.
67 Diary Of A Novice Our novice angler, Jonathan Dooley, tries his own fly-tying creations. He’s just getting into fly tying to try and tempt a trout or two.
68 Permission Granted! After some serious negotiation, Dr Clark Colman conducts an experiment in fly fishing for grayling in the middle of a Derbyshire town centre – intrigued?
74 ClickandFish Challenge Are you one of the lucky ones who has their fish featured in this special TFF challenge? Turn here or check our website to find out.
78 Total Tackle We review some of the great new fly fishing and tying gear that can be found at your local tackle shop.
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91 Nymphing For Barbel John Stephens uses the art of Czech and French nymphing, usually associated with trout and grayling, to land his first-ever flycaught barbel.
98 Parton’s Parting Shot Could it be the case that fly hatches haven’t declined, it’s simply that we don’t have new waters to produce the epic fly hatches of old? Parton thinks so.