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6 First… Find The Fish
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England international John Emerson shows you how to get the most from an early season bank session – it’s not all about fishing lures, you know!
12 Midget Gems
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It seems our American cousins have stolen a march on us – why are tiny midge patterns so popular over there but not here? Ben Bangham believes they can be just as successful in the UK.
18 News TFF takes a peek at all the relevant news and reports that are affecting the UK’s flyfishers.
22 Confessions Of A Glue Addict Bug-Bond is taking the fly-tying world by storm, but there’s more to it than perfectly crafted flies. Barry Clark highlights some of its many uses.
26 PostBag The letters pages are where everyone can have their say, good bad or indifferent. Get a letter printed and you’ll win a great prize!
29 Getting Started In the second part of his series, angling coach Allan Sefton looks at the dynamics of casting and how to make the whole process a lot easier.
34 Q&A If you need a question answered, get in touch with our panel of experts and they’ll do all that they can to help.
36 “I Just Can’t Go Wrong!” Is it really possible to go four months without losing a single fish? David Hoppe believes his new fly rod has given him special powers.
42 If Carlsberg Did Buzzers… Part 1
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We reveal some of the best patterns from the UK’s top anglers; learn how to tie them and the reasons why they are so effective.
48 Don’t Get Stuck In A Rut Craig Barr advises thinking carefully before your first cast, but be prepared to change tactics later on.
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54 Fly-Tyer’s Guide Learn to how to tie three deadly patterns to cover a host of situations.
60 Ultrasexy Ultra Lace Ultra Lace offers easy see-through segmentation, something many tyers take hours trying to achieve with conventional materials.
62 Flies With Pulling Power
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Ian Christie, one of the UK’s most progressive fly tyers, unveils his futuristic buzzer patterns – you just know they’ll catch well.
66 Venue Virgins Casting instructors Andy and Mike Smith head off to a venue they’ve never visited before… will they catch?
72 Now You See It… Now You Don’t!
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Fly fishing legend Micky Bewick sings the praises of fluorocarbon, a material he believes has given him great sport on some of his favourite venues.
78 Total Tackle We review some of the hot new fly fishing and fly-tying gear that can now be found at your local tackle shop.
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83 Aleka Competition We have two stunning new Aleka fly rods to give away, as well as one of the new Aleka fly lines, in this fantastic competition.
86 Snowbee Challenge Are you one of the lucky ones to have their fish featured in the new Snowbee challenge? You could be winning some great prizes!
88 The River Fisher’s Fly Box John Pearson turns his attentions to the water’s surface – the season’s now under way and the trout and grayling are beginning to look up!
94 Diary Of A Novice Our novice angler, Jonathan Dooley, finds out that cold water means you need to think very hard about fly patterns and how they’re retrieved.
98 Parton’s Parting Shot This month Steve Parton ponders what makes a holiday memorable.
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