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08HUNT FOR A PERFECT 10 Leviathan hunter Steve Parton strays into Derbyshire where he searches the depths of Carsington Water in search of a double-fi gure beast!
HATCH, MATCH, CATCH The back end of the year is the time when our reservoir fi sh pack on the pounds by feasting on fry – here’s all you need to know about the subject.
THE APPRENTICE He’s picking up those vital skills and landing plenty of fi sh along the way, but how will Hywel Morgan’s apprentice cope with running water and river fi shing basics?
POSTBAG/NEWS/HAVE YOUR SAY A selection of your letters, plus news from the world of fl y fi shing. We also ask the question: “Has tradition been lost in fl y fi shing?”
CJ’S SECRETS OF RETRIEVES When would you use a roly poly instead of a fi gure-of-eight? What on earth’s a Leven lash? Charles Jardine explains how to make your fl ies come to life. . .
tyer’sguide 54DEADLY KILLERS TFF’s step-by-step series reveals the fl ies that no tackle box should be without. This month, learn all you need to know about tying one of the 21st century’s most effective lures... the Humungus.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES Deputy editor Steve Cullen picks his favourite patterns of all time. Which three fl ies would YOU choose?
GETTING STARTED Learn to tie your own fl ies and make those fl y fi shing experiences all the more satisfying! This month, TFF looks at a winter favourite – the Bloodworm.
TYER’S TACKLE SHOP Bring your home-made fl ies to life with these essentials from the tackle-shop shelves.
TYING CHALLENGE After stacks of entries, we’ve whittled the competition down to three winners and their goldhead lures that just cry out to be fi shed!
30SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Who is the Angler Of The Month for April? Enter our catch competition through the magazine or totalfl yfi sher.com to win some terrifi c prizes!
JOHN BAILEY MEETS. . . He’s one of the UK’s best-loved naturalists and continues to speak his mind when it comes to conservation and the future of our fi sheries... it’s the one and only David Bellamy.
Check out the winning readers’ lures on p64!
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Catch monster rainbows using fry imitations – p14. PAGE
venuesguide 66RATED OR SLATED? The southwest is blessed with many top trout waters that are often kept secret by those in the know. We visited one of the most westerly to see what it has in store for the fl y fi sher – welcome to Stithians Lake.
CLASSIC WATERS Tracing the history of fl y fi shing, Ron Holloway revisits the Yorkshire rivers that brought us the north-country spiders.
THIS MONTH WE’VE FISHED. . . Readers, contributors and staff give their opinions on the UK’s fi sheries. Get hot tips and avoid disappointing days with our ultimate venue guide.
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A little-known West Country reservoir is revealed on p66.
Where to fi sh on the classic Yorkshire rivers, p71.
ASK THE PANEL How can you ‘read’ a rise? Can trout smell? What is a polyleader? See these and many other readers’ questions answered by TFF’s expert anglers. If you’ve got any fl y fi shing queries, write in and you could land some awesome Greys prizes!
FIGHT TO THE FINISH Two of Wykeham Fishery’s most successful regulars go head to head in TFF’s battle of skills. Will the indicator angler have the upper hand, or will it be the damsel man who reaches his limit fi rst?
STILLWATER SNIPPETS In this new mini-series, learn how to alter your approach month by month. We start with 10 sneaky steps to help you move ahead of the rest this November. . .
URBAN ANGLER Roving wild trout hunter Dave Egginton takes a journey up north, fi nding himself smack bang in the middle of County Durham. You too can enjoy some of this cracking free river fi shing that, until now, has remained a secret!
77£1,000 BRUCE & WALKER COMPETITION Here’s your chance to net one of two salmonrod-and-line combos, courtesy of one of the UK’s classic rod makers, Bruce & Walker. . .
GAME GEAR TFF takes a sneak peek at all that gear you couldn’t possibly live without, in this three-page tackle guide.
ON TEST Leader material is just leader material, right? Unfortunately not! Here’s a roundup of a bunch of the latest fl uorocarbon materials and their vital statistics, which will help you choose the right one for the job.
MY SEASON Charles Jardine dropped into his local stillwater last month, to be surrounded by eagerly rising trout. Catching them was a different matter, however, but a little thought goes a long way... as he found out!
FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW TFF grabs fi ve minutes with some of the UK’s leading lights when it comes to tempting trout. This month it’s the turn of England river master John Tyzak.
Win a top-end salmon rod on p77!
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