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06 Tube Strike Midlands’ reservoir expert Graham Pearson shows how tube flies can help you catch the bigger and better resident trout. 12 News TFF takes a closer look at all the fly fishing stories and reports that are hitting the headlines this month. 18 Magnificent Seven Is there any other fly pattern as versatile as the humble Pheasant Tail Nymph? Unless it’s one of Scottish international Iain Earl’s variants, perhaps…
22 PostBag Share your opinions and thoughts, or anything else you want to tell us about. Drop us a line and you could be lucky enough to win some great prizes.
24 Q&A If you’ve a question that needs answering, then get in touch – our panel of experts will do everything that they can to help.
26 Signature Series Expert fly tyer Steve Thornton reveals his number-one baitfish pattern, the Baptizer, and shows you how to tie this lethal fly.
30 Low Down ‘N’ Dirty Fish farmer and fly fisher Jamie Weston joins locals Ian Gould and David Fowler to fish a low, drought-hit reservoir. See how they tackle these difficult conditions.
36 Agent X He’s back.Agent X goes undercover at legendary Shimano Felindre Big Fish Water.
42 Red-Letter Day Salmon angler Stevie Reid recounts a special morning’s fishing on the North Esk when the fish just kept on coming.
46 Lexus International Team Final Find out who did what and where they finished at one of the season’s most prestigious team events, held this year on Rutland Water.
50 Howard’s Way – Natural Leader You need perfect presentation and timing for success on rivers, and Howard Croston reveals a few secrets on leader construction to help you with both.
04 TOTAL FLYFISHER CONTENTS
55 The Academy Find out how to make your own cast keeper, tie the deadly Tag-Tail Taddie, which rig to fish during October and what our novice angler has been up to this month.
64 Autumn Leaves John Pearson and six-times English National Rivers Champion John Tyzack look closely at the humble shrimp, and explain how to ‘match the hatch’ with certain patterns to catch more fish.
69 Veniard Competition We have 10 premium fly tying kits and rotary vices to give away in this wonderful giveaway.
70 David Seaman Interview TFF catches up with former Arsenal and England goalkeeper David Seaman to talk football and fly fishing.
75 Used & Abused Steve Cullen takes Stonefly’s Rod Caddy to the bank. Does it deliver what it promises?
76 Total Tackle We review some of the hot new fly fishing and tying kit that’s available from your local tackle shop.
78 Increase Your Catch Rate Northeast fly fishing expert Paul Richardson, has perfected a technique that has seen his catch rate soar on small waters.
84 ClickandFish Challenge Is your special fish featured in TFF’s badgewinning challenge?
88 Subscriptions Don’t miss your chance to subscribe to TFF and receive some wonderful fly lines.
92 Alluring Curves Scottish expert Martin Smith shows how a well-known reservoir technique can keep your flies in the taking zone on small waters.
98 Parton’s Parting Shot Are we ready for a new era in fly rod design thanks to nanotechnology? Steve Parton is yet to be convinced – he’s heard all the hype before.