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DREAM FISHING Catching big, grown-on fi sh with dry fl ies is something very special. Steve Cullen reminisces on fi shing forays past and recalls a special day on Rutland Water with an old friend.
NEWS TFF has all the latest news and gossip from the world of fl y fi shing, making sure that you keep on top of what’s happening out there.
LETTERS Want to get your point across, air your views on a fi shing matter or have a general moan about anything affecting our sport? Drop us a line…
TOP OF THE POPS Dominic Garnett sings the praises of Poppers – fl ies that are sure to provoke a response wherever you try them.
ASK THE PANEL Our experts are here to solve all your queries or problems, just send an e-mail or write to us and you could win a great prize.
HEAVY HITTER Steve Cullen looks at a new fl y-tying material that will give your patterns the weight to help them achieve their depth potential.
A TO Z We take a close look at the fl y fi shing things that start with the letter ‘L’. There’s more to leaders than you might think!
HIDDEN GEM Peter Hartley uncovers one of Bedfordshire’s best-kept secrets, Little Heath Farm, a real diamond of a small-water fi shery.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE LIVE Simon Kidd travels to Chalksprings Fishery in Sussex to see if his stalking tactics will help catch a 5lb-plus brown trout.
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CATCHING THE IMPOSSIBLE Salmon fi shing isn’t just the preserve of the well heeled as Pat MacInnes fi nds out when he journeys to Ireland in search of a silver tourist.
BARGAIN BEAT Andy Boswell discovers a little piece of fl y fi shing heaven in East Yorkshire, a gin-clear river where monster grayling abound.
The secrets of the ever-popular Linlithgow Loch. See page 66.
MR CORTLAND We quiz Brian Ward about Cortland fl y lines, which ones are the best and what’s next from the company?
SIMPLY THE BEST? With a reputation for quality rainbow and brown trout we head out with ex-Scotland captain Iain Earle to see what West Lothian’s Linlithgow Loch has to offer.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE LIVE Find out if you’ve been lucky enough to win a great prize in our fantastic competition.
SUBSCRIPTIONS Don’t miss your chance to subscribe and receive some stunning gifts into the bargain, including a fl y rod!
COSTA DEL MAR £1,000 GIVEAWAY We have teamed up with Costa del Mar and have fi ve pairs of its stunning polarising glasses to give away in this great competition.
BEACH HOLIDAYS & BONEFISH Bonefi sh remain at the top of many UK fl y fi shers’ hit list. Charlie Abrahams manages to get a day off from sunbathing in the Bahamas to go after these silver bullets.
UK AND IRELAND FISHERY REPORTS John Milne tells us what’s happening around the top fi sheries and reveals the fl ies and tactics required for a successful month on each venue.
THE PROBLEM WITH PARTON Some of the Midland reservoirs and competition anglers in general are on the receiving end of a good tongue lashing from the inimitable Mr P. g u i d e
46 MELT-GLUE CADDIS PUPABarry Clarke reveals his ultimate
sedge pupa, created with a meltglue gun. It’s amazing what you can achieve with a little know-how.
DESERT ISLAND FLIES Twice winner of the Lexus Individual fl y fi shing competition Richard Slater opens his box to share his top three patterns with us.
DEADLY KILLERS Czech Nymphs have been the downfall of many trout and grayling on UK rivers, learn how to tie them and check out the great variations.
FLY-TYING MASTERS II See who’s fi lled the top three spots in this month’s fl y-tying challenge and fi nd out what materials you’ll be tying with in next month’s competition.
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