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TAKING THE RISE Paul Shaw visits a small estate lake in search of some dry fl y sport before sunset. He discovers that tailoring your dry fl ies to suit the rise forms can make a huge difference.
NEWS We have all the news that’s affecting us fl y fi shers to make sure that you, our readers, keep on top of what’s happening out there.
LETTERS This is your opportunity to put pen to paper or send an e-mail, so that you can air your point of view or opinions on all things fl y fi shing.
TOUGH DAY ON THE TWEED Can there really be so many fl ies on the water that the fi shing will suffer? Paul Richardson investigates.
ASK THE PANEL We have our panel of fl y fi shing experts here to answer all your questions. Why does fl y-tying thread keep snapping?
THE PRESSURE IS ON! Cliff Waters takes a closer look at how barometric pressure affects our quarry and the fi shing. Should we really hang our rods up when the sun’s been blazing for days?
A TO Z It’s the turn of the fl y fi shing ‘K’s. We take a close look at the Klinkhamer, the most consistent taker of river fi sh in recent years.
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE LIVE There are some serious brown trout to be caught in some of the West Country lakes and Simon Kidd’s on a mission to catch one.
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SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TO HERE New Zealander Murray Ferguson gets his fi rst taste of British reservoir fi shing and soon realises that it’s a big change from his river fi shing back home.
HYBRID TACTICS Combining dry fl ies with a sinking line can keep you catching, even when the weather’s all over the place. You don’t have to chop and change fl ies and lines all the time either as Howard Croston explains.
Learn the techniques to ensure that you capitalise on those midgefeeding trout. See page 78.
WORLD CHAMPIONS! England won the recent FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship, held for the fi rst time in Scotland. TFF has all the inside information on how they did it.
SUBSCRIPTIONS Don’t miss your chance to subscribe and receive some stunning gifts into the bargain, including a fl y rod!
SNOWBEE CHALLENGE Are you one of the lucky anglers to have won a coveted Snowbee Challenge badge? Turn to page 76 or check the TFF website to fi nd out.
BETTER BUZZER FISHING Do you want to achieve more from your buzzer fi shing? Well we have some great techniques to help you out.
UK AND IRELAND FISHERY ROUNDUP All the prospects and contact details for some of the largest and best fi sheries.
ORVIS £1,000 GIVEAWAY If you want to get your hands on one of the best, most expensive fl y rods out there you need to enter this great competition to win an Orvis Helios.
CLOUSERS IN CORNWALL There are plenty of bass to be caught around our coast, so Dave Eggington heads for Cornwall to capitalise on this saltwater bounty.
THE PROBLEM WITH PARTON Fly fi shing’s all about progress and experimentation. Steve Parton thinks that these traits seem to have vanished from the sport – now he wants to put them back... w ww.totalfl yfi sher.com
55 DESERT ISLAND FLIES Gareth Headland, England
International and owner of St George Sporting, shows us his top three fl ies.
I’VE WON THE FLY-TYING MASTERS! TFF joins Ryan Houston at one of his favourite waters to discover more about the man who’s just won the fi rst Fly-Tying Masters competition.
72 GAME GEAR There’s some fantastic kit out there
at the moment, so we’ve taken a closer look at 11 fl y fi shing and fl ytying items that you can buy.
USED & ABUSED Steve Cullen tries the EastFork 9ft, 5-wt fl y rod from G Loomis and fi nds that he’s more than a little
impressed by it.
DEADLY KILLERS For the best results when fi shing with wet fl ies you need a Claret Bumble on the cast, preferably on the top dropper. Learn all about the fl y and how to tie it.
FLY-TYING MASTERS II We have some great looking patterns incorporating that lovely mobile material – rabbit fur.
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