Trout Fisherman - Issue 491

BE INSPIRED

170 miles, 45 fish, one great day!
Richard Fieldhouse takes to two wheels for his latest flyfishing adventure

TACTICS

Lures: the invisible edge
How using clear legs on lures makes fish focus on the body for better hook-ups

Silkworms for trout?
Ceri Jones discovers trout feeding on silkworms that fall from the trees at Big Well fishery

Time to rip surface flies
Former world champion Iain Barr describes a day of visual, explosive action at Farmoor

FOCUS ON...

Winter lures
Rob Edmunds selects his favourite lure patterns and offers advice on how to fish them 

Retrieves
In this first of a two-part special, Nick Hart looks at the various fast or ‘pulling’ retrieves

WHERE TO FISH

UK waters
Trout Fisherman highlights four trout fisheries worth visiting this month

Spotlight on Leighton
We reveal the Yorkshire reservoir’s winter hotspots

Big browns at Dever
Peter Cockwill recalls the capture of his personal best brown

For fishers with finesse
Russ Symons heads to his local Hatchlands fishery for some light line sport

ADVICE

Advice squad
Our experts answer your questions on landing net choice, weighted putty and split feather repairs

How to...
Paul Procter explains the key points to consider when choosing a new rod

FLY-TYING

The Coral Booby
Peter Gathercole provides a step-by-step to a deadly winter lure

Easy tying
Step-by-step instructions to tying a Beadhead Minkie

Flymasters
Your Bloodworm creations are judged by Peter Gathercole

TACKLE

New gear
Robbie Winram looks at the latest tackle including Scierra rods and Greys fly-lines

Fly-tying gear
Reviews of the Orvis Ty-wheel work station, power thread and marabou

Fly-tying starter kits
We look at the best outfits on offer

OPINION & NEWS

News
Latest stories plus the Scottish stillwater scene

Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

Troutmasters
Are you amongst this month’s badge winners?

Match news
How Scotland won the Bank International, Wayne Jones the Anglian and Charlie Hix the EYTM

Wading in
Jeff Prest comments on the discovery that monkeys can fish!