Trout Fisherman issue 492

BE INSPIRED

Think global in 2017
Trout Fisherman contributors share their angling goals for the new year

TACTICS

Scale down for success
Peter Cockwill goes small to tempt wily fish at Woolaston Court fishery

The Prince Nymph
One Scottish angler still flies the flag for this almost forgotten pattern

Dig out your lures
On the hunt for a winter specimen at Haywards Farm

FOCUS ON...

Prime time
Plan your visits carefully to get the most out of your winter trout fishing sessions

Retrieves
Nick Hart discusses the retrieve options available when trout refuse to chase

WHERE TO FISH

UK waters
Four stillwater fisheries worth visiting this month

Spotlight on Eglwys Nunydd
Winter and early-season hotspots

River Wharfe
Fred Bainbridge sings the praises of a £4 day ticket stretch of Yorkshire river

ADVICE

Advice squad
Our experts answer your questions on tail-nipping, smutting, vice choice, gutting your catch and more

How to...
Paul Procter explains how to make the most of winter trout fishing

FLY-TYING

Weighted Bugs
Peter Gathercole ties up a weighted bug for grayling

Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges the weighted bug entries and selects a new challenge

Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Winter Damsel

TACKLE

New gear
Robbie Winram tests the latest gear including a travel rod and neoprene waders

Fly-tying gear
Reviews of a new dubbing, barbless hooks, synthetic fibres and yarn

OPINION & NEWS

News
All that’s new on the trout scene and Ian Muckle’s Scottish news page

Investigation
What can be done to help angler numbers grow
in 2017?

Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say on line twist, fly scent and fishing on a motorcycle

Book reviews
Making Better Flies and The Healing Stream – a book about the River Wharfe and the River Eden

Cockwill
There’s a new trout species to go after in 2017 – the sparctic trout

Troutmasters
Are you amongst this month’s badge winners?

Match news
Iain Barr starts his new, hard-hitting column all about competition flyfishing

Wading in
Jeff Prest compares two types of angler – the home boy and the nomad!