TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 495

BE INSPIRED

6 Roam alone
Fred Bainbridge finds solitude and quality wild browns on Yorkshire’s River Ure

TACTICS

12 When fish have been battered
The tactics to employ when a water has slowed due to heavy angling pressure

18 Travel light to catch
Nick Hart on why he prefers to carry just the bare essentials when targeting a small stillwater

25 Flies to force a take
The pressure is on when Craig Barr is faced with a difficult session at a Norfolk stillwater

29 Doris day
Peter Cockwill takes on Rockbourne’s Arctic char when Storm Doris is in town!

FOCUS ON...

36 Buzzers
Steve Cullen reveals his winning set-ups for fishing this most important stillwater fly

WHERE TO FISH

45 UK waters
Latest information on Kingfisher Lake, Loch Fad, Pitsford Water and Ringstead Grange

48 Escape to the wilderness
Take a walk on the wild side in search of salmon and dolly varden in Alaska

54 Spotlight on...
The west country’s Chew Valley reservoir with local guide John Horsey

ADVICE

58 Advice Squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions on fly-line choice, backdrifting and fishing Buzzers on the reservoirs

62 How to...
Paul Procter’s indepth guide to fishing Buzzers successfully

FLY-TYING

67 How to tie a Cormorant
Peter Gathercole ties a nymphy lure

70 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a version of Dick Walker’s classic Mayfly Nymph

74 Flymasters
Your suggestive nymph patterns are judged by Peter Gathercole, who also sets a new challenge

TACKLE

79 New gear
The latest tackle reviews including Vision’s Onki rod and Hart Pro 5 waders

86 Fly-tying gear
Robbie Winram looks at a new bobbin holder, dubbing brushes and realistic eyes

OPINION & NEWS

90 News
A young man’s charity marathon fishing session, flyfishing courses and what’s new on the trout scene

93 Cockwill
Peter Cockwill comments on the importance of having balanced tackle

94 Investigation
Jeff Prest discusses the latest news regarding cormorants, mink and otters

96 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say on women flyfishers and prolonging a fishing career

98 Troutmasters
Are you among this month’s badge winners?

102 Match news
Iain Barr discusses the role match-fishing plays in providing enjoyment and friendship

106 Wading in
Jeff Prest travels to New Mills, Cumbria and discovers a positive, forward-thinking water