TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 499

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BE INSPIRED

6 Browns of Brittany
Peter Gathercole samples the delights of Brittany’s wild brown trout fishing

TACTICS

12 Delicate artistry
How a light approach can be used to catch on reservoirs in a flat calm

18 Go west
We visit a fishery that offers a four-fish limit bag of specimen fish for just £40!

24 Clatto Fishery
Jeff Prest teams up with a local angler to learn about a water with a very interesting past!

29 Dry wets?
Iain Barr reveals a novel method of fishing wet flies at Carsington Water in Derbyshire

36 Don’t fear an east wind
Mike Thrussell visits a North Wales fishery to prove it is possible to find success in adverse conditions

40 Drift to fresh fish
Fishing fresh, unfished water is the key to success at in-form Farmoor Reservoir

FOCUS ON...

48 Sedges
The life-cycle and top imitations

WHERE TO FISH

51 UK waters
Four cracking stillwaters to visit this month

54 Spotlight on...
Loch Leven and its summer hotspots

56 Bones in shallow seas
Matt Harris wades the warm, clear waters of the Bahamas in search of trophy bonefish

ADVICE

62 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on tangle-free drifts, lines for deep water and tapered leaders

66 How to...
Paul Procter’s guide to picking the right lure colour

70 Snowbee advice
Tips on picking the right sinking fly-line

FLY-TYING

71 The Kicking Caddis
Peter Gathercole creates a summer Sedge pattern with bags of movement

74 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Silver Cormorant, the perfect fry imitation all season long

78 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your emerger patterns and sets a new fly-tying challenge

TACKLE

83 New gear
Hodgman wading boots, Airflo Airlite V2 rod and Snowbee sink-tip fly-lines are reviewed

88 Fly-tying
A look at Sybai’s fine synthetic dubbing, Neon Hackle from Flybox and the Stonfo tool bar

OPINION & NEWS

91 News
Bumper news section revealing all that’s going on in the trout fishing world

95 Cockwill
How a trip down memory lane does our contributor a world of good

96 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

98 Troutmasters
This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch photographs from around the country

103 Book reviews
Two more fishing publications get the Jeff Prest treatment

106 Wading in
Jeff Prest is surprised when parking the boat for lunch becomes an event in itself

OFFERS

46 Subscription offer
Get the next 3 issues of Trout Fisherman magazine delivered to your door for only £3!

90 Reader offer
An easy-to-cast Greys GR10 fly rod can be yours for just £40.