TROUT FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
Trout Fisherman magazine is the first port of call for those wishing to enter the world of fly fishing and then develop their skills. Well written, easy to follow articles make expert advice palatable for the masses with the latest flies, fishing techniques and fishing tackle showcased. If you’re into still-water fly fishing,Trout Fisherman magazine is a must read, comprehensively covering techniques to catch even more fish, with detailed, informative and friendly advice.
6 Get a Monk on
If the trout are hot and bothered, try for carp on fly. Peter Cockwill tests out his new patterns
12 Squatter’s rights!
Iain Barr crouches low to target Grafham’s shrimp-feeders with his new flies
18 Worth the effort
Nick Hart works extra hard to catch late-season browns at Wimbleball Reservoir
23 Silver from the surf
Top tips for catching bass on the fly
26 Match the thatch
Peter Cockwill selects flies a similar shade to the weed because insects do the same!
32 The humble Hopper
Steve Cullen sings the praises of this highly-successful surface pattern
36 Dee Valley Spider-swing
Paul Richardson covers more water by swinging Spiders on the River Dee in Wales
Get ready for this autumn highlight
WHERE TO FISH
47 UK waters
Four top trout fisheries to visit this month
50 Spotlight on...
Kennick Reservoir in Devon
52 Otterburn Castle
A historic retreat with its own stretch of river
56 Advice squad
Fishing Buzzers, hot weather sport and the ‘J’ knot
59 How to...
Pick the right tippet material
65 Tie the Halfhog
Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step to a top autumn pattern
68 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties an ‘unsinkable’ Daddy
72 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon picks his top autumn fly patterns
Peter Gathercole judges your Hopper imitations and sets a new fly-tying challenge
79 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including Wychwood fly lines and Scierra waders
84 Fly-tying products
Tying with Hardwear tools, hotspot vinyl and compara cow elk
OPINIONS & NEWS
Fishing4Schools, fly fairs and the sad loss of Tony Fordham
Trout Fisherman readers have their say on fly-fishing for pike and mixed-method fisheries
Fishing still has the capacity to surprise us, as Peter explains...
This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch pictures from around the UK
95 Iain Barr
Scierra Pairs tactics and why this could be a great late season
98 Wading in
Is there a move within fishing to gradually isolate killing trout?
46 Subscription offer
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