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6 Cane is still able
Andy Parker has fun with 6ft cane rods


12 Faster, bigger, stronger
Craig Barr enjoys the best action he’s ever had late season at Grafham Water

19 New tricks!
Jonathan Tomlinson and Ben Beckwith sample new flies for big fish at Lechlade

24 The power of 2
Russ Symons has a two-fly set up that works well for him during late season

28 Egging them on
One of Burns Fishery’s regulars explains how Egg Flies work so well during winter


34 The down & dirty dozen
TF reveals 12 of the most popular lures used today and five readers can win the lot!


38 Advice squad
Our panel of experts answer your questions on the washing-line, Snakes, rod actions and more...

42 How to...
Paul Procter on fishing a rising river


47 UK waters
Latest information on Bank House, Knitsley Mill, Achagour and White House Mill fisheries

50 Spotlight on...
Winter hotspots for Pitsford Reservoir

52 Avington rises again
Avington gets new management and is back on track after a bit of a lull by its own high standards

53 In hot water
Steve Cullen heads off to Iceland’s River Varma in search of big brown trout


61 Tie a simple lure
Follow Peter Gathercole’s fly-tying sequence and get catching!

64 Flymasters
Your wet fly patterns are judged by Peter Gathercole who also sets a new tying challenge

68 Flybox fillers
How to tie a Yellow Deer Hair pattern


71 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including rods, clothing and luggage

76 Tippet rings
Russ Symons explains his fly line to leader connection

78 Fly-tying products
Travel vice, Straggle String selections and deer hair


80 News
What’s new on the trout scene, plus Scottish news

82 Investigation
The future of Chew Valley Lake

84 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

86 Read on the fly
Two more publications under the spotlight

87 Cockwill
All about exotic pheasants and feathers for tyers

88 Troutmasters
This month’s badge winners and catch pictures

92 Match news
Anglers World Holiday Individual Final

94 Iain Barr
The World Bank Masters and a Rutland double

98 Wading in
Why we will never swear by just one fly


46 Reader offer
Get a Storafly fly box and 200 flies for only £29.99 – a saving of £148!

58 Subscribe
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60 Reader competition
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