Phil Dixon reveals his ideal winter leader set-ups for small stillwaters
Why I hate the Montana
Nick Hart is no great fan of this nymph pattern, but is prepared to give it one last chance during a day at Simpson Valley fishery
Russ Symons chooses winter flies with that extra ‘rubbery’ kick for extreme movement
Ways to prolong your fishing career
Pensioner Malcolm Proudlock has a few tricks to keep fishing despite age!
Fly heaven & fly hell
Top contributors, and the editor, reveal their favourite fly patterns plus the ones they don’t like at all!
Bowls of rainbows
Rob Edmunds’ tips for cracking early-season concrete bowl waters
Stop tangles in the wind
Northern contributor Nick Halstead reveals his tricks to avoid getting tangles in a strong early-season breeze
WHERE TO FISH
We highlight four stillwater fisheries worth visiting this month
Our ‘at a glance’ guide to fishing the in-form Farmoor 1 & 2 reservoirs
Matt Harris visits a long-forgotten eastern corner of the Russian Empire in search of
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions on CdC fly treatments, lure fishing and bankside etiquette
Follow Paul Procter’s top tips for turning tentative tugs into solid takes
The Mobile Montana
Peter Gathercole ties a deadly variation on a classic nymph from yesteryear
Results of the ‘buoyant’ pattern challenge
How to tie a Beadhead Bloodworm
The latest gear reviews including Hardy’s Ultralite ASR reel and Airflo chest waders
Robbie Winram looks at Chewing Gum chenille, dry fly hackles and fluorescent threads
OPINION & NEWS
All the most important match dates for 2017 and other news from the trout scene
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
To what extent is poaching hurting our fisheries and what’s being done about it?
Are you amongst this month’s badge winners?
Iain Barr’s reaction to the published 2017 match dates
Features Editor Jeffrey Prest reports on how our drugs affect fish