6 Celebrating 40 years
The men who shaped Trout Fisherman and a look back at key moments in our history
12 It came from the deep!
Gareth Jones switches from dry flies to lures to save the day at Llyn Clywedog
18 Mountain rainbows
Mike Thrussell beats the lowland heat by heading to the hills in search of active trout
Scott Pozzi tries a variety of methods and patterns on a hot evening at a Scottish water
28 Top-of-the-water Tinto
Three Tinto regulars showcase their surface techniques
36 Nymphy-lure for browns!
Iain Barr uses a Hare’s Ear and Tadpole hybrid to tempt cracking browns from his local river
41 Let battle commence
Peter Cockwill picks a scorching summer day to target powerful carp with a fly
49 Daddy Longlegs
The lifecycle and top imitations
WHERE TO FISH
51 UK waters
Four top fisheries to visit this month
54 Spotlight on...
Late summer hotspots on Draycote
56 Cayman Islands
Some of the UK’s top match anglers enjoy the holiday of a lifetime
62 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on reverse casting, shuttlecock patterns and fishing Buzzers
64 Snowbee advice
The types of leader materials and their uses
66 How to...
Paul Procter’s guide to nymph fishing tactics
71 The Muddled Daddy
How to tie this versatile pattern
74 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Blue-flash Damsel
77 Fly evolution
We track the progression of the Invicta and Dabbler as new materials hit the shelves
Peter Gathercole judges your Daddy Longlegs patterns and sets a new fly-tying challenge
83 New gear
The Hodgman wading jacket, Snowbee’s Spectre rods, Wychwood waders and more
88 How tackle & clothing has changed
From 70s to now – my God we used to be scruffy!
90 Fly-tying products
Spotlight on synthetic hackles, quills and foam legs
OPINION & NEWS
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
Scottish news and ‘in brief’ stories
95 Junior Troutmasters final
How Morgan Wyn Jones triumphed on his final attempt at Thrunton Long Crag
This month’s badge winners and catch pictures
102 Match news
Iain Barr discusses England’s selection policy
106 Wading in
Jeff Prest has enjoyed studying TF’s history!
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