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

24 Glensherup
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


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

78 Flymasters
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


92 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

94 News
Scottish news and ‘in brief’ stories

95 Junior Troutmasters final
How Morgan Wyn Jones triumphed on his final attempt at Thrunton Long Crag

98 Troutmasters
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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