TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 515

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BE INSPIRED

6 Glass fibre rods
David Felce raves about glass fibre rods while on holiday in Spain fly-fishing for carp

TACTICS

12 Dries under your feet
Iain Barr crouches down and flicks small dry flies out to shrimp feeders at Rutland

18 Feel over sight!
One angler’s opinion that indicators are no match for ‘feel’ when fishing

24 Hoppers at any depth
Gareth Jones fishes a traditional dry fly on a sinking line at Eyebrook!

FOCUS ON...

29 Autumn set-ups
Four top fly combinations

34 Growth industry
How fisheries and anglers can deal with weed

36 Fish the weedbeds
Catch trout feeding on snails, corixa and sticklebacks

38 Flymasters champion
Jeffrey Prest meets a top fly-tyer at Aldin Grange fishery to discuss all things fishy!

WHERE TO FISH

43 UK waters
Three top trout fisheries to visit this month

45 Born again
There are some big changes afoot at Ravensnest fishery in South Wales. Peter Cockwill investigates

50 Spotlight on...
Llyn Trawsfynydd in North Wales

52 Start fly-fishing at Meon
A friendly place to start down south

ADVICE

54 Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions

58 How to...
Paul Procter’s top tips on fishing with nymphs

FLY-TYING

63 Perch Zonker
Peter Gathercole ties a killer fry pattern for the back end of the season

66 Flybox fillers
Step-by step to an easy-to-tie Black Pinfry

70 Fastmail flies
Six more autumn patterns described by England’s Phil Dixon

72 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your fry imitations and sets a new fly-tying challenge

TACKLE

77 New gear
Robbie Winram looks at the latest gear including Cortland rods and Vision waders

82 Fly-tying products
New hooks from Ahrex, plus Neon Hackle, Bugger Bou and holographic tinsel

OPINIONS & NEWS

84 News
Latest from the trout scene

87 Are line weights correct?
Clearing the confusion around line ratings. They’re not always correct it seems

88 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

90 Troutmasters
Are you among this month’s badge winners?

94 Book reviews
Two more books get the Jeff Prest treatment

95 Iain Barr
Why this could be a terrific late season

98 Wading in
Jeff Prest describes his journey to find the ultimate wet weather gear – with hilarious consequences!

OFFERS

42 Cortland tools offer
FREE Cortland zinger, line clippers and tippet retainer worth £7.97 (just pay postage)

62 Rod & reel offer
Buy a Greys GR10 rod and get a FREE Stillwater cassette reel

76 Subscription offer
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