6 Your first...
We share your fly-fishing ‘firsts’
8 Late season bank raid
Iain Barr gets up early to target Rutland’s big trout lying just yards from the shore
14 They still work!
Peter Cockwill fishes ‘old-fashioned’ wet flies at a rain-sodden Rib Valley lakes
20 The bare essentials
TF meets one angler who uses only four flies throughout a season
26 Glorious grayling
Top tips for late season sport
36 Mat finish?
TF talks catch and release with coarse anglers and asks if fly fishermen should use mats
37 Fish farming
Jeff Prest gains insight into how our trout are farmed and how one farm has become very efficient
42 Winter fishing
How to stay warm and dry this winter plus some tips to help you catch more
WHERE TO FISH
47 UK waters
Four top waters to visit this month
50 Spotlight on...
Winter tactics for Rutland Water
52 Big fish & bear country
Wild adventures on Alaska’s Kodiak Island
56 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on fry-feeding, wading boot soles and tying techniques
59 How to...
Catch a grayling with river specialist Paul Procter
63 The Humungus
Peter Gathercole ties a firm fry-feeding favourite for late season on stillwaters
66 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Winter Beady that will actually catch all year round
68 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon picks six successful flies for winter sport
Peter Gathercole judges your mobile weighted lure patterns and sets a new tying challenge
77 Gear on test
Robbie Winram reviews rods, waders, clothing, luggage and more...
82 Fly-tying products
Reviews of Extreme String, Slush Jelly and Easy Dub
OPINIONS & NEWS
Pike v trout feud rages on in Ireland and much more from the trout scene
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
Taxidermy: is it an ethical way to preserve fish?
Are you among this month’s badge winners?
93 Iain Barr
The 2019 World Bank Masters is launched
94 Match tips
England International John Horsey makes the case for competition fly-fishing
98 Wading in
Jeff Prest describes the end of his love affair with Boobies
36 Subscription offer
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46 Reader offer
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