TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 509

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TACTICS

6 Wowed by Wimbleball
A rejuvenated Wimbleball reservoir produces supercharged early season sport

12 The double Booby
Gareth Jones uses two buoyant flies to catch at Llandegfedd Reservoir

18 Storm amid the calm
Peter Cockwill persuades fish to come out and play on a mirror-flat Buckinghamshire fishery

24 Making moves
Keeping on the move on small stillwaters often works in your favour, as Mike Thrussell discovers

28 Good old black & green
Craig Barr falls back on a tried and trusted simple approach at Toft Newton Reservoir

33 Wharfe factor
Fred Bainbridge enjoys a bumper day of Yorkshire brownies and grayling

BE INSPIRED

38 Making memories
Introduce a friend to fly-fishing and watch them get hooked on this great sport

FOCUS ON...

44 Time for mayflies
Get ready for the trout’s time of plenty

WHERE TO FISH 

47 UK waters
Four top stillwaters to visit this month

50 Spotlight on...
Late spring hotspots for boat and bank at Elinor Trout Fishery, Northamptonshire

ADVICE

52 Advice squad
TF’s experts answer your questions on dry fly tactics, foam rig winders, fishing in coloured water and more...

56 How to...
Catch in a flat calm. Paul Procter has the answers

60 Tackle advice
Simon’s Simon Kidd advises on what rod to choose and how to gain extra distance on the cast

FLY-TYING

61 The Golden Olive Booby
Peter Gathercole ties a muted version of this stillwater favourite

64 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Midas Dry Fly

68 Fastmail flies of the month
Six successful patterns and how to fish them

70 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your Irish-style wet Mayfly patterns and sets a new challenge

TACKLE

75 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including a Shakespeare travel rod and Orvis waders

82 Fly-tying products
Tying flies with dubbing on a spool, squirrel hair and a new translucent Fritz

OPINION & NEWS

85 News
News round-up from Scotland

86 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

88 Cockwill
Peter meets up with old friends and makes new ones at the London Fly Fishing Fair

90 Troutmasters
This month’s badge winners and latest catch pictures

95 Match news
Iain Barr reports on his World Bank Masters event

98 Wading in
Jeff Prest gets to grips with a reader’s grumbles and explains where the magazine is headed

OFFERS

80 Reader offer
Save £154 on a Greys GR30 rod outfit – the perfect starter kit

84 Reader competition
9 lucky readers can each win a Greys QRS cassette reel, each worth £109.99 

89 Subscription offer
Subscribe to Trout Fisherman magazine this month and receive a Stillwater DX fly reel worth £39.99