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6 Old gear V new
Two anglers go head-to-head to see whether new gear is really that much better than old


12 Deep on daphnia
It’s not all floating lines and dries in summer as Craig Barr discovers at Rutland
18 “A proper job”
Russ Symons reports from Burrator Reservoir, a success story in the making

21 Tug of war!
Popping dries can be a great technique in calm, clear water, as Russ Dyer discovers


27 Summer set-ups
Peter Cockwill’s two-or-three-fly combos that work in mid summer


33 UK waters
Four top stillwaters to visit this month

36 Future fisheries
We predict what trout fisheries might look like in 30 years’ time, given current trends

42 Midmar’s in good hands
Jeff Prest discovers the story behind Midmar Fishery’s success

48 Comfort zone
The Greyhound on the Test offers luxury and fishing

50 Spotlight on...
Thornton Reservoir’s bank and boat hotspots for the summer months


52 Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions on indicators, CDC flies and perch on fly tactics

56 How to...
Fish the evening rise

60 Tackle advice
Tips on smoking fish from Snowbee’s Simon Kidd


61 Tie a Yellow Owl emerger
Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step to a deadly dry that has many guises

64 Flybox fillers
Tie the F-Fly, an effective but simple dry

68 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon’s take on Fastmail’s mid summer offerings

70 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your high-floating Sedge patterns and sets a new challenge


75 New gear
Robbie Winram tests the latest tackle including rods, reels and clothing

80 Fly-tying products
Renomed scissors, Overton’s Wonder Wax and Flybox’s Eggstasy material reviewed


82 News
All the latest news from the UK trout scene, plus match results

84 Stay safe
Essential safety advice that could save your life

86 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say

88 Cockwill
Why communication with customers is key to success

90 Troutmasters
Are you a badge winner this month?

95 Iain Barr
It’s all about shrimps in Iain Barr’s world at Grafham, Rutland and Draycote

98 Wading in
World Fishing Day telethon and how our man sat through the full 24 hours!


26 Subscription offer
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74 Reader offer
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