TROUT FISHERMAN ISSUE 514

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BE INSPIRED

6 Get a Monk on
If the trout are hot and bothered, try for carp on fly. Peter Cockwill tests out his new patterns

TACTICS

12 Squatter’s rights!
Iain Barr crouches low to target Grafham’s shrimp-feeders with his new flies

18 Worth the effort
Nick Hart works extra hard to catch late-season browns at Wimbleball Reservoir

23 Silver from the surf
Top tips for catching bass on the fly

26 Match the thatch
Peter Cockwill selects flies a similar shade to the weed because insects do the same!

32 The humble Hopper
Steve Cullen sings the praises of this highly-successful surface pattern

36 Dee Valley Spider-swing
Paul Richardson covers more water by swinging Spiders on the River Dee in Wales

FOCUS ON…

44 Daddies
Get ready for this autumn highlight

WHERE TO FISH

47 UK waters
Four top trout fisheries to visit this month

50 Spotlight on...
Kennick Reservoir in Devon

52 Otterburn Castle
A historic retreat with its own stretch of river

ADVICE

56 Advice squad
Fishing Buzzers, hot weather sport and the ‘J’ knot

59 How to...
Pick the right tippet material

FLY-TYING

65 Tie the Halfhog
Peter Gathercole’s step-by-step to a top autumn pattern

68 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties an ‘unsinkable’ Daddy

72 Fastmail flies
Phil Dixon picks his top autumn fly patterns

74 Flymasters
Peter Gathercole judges your Hopper imitations and sets a new fly-tying challenge

TACKLE

79 New gear
Robbie Winram reviews the latest gear including Wychwood fly lines and Scierra waders

84 Fly-tying products
Tying with Hardwear tools, hotspot vinyl and compara cow elk

OPINIONS & NEWS

86 News
Fishing4Schools, fly fairs and the sad loss of Tony Fordham

88 Letters
Trout Fisherman readers have their say on fly-fishing for pike and mixed-method fisheries

90 Cockwill
Fishing still has the capacity to surprise us, as Peter explains...

91 Troutmasters
This month’s badge winners plus your latest catch pictures from around the UK

95 Iain Barr
Scierra Pairs tactics and why this could be a great late season

98 Wading in
Is there a move within fishing to gradually isolate killing trout?

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