6 Your first...
TF readers reveal their fly-fishing firsts...
8 12 months, 12 recruits?
Paul Richardson shares the lessons he learnt when trying to get 12 people into fly-fishing
14 Headwind action
Why getting distance and turnover into a headwind can make a world of difference
20 It’s time for big browns
Those huge browns are stocked in winter, so now’s the time to catch them
26 When amber means go!
A northern angler has success with that top winter pattern, the Amber Apps’ Worm
32 Better Booby fishing!
If there’s one fly that reigns supreme in winter it has to the Booby, as Steve Cullen explains
38 The Wednesday Fly
Why using unusual colour combinations can provoke more takes
42 Make your gear last!
Prolong the life of your fishing gear
WHERE TO FISH
47 UK waters
Four top fisheries to visit this month
50 Exhilarating Exmouth
A fishing paradise in north-west Australia
54 Advice squad
TF’s panel of experts answer your questions
57 Fly rod hunting?
Top tips if you are planning on buying a new rod
58 How to...
Fish nymphs in winter
63 Pearly Invicta Muddler
Follow Peter Gathercole’s sequence
66 Flybox fillers
Russ Symons ties a Black Poodle, an old-time pattern enjoying something of a resurgence
Peter Gathercole judges your modern mini lure/wet fly entries and sets a new challenge
75 Gear on test
Robbie Winram reviews the new Greys Combo outfits, Scierra neoprene waders and more...
80 Fly-tying products
Lever-action vice, suede chenille and hare dubbings
OPINIONS & NEWS
Win a stay in France, book tickets for fishing shows and what’s new on the trout scene
84 Buyer beware
The perils of buying ‘cheap’ tackle on eBay
85 Book & DVD reviews
Jeffrey Prest peruses the latest offerings
Trout Fisherman readers have their say
88 Tackling jargon
What do some of those terms in the tackle brochures actually mean? We find out...
In celebration of the many trout species now out there
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95 Iain Barr
The former world champion reveals his top tips for winter sport on small stillwaters
98 Wading in
Jeff Prest investigates a new species of brown trout found in a Scottish loch
46 Subscription offer
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74 Reader offer
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