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December 2016

In This Issue | December 2016

On sale Friday, November 11th, 2016, Only £3.60

  • East Cape adventure

    Explore a remote, unfished corner of New Zealand

  • Recipes for success

    Spider tying styles and 31 key patterns

  • Follow my leader

    Explaining the strengths and popularity of the French leader

  • Meet Blagdon's bank guru

    .. and tie his Blagdon Bach - 300 fish this season!

  • Tie a Stick to beat the winter with

    A dressing for cooler conditions

  • Meet the Keswick Angling Association

    ... which controls the fishing on idyllic Derwentwater

  • Join our 2016-17 Fly Tying League

    To win this £400 Petitjean vice!

  • Happy landings

    How to counter a big grayling's defence strategy

  • The cane question

    Modern cane v carbon: which comes out on top?

  • The girl from the wildest waters

    BBC Big Fish contestant Jo Stephenson's take on fly fishing

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Loch Earn rainbow rejected as British record | 02.12.16

34lb 12oz rainbow trout classed by British Rod-caught Fish Committee as "cultivated"

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Endrick, Leven, Nith and Ness elevated from Marine Scotland’s Category 3 status | 01.12.16

Marine Scotland's re-categorisation of its conservation limits on Scottish rivers have led to rivers Endrick, Leven, Ness and Nith as longer being mandatory catch-and-release waters

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Patagonia turns Black Friday Green | 24.11.16

Patagonia is donate 100% of its Black Friday sales to grass-roots environmental organisations

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Petitjean to demonstrate at BFFI 2017 as tickets come on sale | 15.11.16

Cul de canard expert Marc Petitjean to appear at British Fly Fair International in February 2017 as advance discounted tickets come on sale

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Tweed on TV | 07.11.16

BBC Scotland six-part documentary to feature life of the banks of the river Tweed

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FF&FT to sponsor Irish Fly Fair | 17.10.16

Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine is to be media sponsor of the Galway Fly Fair this November

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New salmon spawning ground to be created | 10.10.16

Rivers in Devon and West Somerset will have gravel added to create habitats

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Latest Blog Entries

Mark Bowler
Mark Bowler | Now you see it… | 28.09.16

… now you don't! Mark Bowler asks if the condition of fluorocarbon determines how 'invisible' it is

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Malcolm Greenhalgh
Malcolm Greenhalgh | The 2016 trout season | 05.12.16

Malcolm Greenhalgh sums up his trout season for 2016 - hatches, catches, grannom, Caenis, caddis, Snake flies, sea trout, salmon and stocking

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David Wolsoncroft-Dodds
David Wolsoncroft-Dodds | Batten down the hatches | 15.12.15

For someone who earns their living as a guide, November and December's weather has been very tough.

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Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle | Ain’t got no post-season blues | 11.11.16

Autumn colours and rainbows at Millbuies, Spey days at Kellas Fishery, and winter fly-tying sessions

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The Damp Angler
The Damp Angler | Glory at Grassholme | 11.11.16

Fruitless visits to the Co Durham rainbow trout water of Grassholme culminated in late-season joy with a carefully presented Orange Fritz Booby

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Charles Jardine
Charles Jardine | Stuff and Nonsense | 01.10.15

"Why can’t people just celebrate going fishing?" Charles Jardine rallies against, what he believes, is a type of 'fishing snobbery'

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