Kick-start winter grayling
Dave Wiltshire adds rubber legs to his grayling nymphs
Lakers on the line
Head for northern Manitoba to fish for predatory trout with David Wolsoncroft-Dodds
Burning up the Spey
Learn to tie the Kinermony Killer with Allan Liddle
The worm turns
Colin MacLeod's fishing season is saved by a single fly
The fly tying league returns for another year – with some great prizes on offer
Fish live in trees
Bankside trees are vital to aquatic life says Dave Southall
On my Christmas list is...
Your gift guide for the fisherman in your life this Christmas
Small fry, big punch
Mike Duxbury hits on a simple solution to a fry feeding challenge
Mike Harding praises the almighty Rotundus, God of a Friday night takeaway
Learn to tie this lifelke and exciting prawn imitation
What's in it for us?
Editor Mark Bowler takes a look at the recently published wild fisheries review
The Usual Suspects
All your favourite features: Tackle Bag, Sandison's Scotland, In the Net, the quiz and much, much more!
Quest for a 4ft salmon
Ted Logardt fishes four salmon rivers in three days in the quest for a 4ft salmon
Cased Caddis Jig Nymph
Dave Wiltshire shows a tie to use for the obstinate grayling
Death in the estuary
Malcolm Greenhalgh charts the rise of the cormorant
Just keep fishing
Is fishing good for you? David Beanland finds out the scientific answer
A simple, easy-to-use and deadly adaptation of a proven nymph that is turning the heads of trout and anglers alike
How many species can you catch on a fly in just one day? Dominic Garnett finds out
Neil Patterson introduces a fly designed for cold-hearted grayling – and hot-headed trout
The South of the South
Chris Paris takes a dream trip to New Zealand to fish the Southland
Last of the summer wine
Read about the spectacular fishing on offer at Draycote reservoir
The wind began to howl
A look at the devastation caused by last winter's storms on the south coast
Dave Southall offers dry fly patterns to imitate the adult Stonefly
All the regular favourites, including Mike Harding, In the Net, Tackle Bag and loads more!
How do fish perceive our flies underwater?
Postcard from Spain
Discover another dimension to the Mediterranean family holiday
Fishing after independence
Mark Bowler explores what independence could hold for fly fishing in Scotland
When copper turns to autumn gold
Learn how to tie the Copper Tom that will tempt salmon all season
A Man May Fish
Meet Merlin Unwin, angler and publisher
History, architecture, opera and culture aside - Vienna has some great chalkstream fishing to enjoy
On the bench
Take a look at what Magnus Angus has on the bench this month
100 hours in the Highlands
Head into the wild with Alan Liddle, fishing the waters above Loch Maree
Salmon on a Nymph
Using a nymph for salmon is far more than just a 'minor tactic'...
Parachute in a pile of slack
The technique behind a cast that puts slack line between you and your target.
A shining beacon at the back end
As autumn looms, Dave Wiltshire opts for his more generic Corixa pattern, which can also suggest a fry
We have SIX Daiwa jackets in a different styles to give away in our October quiz
Salmon on the dry fly in Newfoundland
Quick, no fuss, no mess, collared heads
Daddy's little secret
An unsinkable imitation with an irresistible body
Tall tails from the keeper
Observations of a river-keeper leads to a different style of dry fly
My World Cup diary
A football-hater enjoys a great month's fishing
Losing our integrity?
Views on the diploid v triploid stocking debate
Nottinghamshire's wild browns
Bow-and-arrow casts in Robin Hood country
Peter Fluck's Spitting Images
Meet the cartoon satirist who ties flies to characterise public figures
Alluring mullet flies to hang from a 'washing line'
A hero in adversity
The fly John Goddard turned to when the going got tough
Latest British reel
All the latest gear reviews
Chalkstream nymphing's deeper secrets
Carp take the biscuit
20lb specimens on a deer-hair fly
Glowing in the gloaming
A sea trout fly with a spark
The solution for when trout 'come short' or feed on tiny items.
Hide and seek
A guided clear-water chalkstream nymphing session.
Keep calm, and fish on
Flies and tactics to conquer trout feeding in a calm lane.
Gold on a budget
Allan Liddle's poor man's guide to Shetland.
Clyde-style on the lochside
How to adapt the sparse Scottish wet-fly style for stillwaters.
Meets the maestro who stalks gravel-pit carp with a fly.
Seven deadly sedges
George Barron's clutch of favourite caddis patterns for lakes.
King of the claret
Robert Gillespie shows us how to tie Ireland's top autumn Shrimp.
Recipe for summer sippers
Dave Wiltshire's half Gnat, half Ant suits a fall of either.
Trout on the bounce
Learn how to get extra drag-free drift of a dry fly.
Tie the fly purpose-built for weed
New spin on spinners
Neil Patterson takes a fresh look at spinner representations.
Classics in the news
Kelson materials to be auctioned.
In the Net
Ingenious fold-over Gummies, fibetts and fulgent fibres all reviewed.
Win a vice and Metz cape
Peak rotary vice and Grade 1 capes to be won!
Going for a classic
Meet the man who prefers to fish classic feather-winged singles for salmon.
How to tie and fish the ultra-sparse Scottish flies.
Highly charged Buzzer
Charles Jardine's visit to Pitsford required deep nymphing tactics, and a purpose-built Pupa.
Charles Jardine's simple twist to make a Steeple Cast easier and more effective.
10 ways to sneak under the radar
Catch more fish before you make a cast.
Where do anglers go…
... when the finally hang up their waders? asks Mike Harding.
Donegal's got it all
Tony King goes on a short break to catch all three of our main game fish species.
Best of Brittany
Experience the quality wild fishing offered by the north-west tip of France.
How to choose a great leader
What are the essential characteristics of a good fly-line to fly junction?
Angling club of the month
North Yorkshire's Richmond DAS.
Big fly, big fish
Chris Ogborne has proved that this old formula certainly works for bass.
Trout in glides take the Biscuit
How to tie a part spinner, part caddis for the evening rise.
Do the late-night locomotion
How Dave Wiltshire adds extra movement to his Caddis imitations.
4 Patagonia Stormfront packs to be won!
A holy trinity of dries for the Dales
The time's ripe for these three dry flies for the Yorkshire rivers
In Nelson's footsteps
The club that's re-vitalised the river on which the hero of Trafalgar once cast
Lose less flies in trees!
How to perfect the side-cast so your fly goes under the branches... and not into them!
Master the mini-tube for salmon
The subtle techniques to get the best from small nylon mini-tubes on flat water.
Pint-sized piking on your doorstep
There's bound to be a predatory sporting option for you just around the corner
Hunt the wildies of the chalkstreams
The truly wild trouting that runs through Hampshire, Wiltshire and east Dorset.
Tie three of Ireland's best
Flies that performed well throughout Ireland last season.
Join the quest for Alaska's king
An adventure to connect with the king salmon on fly.
A blue-winged olive secret
The strange case of the b-wo hatch and the colour purple.
The new tool from the Petitjean stable
An innovative piece of kit for stacking is reviewed.
How to turn beads on their heads
A simple trick to invert gold-head beads so you catch the bottom less!
Nymphing 'just under'
A tactic to present your flies for those days when trout 'come short' at the surface.
Algal bloom? Call for the Silver Doctor
Tie the wet fly to get you out of all sorts of difficult situations.
Travel vice tops £1500!
Why this relatively recent travel vice is fetching £1,500.
One step to movement & motion
Imitating the 'vivacious' action of the damselfly nymph with one material.
Low down, dirty, and deep
3 tried-and-tested techniques for early season rivers
When the Corrib gets tough ...
Martyn Haines thought his Mayfly fishing had been ruined by the weather, but alternative hatches made his holiday
The secrets to casting into the wind
Charles Jardine shows us
Paddling into wilderness
Anthony Glasgow uses a canoe to access the rarely fished lochs of Scotland’s hinterland
Superior to the Atlantic salmon
Game on! Peter McMullan says the steelhead that run British Columbia’s rivers in early spring are powerful adversaries
Welcome to Apache country
Frank Moors ties his Atomic Apache and relates just how far this salmon pattern has come in the last few years
A man may fish
Bruce Sandison meets the remarkable Orri Vigfusson, champion of international salmon politics, and keen salmon fisher
The dark side
Colin MacLeod, finds night fishing in the sea is highly rewarding
When ‘duffers’ become ‘difficult’
Dave Wiltshire dresses an ingenious Spent Spinner for wily trout late in the Mayfly feast
Sean Jones has discovered an effective natural dubbing – from his tabby cat
A Dabbler for all seasons
Mick Huffer ties a wet fly with wide appeal that can be used in a variety of situations, from early season to late
The Sutton Bingham Sting
Charles Jardine says that early season on this Westcountry reservoir can often mean tackling fry feeders, and he has an ingenious Minkie pattern for the job
The wet winter will mean Gordon Mackie can explore the exciting and productive fishing of the ‘lesser’ chalkstreams this season
Draw the curtain on spends
After the BFFI, Mike Harding and his wife have decided to call a truce on domestic spending
Chris ties a convincing, iridescent Beetle
John Stephens investigates the increasingly popular, super-charged blue trout at Bewl Water
Loch Shin and beyond
John Griffiths packs his tent and trout rod to hike into the Sutherland wilderness
Tackling the Ridge
Mark Bowler fishes the dawn shift on Ireland’s famous Ridge Pool on the Moy at grilse time
Tips to turn you into a better angler – Charles Jardine's new series
Tame the Tay
Ally Gowans’ big-river springer tips
Tie the Mayfly with the golden touch
Mick Huffer ties John Goddard’s Poly May Dun, one of today’s most extensively used Mayfly imitations
Chris Cullen says there’s nothing more exciting than to hear the shrill song of this terrestrial.
A dry that’s stoatally different
Neil Patterson introduces a new tying concept designed for movement
Bagging a tasty nymph
Jack Wilson makes juicy nymphs from fruit and veg bags
Anthony Glasgow says this classic fly can be adapted to cover all eventualities
Ellerdine and the Enigma
Charles Jardine’s new series considers a special fly, and describes how and where it is best used
Large, dark and civilised
Lunchtime, opening day. Dave Wiltshire gives us his dry fly for early river success
A palliative PB
Colin MacLeod is rewarded with a personal best mullet – a fly-caught 7-pounder
Mo The Lawn pays his last respects
Mike Harding encounters a couple of fly-tying gangsters in Fat Sam’s Speakeasy
A tangled web
Mark Bowler says take care when ordering your rod licence online
Becks and the raven's call
Danny Calderbank discovers the rich trouting of Cumbria’s streams
Angling club of the month
Bruce Sandison meets Derbyshire County AC which has some of the country’s best fishing
Go Rusty in March
Roman Moser says it's the best colour for early river nymphs
Solo and slow
Over-wintered fish on the Magic Buzzer
Henk van Bork ties the mid-19th century classic, the Usk Grub, for today
“I often impart a little drag to the dry fly” – John Goddard
The best of Irish
The top-performing rivers of Ireland during 2013
Opening day flies
Entice on your first cast
Dry for the rough and the smooth
Mick Huffer dresses his Hopper which can draw up trout in any conditions
Colin MacLeod charts the successes of his Flexible Fiend
Roamin’ in the Glomma
Neil Patterson travels to Norway in his quest for a 4lb grayling
Fly fishers prefer red-heads
Ways to add extra attraction to your patterns
The mysteries of Morar
Britain’s deepest loch is also one of the Highlands’ best kept fishing secrets
Mark Bowler says the lesser known limestone lough of Carra has riches to offer
Down to the wire
Mark Bowler says that rather than hook-wire can determine a fly’s success
It's an ill wind …
… not always, says Charles Jardine, who pin-points the benefits
The Commander’s first cast
Neil Patterson gives the fly to eke out a trout on those days when nothing seems to happen
Gordon Mackie recalls two great men of the Itchen
The early bird gets the worm
Mike Harding reflects on a seemingly endless close season
Stillwater fly-fisher Martin Williamson experiences the salmon and trout fishing on the Foyle system
The 6 deadly Plume Tips
Jeremy Lucas gives us six variations of his Plume Tip – the dry fly that catches 90% of his fish
Seducing the ladies
Charles Jardine gets close to a grayling shoal to work out the best approach
Afloat in the remote
Dominic Garnett says taking a float-tube to a hill loch gives access to virgin water – the problem is getting it there
Let the force of the Dark Lord be with you
Mick Huffer ties a remarkably effective wild trout mini-Muddler pattern
Neil Patterson gives us a design that’s got legs
Robert Gillespie says this fly is unparalleled when targeting grilse in slower flows
Austria's prince of rivers
Your ticket to the famous Traun and tributaries
Small fry, big attraction
An all-action mini-Zonker
Putting reality back into youth
Moc Morgan investigates how a small club is persuading youngsters to pick up a fishing rod
“Keep stoning her”
… and other 100-year old predictions made about our fly fishing are investigated by Malcolm Greenhalgh
The Pinocchio effect
Mark Bowler says that the kypes of male spawning fish are leading to misleading weight estimates
My flexible fiend
Colin MacLeod’s devastating new saltwater pattern for faster currents and deeper lying fish
Gold, warm AND handsome
Henk van Bork illustrates the dressing of the mixed-wing salmon fly, the Dunkeld
Wake up call
Gordon Mackie stalks New Year chalkstream grayling
The year of the Nosalmon
Mike Harding gazes into 2014 to see what the future might bring …
A man may fish, no.12
Meet the Irish dentist whose love of wild fishing lead him to become a leading light in protecting fisheries
Charles Jardine shows how to capitalise on the winter fry feeders
Seasonal Bugging secrets
Casting and tying tips from Wales for deep-river nymphs, courtesy of Gwilym Hughes
Glenda Powell – Irish casting champion
Daire Whelan asks how she became hooked on fishing, and about her new role in 2014
Get that gut-feeling
Tie the juiciest nymphs with cat-gut
Fish New Zealand's least pressurised river-systems
Lake District high
Climb, camp and cast
Magnus Angus demonstrates how to tie this popular nymph
Buoyant Bibio – the trout's moveable feast
Charles Jardine says that, unlike most dry flies, movement is the key to the Buoyant Bibio’s success
Rule the waves …
… with the Super Sedge. Mick Huffer demonstrates Tom Saville’s clever fly
No comfort from Joy
Mark Bowler urges anglers to decline farmed salmon this Christmas as fish-farm sea lice comes home to roost
A sting in the tail
Colin MacLeod hooks a surprise from the beach … a British first on fly?
Henk van Bork ties a favourite fly of his, Kelson’s Black Fancy from 1875, which still looks good on a leader today
Black pall over Yorkshire grayling
Dave Southall pin-points cormorant predation in grayling decline
Professor of weed
Neil Patterson tweaks a chalkstream dry fly to cope with heavily weeded stream
Crack our code to win a Christmas present
Better at wielding the handbag
Mike Harding discovers Thatcher was a handy fisher-woman
Tenkara on a high
Carl Dixon finds a tenkara outfit is perfect for tackling the mountain streams of south-west Ireland
Fifty years on
Gordon Mackie explains how natural remedies breathe new life into southern rivers