Notes from the Bench

All you need to know about metal fly tying beads

Billy's the kid

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The last colour

A key addition for salmon

Lady grayling

With a solid gold tactical tip

Heavyweight champions

Bugs for winter deeps

Never leave home without it

The traveller's dry fly

The Red Army

Deploy Soldier Palmer's elite squad

The hunting gene

A fly fisher's progress

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Sucker for rainbows

Tie the leech that hatched out of the Woolly Bugger


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  • By Colin Macleod

    Cayo Cruz, Cuba. Day 4

    Published On: 05.01.22|

    A cold-front day is saved by jungle-busting for tarpon Nigel Horsman in action on the 'snow-white' flats. Day 4 At 6am the first shafts of golden sunlight streamed through a gap in the curtains, instantly ...

  • By Colin Macleod

    A week on Cayo Cruz (Day 3)

    Published On: 23.12.21|

    Colin gets a first attempt to wade alone, but the conditions are testing Five-pound bonefish for Colin under testing conditions. Day 3 For several days I had been watching the forecast anxiously. A cold front, ...


  • Published On: 15.07.21

    Winter dry fly on Grafham

    It's mid-December, and Charles Jardine heads to Grafham Water to fish dry fly with Peter De Kremer.

  • Published On: 01.07.21

    Astonished at Ardtornish

    Allan Liddle travels deep into Morvern to discover remote hill-loch fishing alongside a small spate-river migratory fish system at Ardtornish Estate.

  • Published On: 01.07.21

    Stickleback diamonds

    Mike Duxbury adapts a Minkie to deal with the notoriously difficult problem of pin-fry feeding.


  • Published On: 31.07.21

    Snowbee Fly-vest/Back-pack

    Combination of a fishing waistcoat at the front, and a back-pack at the back for the mobile fly-fisher who combines hiking with fishing

  • Published On: 31.07.21

    Seaguar Soft Plus

    A supple fluorocarbon with high strength for diameter which knots well, designed for freshwater

  • Published On: 23.12.19

    Mackenzie NX1 10ft #4 4-piece

    Brand new, at the time of writing NX1 rods are just arriving in tackle shops.

Featured Videos

  • Published On: 27.10.21

    Oliver Edwards’ CdC Dun

    Oliver Edwards – of Fly Tyers Masterclass fame – ties his prototypical Dun pattern to imitate upwing duns from pale wateries, to March browns, to green drakes (mayflies) using the buoyant, high-floating properties of cul de canard (CdC).

  • Published On: 25.10.21

    Stronger peacock herl bodies

    Magnus Angus demonstrates how to make peacock herl bodies stronger and more durable by using two simple techniques.

  • Published On: 25.10.21

    How to tie the 16-20 knot

    This is a knot designed specifically for tying on flies with ultra-light tippet material. It can also be used for tying on the tiny 2-3 mm stainless-steel tippet-rings which ...

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