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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

The great Christmas codeword

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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: 21.01.22

    Snowbee Ranger breathable waders

    The search for tough, durable breathable waders Snowbee Ranger breathable waders. I have a love/hate relationship with breathable waders. I love them when they are completely waterproof. They are light, airy, offer freedom of movement, they are cool, they look great, and they keep you dry. However, as soon as ...

  • 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

Featured Videos

  • Published On: 21.01.22

    Making a hand whip-finish

    How to make a whip-finish by hand to finish a tied fly

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

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