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December 2016

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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


November 2016

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Two-tones for grayling

Four great colour combinations for autumn

Trapped by a Spider

Malcolm Greenhalgh's new series looks at Spider styles, materials, and the best patterns

Kit inspection

Prepareing for a fish'n'teering expedition

DIY dubbing brushes

Magnus Angus reviews a specialised piece of gear for fly tyers

Picking Alpine pockets

The challenge of trout streams in the Alps, after the skiers have departed

Brighton rocks!

How Colin Macleod got a BBC 'Big Fish' contestant onto his first fly-caught mullet

A "liitle piece of Heaven on Earth"

And the club that runs this beautiful stretch

7 Deadly Shipman's

21st Century versions of this deadly buzzer dry

Ox-blood and amber

A key recipe for an autumn Pot-belly Pig

Win the new Hardy ASR Ultralite reel

... and a Greys Platinum Extreme line


October 2016

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Otter delight

Dominic Garnett knows a good place in Devon...

Rowbank Angling Club

October's Daiwa Angling Club of the Month

A bundle of Bob flies

Allan Liddle ties seven deadly Bob flies

Magnificent Marble

Slovenia holds some huge marble trout, join the religion!

Fancy that!

Malcolm Greenhalgh justifies his obsession with ancient grayling patterns

A gem of a saltwater fly

Colin MacLeod says a 160-year old grayling fly is proving reliable for mullet today

Moonlight and muddy water

Take advantage of the moon and coloured water when hunting for big pike

Champions League!

Roger Salmonnson introuduces us to the Europa 12

Bob's your Uncle!

In this month's textbook tying Mick Huffer demonstrates Bob Wort's Bits

The Best of the Rest

We have all the usual suspects, your favourites, including: Magnus' reviews, Chris Sandford, News, Letters, Bruce Sandison and much, much more!


September 2016

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Gold on the beach

Colin MacLeod demonstrates his special sand shrimp pattern that's making waves on the coast


An adaptation of a steelhead pattern for the UK's migratory fish

The Wizard of Farmoor

In sweltering weather, Charles Jardine gets a sunk-line tutorial from a 16-year old

The Fifth Beetle

Neil Patterson's latest entry into his Wild Trout's Wish List!

It's time for the tiny flies

As flows get low, Ally Gowans turns to his nine super 'wee flees' dressings

Kate's six deadly sisters

Half-a-dozen top McLaren variations for wild trouting (and reservoirs!)

Silver from the salt

Mark Bowler's coastal sea trouting guide looks at tactics. approach and flies

Tie for joy!

Dave Wiltshire uses some unusual feathers for a tasty Iron Blue Dun

Welcome... to Jurassic Lake!

Go dry fly fishing on Argentina's Strobel Lake

A Sturdy ally

In Textbook Tying we show how to tie Sturdy's Fancy - perfect for autumn grayling

The Best of the Rest!

All your usual favourites, including: Magnus' reviews, Bruce Sandison, Chris Sandford, Textbook Tying and plenty more!


August 2016

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King of the Jungle

Deep in the Malaysian rainforest lurks the fearsome snakehead ... and the man who catches them!

Angling Club of the Month

Meet August's Daiwa Angling Club of the Month... the Vale of Clwyd Angling Club!

Sea-side sea trout

Editor Mark Bowler says there's exhilarating sport to be found off the UK coastline

Iron feather

Oliver Edwards uses CdC to imitate the iron blue dun

The Angel of Draycote

... because he has a tie for the notorious jelly fry

Coming to a beach near you

Colin Macleod tackles his first 'bass blitz' of the season

Summertime blue

Johan Put reveals an ingenious imitative Adult Damsel for hot summer days

Reels n' wheels

Head for the Isle of Man TT! TT? Tremendous Trouting, of course!

The universal provider

Mick Huffer demonstrates how to tie an effective low-water pattern for both sea trout and grilse

Win a custom-built sea trout rod!

We have an Alan Riddell rod to give away in our August quiz!

The Usual Suspects

All your usual favourites, including: Magnus' reviews, Neil Patterson, Chris Sandford, Dave Wiltshire and much, much more!


July 2016

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A piece of Patagonia...in Wales?

John Brown discovers the huge sea trout of the Welsh Dovey

Angling Club of the Month

Meet this month's Daiwa Angling Club of the Month, and the flies they use

Lost Mojo...found!

Head for Assynt to re-discover your lost fishing mojo, so says Anthony Glasgow

Each way bet

An old Deveron pattern for salmon and sea trout, discovered by Frank Moors

Top of the poppers

David Wolsoncroft-Dodds enjoys thrilling top-of-the-water sport with large pike on a popper

Upgrading the Klinkhamer

Hans van Klinken upgrades his Special fly to version 2.0

Pale Rider

Oliver Edwards imitates summer's pale wateries

Expect the unexpected

Norway is Neil Patterson's destination for some superb summer grayling and trout fishing

Hot & Fiery!

This month's Textbook Tying fly is a bit spicy...

The Usual Suspects

Plus all your usual favourites, including: Chris Sandford, Bruce Sandison, Magnus' reviews and plenty more...


June 2016

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Summer Special!

The June issue is an extra-large, bumper sized issue, perfect for your early summer reading!

The American Dream: California

Brian McGarvey travels to fish the McCloud River

The American Dream: Yellowstone

Dave Southall fishes where the buffalo roam in the Yellowstone National Park

The American Dream: Montana

Kadi de Rakoff heads to Montana

The wild life

Anthony Glasgow heads for the Highlands, rod, backpack and tent in tow for a three-day expedition

Yellow Duck

Oliver Edwards continues his 'Adventures in CdC' by introducing us to his Yellow May Dun pattern

Celtic connection

Allan Liddle feels right at home in the south of Ireland

The Dynamic Duo

Roger Smith explains how his Klink 'n Dink set-up has evolved into something more spohisticated

Hog's grub

This month's Textbook Tying fly is Mick Huffer's realistic freshwater hog-louse pattern, to fish deep and slow on hot days

Glorious Invicta

Daiwa Angling Club of the Month for June is East Midlands-based Invicta Angling Club

One 'Orrible thing

Bob Preston traces the evolution of a CdC Mayfly pattern that may be ugly, but is pretty effective, too

Plenty more!

Tackle Reviews, a prized salmon fly for the Usk, Charles Jardine's sketches from a grannom hatch, A look at the EU referendum on fishing in the UK and the Fly Tying League final results!


May 2016

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Oliver Edwards ties again!

Oliver Edwards is back and tying in FF&FT once again...read about the 'Sitting Duck' in part one of his 'Adventures in CdC'

The Lakeland squire's wallet

Uncover an old wallet full of Lake District specials

By Royal appointment

A blue Damsel from Kent's Tenterden Waters

Behind the secret door...

Retrace the steps of Cotton and Walton in a mystical and magic place

Aberfeldy Angling Club

FF&FT's next door neighbours are this month's Daiwa Angling Club of the Month


The history behind one of the biggest influences on modern fishing: the silk worm

Weasel out sea trout

Bjarne Laursen uses a tiny zonker to tempt big salmon and sea trout

Don Delights

Allan Liddle finds ways to approach the wary trout of the Aberdeenshire Don

Mayhem in May!

Neil Patterson enjoys a good bit of Mayfly mayhem

Skinny water for fat trout

Dave Southall advises us to head for the riffles... and be prepared for action

Trendy Mayfly

The Textbook Tying fly this month is an ingeniously hackled dry with an "attractor hackle" of pink

Is it a nymph? Is it a dry?

Dave Wiltshire adds an unusual floating nymph to his fly box

Win an Orvis Helios 2 rod!

One lucky winner could win a fantastic Orvis rod in our May quiz!

The Usual Suspects

We have all your usual favourites, plus plenty more, including: Magnus' reviews, Chris Sandford, Bruce Sandison and the Round Three Fly Tying League results


April 2016

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47 double-figure sea trout

Discover the secrets of the man who catches the big ones

A lake to yourself...

Mark Bowler knows a good place in the Lake District

Your Next Cast?

Tomas Kolesinskas presents his special fly for low flows and holding-pools

The Iron Lady

We meet the second of Charles Jardine's Local Heroes

Daiwa Angling Club of the Month

Meet the Clyde club founded in 1874

After the floods

What impact might the recent UK flooding have on our fishing? Ally Gowans investigates

Eastern excellence

...just round the corner from Inverness!

Award yourself the MBE

A superb March Brown emerger from Peter McCallum, which has a few specimens to its name already

Luck of the loughs

BFFI draw winner, Kaye Fulcher, reports on her trip to the Foyle fisheries

The Nymph in lure's clothing

In this month's Textbook Tying, we demonstrate a superb early season, versatile, controller point fly for over-wintered and stock fish alike

Win with Sexyloops!

We have a fantastic selection of Sexyloops prizes to give away in our quiz - worth over £700!

The Usual Suspects

All the best of the rest, including; Chris Sandford, Magnus' reviews, Bruce Sandison and The Fly Tying League Round 2 results


March 2016

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Angling Club of the Month

Find out who takes the title for March...

Fool me once...

Dave Wiltshire tells us his technique for tricking early season olive-feeding trout.

Gnat Snack

Neil Patterson ties the Gnat West, a fly designed to extend early season hatches

Success with Nymphs

Roman Moser illustrates how to fish a nymph at a distance in a river

Surprise package

Andrew Hogg explains his addiction to the limestone lochs of Scotland

Irish Mayflies see red

The evolution of the Mayfly pattern is alive and well, so says Martyn Haines

Rolling in the deep

'How deep is deep?' when it comes to fishing for spring salmon, asks Ally Gowans

Final Round!

Find out the set fly to tie for the final round of the Fly Tying League!

Young rascal!

Meet the eight year old fly fisherman who is taking Ellerdine by storm!

Spanish Gold

Andy Lush targets the super-charged barbel of Spain - with a dry fly

Essential Quiz!

We have a fantastic 10 (yes, TEN) vouchers to give away for the Essential Fly in this month's quiz!

The Best of the Rest

We have all your regular favourites; Bruce Sandison, Chris Sandford, Reviews, Last Cast and loads more!


February 2016

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Nature's way

Dave Southall with the keys to success for imitative stillwater winter fishing

Set sail!

Head for the South China Sea, where El Nino has created an area alive with sailfish

The weighting game

Dave Wiltshire analyses weighting techniques for bugs and shrimps

Loch Ordie's dark secret...

This month's textbook tying is special variant perfect for midge and sedge hatches on wild waters

Piggy back pupae

We reveal the ultimate material for realistic, juicy, larval and pupal bodies

Foam Party

Colin Macleod discovers brown sea foam sends mullet into a frenzy

Silver at the end of a rainbow

Bjarne Laursen shows a life-like, mobile fly perfect for sea trout in saltwater

Spring classic

Learn to tie a Kelson classic fly

A spate on the Clare

Tony Carmody overcomes an upstream nymphing problem

Finger tyin' good

Ditch the vice: tie in hand! Andrew Griffiths tries it out

Vices ready: Round 3!

Discover the fly patterns for the next round of the Fly Tying League

Win a Gaelforce line!

We have a selection of great prizes up for grabs from Gaelforce in our quiz!


January 2016

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Hit a purple patch

Tie the trendy fly which is attracting Scottish salmon

A fishery that defies the seasons

Dom Garnett knows a good stillwater for winter

Bead Master

Jim Lees shares his template pattern for bead-headed nymphs and relates how conditions influence colour choice

Monumental valley

A visit to Montana to fish the Missouri and the Madison


Sparkling fibres from the magic valley: get to grips with Gallo de Leon feathers

Christmas salmon-fly conundrum

Solve our annual Christmas codeword to win superb prizes

Heavy metal micros

Dave Southall uses copper and tungsten to get his Micro Buzzers down in the deep mid-winter

A Woman May Fish

Meet the Lady of the Tay

Round Two!

The second round of the Fly Tying League kicks off with the Yellow Owl

A Proper floating nymph

Neil Patterson enjoys more time on the river thanks to Datus Proper's dressing

Win a three-day spring-fishing break for three!

Win a fishing break on the Earn in our Quiz

Red alert!

Mick Huffer demonstrates a Daddy-long-legs which is a hit with wild trout

Weights and measures

Dave Wiltshire analyses weight in nymphs

The Usual Suspects

We have the best of the rest too: reviews, Bruce Sandison, Last Cast, Gordon Mackie and loads more!


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