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December 2018

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A dry for all seasons

Tie this fly to use if fish rise at any time of the year

Ireland's silver furlong

Casting into one of Ireland's best salmon pools, right in the heart of Galway city

Winter Fly Tying Challenge!

FF&FT's new fly tying competition is announced

Mullet and meteorology

The sizzling summer heatwave triggered amazing sessions of mullet-fishing for Colin MacLeod

Growing up on Farmoor

Charles Jardine fishes the Oxfordshire reservoir with two of its rising stars

Bring me sunshine!

Howard Croston returns from the World Championships with observations on the sun's influence on river trout

Dimples at the surface

Why fishing dry flies, reading rise-forms, and the hooking of grayling is different to that of trout

Shimmer and shape

See-through Baitfish - how to tie it

Angling Club of the month

Carloway Angling Club - the community run estate on the west coast of Lewis

Win a Royal Wulff Triangle Taper Fly Line

Enter our quiz this month to win the TT line of your choice!

Courting lady luck

Adam Fewtrell looks at ways fly fishers can stack the odds in their favour

On the bench

Magnus Angus reviews a tyer's tool wheel... and more


November 2018

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Connemara cream

Mark Bowler visits six of the county's best salmon and sea trout rivers - all within a short drive of each other

Tackle Bag

A new reel from Airflo is tested by Magnus Angus

The ultra of ultra-violet

UV-cure resins and torches under the spotlight

A bob for the job

An alternative Bibio? Tying and fishing a proven top-dropper fly for trout, salmon and sea trout

Rumble in the jungle

Paul Arden stalks giant gourami in the rain-forest of Malaysia... with a dry fly!

My autumn almanac

Explosive fly action along the Welsh coast deep into October

A hint of smut

Charles Jardine describes the barely perceptible rise to reed smuts

South Uist under my skin

Allan Liddle is captivated by South Uist, and offers his favorite fly pattern for the wild trout there

Red alert!

A fly designed to make trout see red

The state of our rivers

Malcolm Greenhalgh reports from a forum investigating stocking and agricultural pollution

Purple patch

Phillippa Hake gives her most successful grayling pattern


October 2018

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Swimming with sharks

Is this why our salmon are suffering at sea?

Potent Brew

A high intensity Dabbler to pull fish from the deep water, demonstrated by George Burdess

Mending - an English disease?

County Mayo's clear-water Delphi fishery enables Mark Bowler to make some rare and valuable observations on salmon behaviour

Footloose with a four-weight

Fishing Clatworthy reservoir with just a rod, reel and a back-pack...

Angling Club of the month

Ally Gowans discovers the action-packed lochs and rivers of Stornoway Angling Association

Mercury rising

Colin MacLeod says this summer's heatwave has produced excellent mullet catches

Glamping with Brookies

Neil Patterson goes camping in Patagonia in search of the fish that excites him most

Now where did I put it...?

Howard Croston details how he organises all his tackle for a day's fishing so everything is easily to hand

Mountain fresh trout

With low flows and baking temperatures in the valley, George Barron packed light to enjoy great sport in the mountains

Twitch and trout

Allan Liddle visits a loch-fishing gem in a bird-watcher's paradise

Lofty perch

A clever Peter O'Reilly perch imitation for making the best of the onset of fry-feeding time


September 2018

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10 ways to catch more salmon and sea trout

10 key pointers for success

Permit on a rising tide

Mark Bowler takes a live-aboard trip into the distant cays of Belize

Breaking bad

Which of our favourite fly-to-tippet knots are best suited to take the strain?

The heat is on!

...and Charles Jardine says it's time to tune up your tactics

The canny Scottish salmon fisher

Alastair Gowans and Mark Bowler head north on their tour of Association waters

Cambrian Safari

Ceri Thomas hikes up into Snowdonia National Park to fish the llyns of the Moelwyn mountains

Making the duo dynamic

Howard Croston expands the use of Klink 'n Dink

Incomparable dun

An American dry fly which Bob Preston has used extensively, and highly recommends


August 2018

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Wedding Belles

Colin MacLeod celebrated the Royal Wedding by kicking off his mullet season

Salmon by Association

A tour for canny day-ticket salmon anglers

Czech Nymphing with dries

Short-line techniques for a variety of adverse fishing conditions

Angling club of the month

Dom Garnett meets Clatworthy Fly Fishing Club

Six stunning damsels

Having a Damsel imitation on the leader is often useful - and sometimes critical to success

Ancient versus modern

How contemporary fly patterns compare with older styles

When is a rise ...not a rise?

Identifying the underwater spinner fall

Re-wilding our rivers

To make a perfect trout stream Malcolm Greenhalgh believes we need to get back to nature

The attraction of cheap sherry

Andrew Moss stumbles on some ideal materials to perfect his Blue-winged Olive Spinner

Dead drift - a dead loss?

Howard Croston says there are many situations when moving your fly can out-score the perceived wisdom of nymphing

Wild trout Shin-dig

Why big, bold and beautiful Loch Shin is a destination well worth considering

The mighty Sparrow

Tying Jack's Sparrow!

Shrimp Special

Tying the tasty Soft Touch Shrimp


July 2018

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Wild, windswept and interesting

Ceri Thomas visits the jewel in the Welsh crown of wild-trout waters, Tal-y-Bont

Ocean's eleven

Colin MacLeod lists his top 11 successful mullet patterns

Sedge on fire!

Mick Huffer says Bob Carnill's Fiery Brown Sedge is the fly to tie on for summer sedge hatches

Hey Preska!

An adult caddis pattern to overcome bankside frustration

The Blagdon diamond

Charles Jardine fishes with a man who has tailored an approach an flies to suit the beautiful Mendips water

And now for something completely different...

Whe George Barron evolved the Dabbler into a dressing to suit salmon and sea trout, he didn't realise how good it would be for wild trout too

Getting my drift

Adding technology to loch-styling for salmon and sea trout

Fly Tying League 2017/18 in association with Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes

Fourth round winners!


Win a Snowbee Spector Predator/Saltwater rod!

Angling Club of the month

Wellow Brook Flyfishers in North Somerset

Yellow Mayhem!

Top advice for hectic summer sport


June 2018

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Win an Aleka 7wt 10ft X3T fly rod!

Reverse New Zealand

Mike Duxbury's method of presenting small nymphs static and horizontal, just under the surface

Reading between the lines

Howard Croston discovers four ways to catch the trout that no-one else can

A man may fish

Meet TV's Matthew Wright as he relaxes with his fly rod

Slobs and the Shannon eel-fest

Tony Carmody returns to his childhood estuary to seek slob trout on glass eels

Fly Tying League results

Round three leaders

Silvery June

Sandy Datta says that this month has all the ingredients for a good Scottish salmon run

The Wessex ranger

Charles Jardine meets up with Danny Ford at Hawkridge reservoir

Snow business

Andrew Moss designs duns and emergers using the buoyant hair from the foot of a snowshoe hare

Create a salmon storm

Mick huffer ties a salmon fly which gets results from late spring onwards


May 2018

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Buzzer comprehensive

8 patterns to cover chironomids

Heads up

Charles Jardine sketches a rise-form peculiar to small stillwaters

The mysterious case of the Clousta Blue

Agatha Liddle investigates a Shetland mystery

Prime real estate

Howard Croston says time spent reading the water is never wasted...

League results

Round 2 leaders of the 2017/18 Fly Tying League, sponsored by the Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes

Going Potty

Neil Patterson drives large wild trout potty with peach

Pupils of the Caribbean

Mark Bowler reports on FF&FT's first ever bonefishing school

Cool heads

Charles Jardine's tactics and flies for the cold start of this new season

On the bench

Magnus Angus ties with iridescent thread

Snow-melt springers

Ally Gowans prepares for early running salmon after a cold snowy spring

Monkey does the business

Mick Huffer ties a popular and effective modern tube fly

The washing line for rivers

Dave Southall reveals his early season river repertoire


Win a pair of Orvis Ultralite waders


April 2018

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City prize-fighter

Fly for Coarse 2017 results

The weakest link

Testing breaking strain

The fish comes first

The science behind improving fish survival rates following capture

Blue-eyed Boy

Catch the attention of early season buzzer feeders

Full line or shooting head?

Has the full line had its day... or not?

A heads-up on beads

Different colours and sizes for different fly-fishing situations

Bow-tie for dinner

Explaining sub-surface chalkstream activity

Behind the mask

How to get the most from your hare's mask

Usk's early start

Dry fly from Day One!

Angling club of the month

Omagh Anglers Association has been aiming to improve fishing for local anglers since 1943

Strath splendour

Magical wild trouting on loch and river

The tenkara master

When simplicity is not so simple as it might first appear

Heads and Tails

Why concentrating on skinny water is a very good idea


March 2018

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Trigger-point Buzzer

Bob Carnhill's Poly-rib C Buzzer Pupa

Earning your stripes

Lessons learned whilst fly fishing for large perch

Parachute instruction

The final fly in this year's Fly Tying League


A Cortland Competition MkII rod up for grabs!

French Polish

Howard Croston's customised river set up explained

Angling Club of the Month

Waterford City and County Trout Angler's Association is helping to attract youngsters to the sport

The Colonels Cold Cure

Warm the hearts of early season stillwater trout!

Sewin in the sunshine

An effective Spider pattern for daytime sea trout (and salmon!)

The vital cog

Charles Jardine is reassured that the tackle shop is here to stay

Fish on!

How does the salmon take a fly?

Tubes with flare

Magnus Angus reviews a new tube tying system

Fantastic Faroe

Exploring the wild fishing potential of the remote Faroe Islands


February 2018

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Pop! goes the Hedgehog

Wet fly innovation from Orkney

Secret weapons for Mask

4 wet flies for 'loch-style heaven'

Win a reel

A practical and beautiful Bickersteth reel is the prize in this month's quiz

The slow-sink Booby

Tactic and crucial dressing

Comfort and joy

Fishing at Brick Farm

Roof-top yellows

Casting in the African mountains

A positive Brexit

Irish salmon vote for this fly

Close up view

A magnifying visor finds itself under scrutiny

Stockbridge fried chicken

It's leg-lickin' good

Peep & Creep

Peeping Caddis tying instruction

The joy of burns

Sharpen up your fieldcraft and gain maximum enjoyment from tiny waters

Down, down, deeper and down

Is your dressing slowing your sink-rate?

Angling club of the month

Meet Macclesfield Fly Fishers Club!


January 2018

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A day to remember

James Fuller fulfils a dream by going sight fishing in New Zealand's South Island

Salt of the earth

Mick Huffer suggests the Epsom Salt is one of the most simple, versatile and reliable patterns you can create

Swanning around

Colin MacLeod finds help from a reliable source

Angling Club of the Month

Banbridge Angling Club has a lot to offer local and visiting anglers

Bringing home the bacon

Ivan Banks believes he has tied the ultimate Pot-bellied pig

Strange behaviour

George Barron has noticed a change in wild brown trout behaviour and appearance on the Welsh hills. What's going on?

Graylng under pressure

Howard Colmer provides five key ways to increasing your catch-rates on hard fished chalk streams

Weighty solution

Howard Croston explains why he owns thousands of bead heads

A different flavour

Neil Patterson has some bright ideas for the season's end

Hot wings

Paul Little introduces his hot glue 'rachis reconstruction' technique

An answer to your prayers

George Barron finds that unique combination of small hill loch and quality brown trout hidden in the Powys hills

Buzzer bonus

Magnus Angus ties a popular buzzer emerger as the Round Two 'set fly' of this year's Fly Tying League

On the Bench

Magnus Angus tests the Stonfo Transformer vice


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