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October 2021


Home and away

Fishing for mullet off the south coast and in Costa Blanca

Better than a bung

Tie the perfect duo dry fly

Up and running again

The threat of continued water abstraction from chalk-rivers

David v Goliath

Do we fish too big on small rivers?

The Corixa Fixer

7 ways to success

A rod to suit

Best salmon set-ups for your river

Angling club of the month

Fishing on the outskirts of Edinburgh

On the bench

Genetic hen capes and flies to tie from them

Monster munch

a fly for monstrous trout

A man may fish

Meet Stuart Crofts, a world championship fly fisher and world-renowned aquatic entomologist

The brother of the hackle

A eulogy for 'Taff' Price.


September 2021


Great Scott

Tracing Sir Walter Scott's fishing experiences in the borders.


Prepare for UK's mass ant fall

The £200 million question

Investigating the true value of recreational fishing to the Welsh economy

Salt & silver flies

Top flies for coastal sea trout

Big trout from small pools

Fishing Martin's Minnow


How will you replace seal's fur?

Haul Away Spey

Add distance and turnover to your Spey-cast

Cast a stone

Summer Stoneflies - Cumbria to USA

Tapered leaders

Magnus Angus looks at specialist tapered leaders

Pop-up emerger

New nymph/dry presentation


August 2021


Dry fly tailing tips

Notes from the bench


A new design neck-tube is out!

A hard day's flight

with the coch-y-bonddu beetles

The Lonely Llyn

Trout oasis in the 'mid-wales desert'

Towards a new culture

Introducing newcomers to fly fishing

Let's fish the Clyde

...for trophy trout!

Going commando

Using short heads for 'search fishing' reservoirs

Hot spot!

Magnus Angus reviews dubbing

Sedge your bets

The caddis life cycle covered!


July 2021


Angling club of the month

Meet the club with Crowdfunded waters

On the Bench

Testing out the latest tying innovations

Starting young

A teenager's take on getting youngsters into fly fishing

Spey casting for trout

The pros and cons of a lightweight switch-rod for reservoir trout and sea trout

See how they run

Understanding grilse

The flies of Arthur Ransome

The Swallows and Amazons author tied some interesting fly patterns

Emerging trends

6 of the best Emerger Buzzers

Trout and the City

Fishing the urban wilderness

Beware! The bead-less nymph

Unfashionable... but unbeatable!

Tackle bag

Magnus Angus tests a range of sunglasses to suit all conditions

Flat fish food

Tie flat bodies for hog-lice and stone clingers


June 2021


A gnawing issue

Investigating the impact of beaver introductions.

Notes from the bench

This month: Biots.

The disturbance factor

Don't ignore foaming white water...or wading animals!

Fly Tying Competition

Results from round three.

Switch to a double-hander

For easy distance on reservoirs.

Trout on a marshmallow

Tasty emergers the Japanese way.

Easy as 1,2,3

Secrets to salmon fly choice.

6 smash hits

The Beetles super-group.


Mullet on the fly - under pressure!

Snake charmers

One knot, a new world of flies.


May 2021

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Paint it black

8 top flies for coloured water

Round 2 winners

Winning flies from the FFFT/Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes secound round

Natural boost

Deer hair on wet flies

Trouble on t' moor

Is moorland reclamation limiting summer flows?


Free 'greenwells' neck tube. Limited edition - don't miss out!

Bank on the buzzer

Know how from the locals

Organza only

100% man made flies

Notes from the bench

Split thread dubbing techniques

Hope and the Holy Trinity

3 special wets for salmon & sea trout


An ultra-slim chest pack!


April 2021

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Legends of Gwyddior

2 remote Welsh hill-gems

Make your day

THE alternative fly and tactic for spring salmon

Knockout combination

A deadly colour mix

Get knotted!

Easy, small detached-body flies


And get a free 'greenwells' neck tube

Heavy metal fan

The why, when and how of heavyweight nymphs

Testing fishery tenancies

The strain of the pandemic on traditional agreements


Magnus Angus reviews the latest innovations

Infinate variations

Tackling the midge


March 2021

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The game changes

Reports from the online auctions

Devil in the detail

Hot-spots, silhouette and life

The fly with the golden touch

Long tailed flies to tempt a salmon

Cold-water cures

2 gems of advice

Grand designs

Caddis house design

Extraordinary Ordies

15 Loch Ordies to tie

Strike more pike

20 bankside tips

Fly tying kits

How to choose

Hard times

"...and the terrapin wets the bed..."

Deadly shrimps

7 tried and tested patterns


February 2021

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A £385 graphene rod from Bloke

Stickleback diamonds

Cash in on BIG wild trout!

Grayling generation

New look tactics and flies

Angling club of the month

Monikie Angling Club

Chicken in a basket

Early season sedge tactics

A shrimp named Dougal

A magic fly!

Masks on!

How to tie eye-catching beads

A quick bucktail

Quick and easy. Slim and lively!

Astonished at Ardtornish

Remote hill-lochs and spate-river migrations

Salmon stocking facts and fiction

Will stocking increase or decrease future salmon stocks?


January 2021

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2020 Top 20

Best flies of the year

The Balanced Approach

New stillwater nymph tactic

Lady of the West Country

Relax with winter grayling on Devon's Arundell waters

Raise a glass

A new Shrimp pattern for mullet

Awakening on the Annan

Tweaks to turn your luck

Vital spark

Give flies natural, eye-catching sparkle

Get your Goat

An in-depth look at goat hair as a tying material

Fly Tying Competition 2021

Anyone who enters this year's tying competition could win an £800 HMH vice! Sponsored by The Angler's Lodge at Jubilee Lakes

The eyes have it

Add attraction to dries and goldheads


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