May 2006

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An embarrassment of riches

It's easy to be fooled this month, says Peter Lapsley. Fishing hatch-matching flies on the rivers and chalkstreams will not necessarily guarantee you heavy baskets

An outer isles experience

Mark Bowler heads west, to find the sea trout and salmon stocks are better than he expected, and the trout potential is even greater than he imagined

Beyond the limit

Malcolm Greenhalgh has been a supporter of salmon hatcheries for years, but he now questions their existence

Breaking the rules

Tomonori Higashi and Bill Logan introduce us to a Japanese tyer whose flies do the unexpected

Casting in Castro's bay of plenty

There were no Grand Slams, but the recent FF&FT readers' trip to Cuba proved to be an outstanding success

Don't adjust the contrast

Two differing Yorkshire waters – the River Ure and Scar House reservoir – offer Geoffrey Bucknball majestic wild trout sport

Don't shoot from the hip

Casting from a float tube shouldn't leave you unstable, says Charles Jardine

Fruit from the heather

Allan Liddle says that the scourge of moorland gamekeepers has become a significant part of the loch-trout's diet – and his foam dry fly has become a favourite player for spring

Make a connection

"Ireland's best all-round fly of 2005" – Irish lough expert, Larry Gibb, relates how the Telephone Fly came about

Pike corner

David Wolsoncroft-Dodds begins a new monthly pike-fishing series

Small minded

How to convert followers into takers

The Dunne/Cove Pheasant Tail

The ideas of Dunne and Cove combine to make a great Pheasant Tail Nymph

The Gosling

Mick Huffer ties the Gosling, not just a great wet fly for Mayfly time, but also a first-class attractor

Victor's conquerors

John Todd profiles a man of the Mourne, whose subtle colour variations and make-up of his flies are vital for this classic salmon river

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