November 2005


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All to shot

Andrew Cartwright's methods for grayling fishing at this time of year mainly involve the correct set-up and reading of the river.

Also this month: International fly-fishers international guide 2005

Wild trout in France, steelhead in North America, browns and rainbows in Argentina and tips for tuna, jacks, snapper and dorado in saltwater

Beyond the golden gate

After a recent visit to the Golden Gate Angling & Casting Club in San Francisco, Peter Lapsley suggests the need for national centre of casting excellence in the UK.

Caddis contrasts and conundrums

The gaping hole in the UK's knowledge of sedges in comparison to the US is exposed by Oliver Edwards.

Cone-head revolution

The Norwegians are now changing the cone's position on the tube to get extra kick and pulse from cone-head tubes. Einar Norgaard demonstrates.

Final fling

Bev Perkins plots the downfall of the cream of the remaining late-season reservoir residents - control of your tackle and boat are crucial, he says.

Isn't it time we got rid of barbed hooks?

Is sticking with barbed hooks leaving the angler better or worse equipped? Malcolm Greenhalgh presents the case for barbless hooks.

Open range

The new non-resident fees for fishing British Columbia's Elk River is an inevitable sign of fishing pressure. But, Bob Wyatt asks, is it the best solution to the problem?

Quality control

To tie flies of the highest quality you need to use materials of the highest quality. This is not too difficult when it comes to synthetic materials but where natural materials are concerned it is a different matter. Steve Cooper tells us what we should be looking for.

Rea of light

Charles Jardine praises the Rea Brook in Shrewsbury, but asks if we are neglecting the trout and grayling sport in other urban towns.

Textbook tying

This month Mick Huffer ties and fishes a simple family of flies which continue to fool modern trout on stillwater and stream - the Pennells.

The curious fly tyer - No. 22

Bill Logan recalls his first fly-fishing hero who only used one fly, and from whom we could learn a lot from - Dick O'Connor.

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