|Check out what's in the feature-packed June 2015 issue...|
New editor Andy Taylor takes his tiny buzzers to the clear water of Meadow Fishery to see if size really does matter.
Sea Trout For Starters
Want to catch your first sea trout? Former TFF front man and guide Tim Smith takes you through the tackle and flies to get you started.
We bring you the latest news from the fly fishing scene, including a new England National Bank Champion and a new appointment at Turrall.
Flies For All Seasons
The fish are starting to rise; it’s time to reach for the dries. Learn how to tie the Holo John F-Fly for stillwater and river trout in our step-by-step guide.
Drifts For Draycote
In the first of a new series England international and Draycote regular David Heseltine guides us round his favourite reservoir’s 600 acres.
New Pimped-Up Patterns
Same series, new tyer! Fulling Mill’s Kieron Jenkins is our new man at the vice, bringing us three seasonal flies that served him well last June – the Split Wing Olive, the wet Hawthorn Hopper and the Banded Diawl Bach.
Ask The Panel
The quartet of fly fishing experts this month offer help in a range of topics, from dealing with double hook-ups to finding the right depth.
Buzzers With Bling
Wychwood’s Steve Cullen proves that bright flashy buzzers not only catch the angler they also catch the trout, as Carsington’s rainbows make the most of his Bling Buzzers.
Ever wondered if there were trout in your local urban river? Clark Colman goes to town in search of wild brownies.
Our undercover reviewer heads to Narborough Trout Fishery in Norfolk, to see if the new owners have put this water back on the flyfisher’s map.
The reservoirs are on top form, with many superb overwintered browns and rainbows making a welcome appearance among the usual array of early season stock fish. Oh, and there’s also a couple of early season English salmon…
Toughening up Squirmies, understanding the meaning of ‘small’ and feedback from Farmoor are just three of the topics discussed in your feedback.
It’s Right For The River
June can be one of the best months to get out on the river and with so much natural food about the dry is a great way to start. Ben Bangham shows you how.
Facebook Hot Topic
Who would you like to fish with and learn from? Who has inspired you in the world of fly fishing? We posed these questions on the TFF Facebook page.
The latest products in the world of fly fishing are here for you to see, including Wychwood’s Pack-Lite fishing stool and the Nano-Tec Sinking Lines from Snowbee.
Martin Smith jazzes up some of his favourite flies of old to see if the Upper Carriston trout prefer the 21st-century alternative.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About This Picture
We offer the inside track on a seasonal image from the River Dove.
The Mighty Mito
Ireland’s Tom ‘Doc’ Sullivan introduces the mito midge, a fly that hatches as the light fades and the big lough browns start to stir… dry-fly fishing at its very best!
Win one of eight – yes, eight – terrific new rods from Sonik… enter the SKS Black.
Fly tyer and seasoned angler Alan Bithell asks: How was the fishing?