|Check out what's in the feature-packed May 2015 issue...|
The Lure of Early Season
Martin Smith and Jock Kettles visit Scotland’s Allandale Tarn to see if it’s time to put the lures away and bring out the nymphs.
It seems the need for a fly line on the river could be slowly disappearing… Clark Colman shows you the benefits of using a Presentation leader to catch early season brown trout in small, clear Midlands river.
Check out what’s been happening in the world of fly fishing in the past few weeks.
Flies For All Seasons
Introducing the Sneaky Cheeks Diawl Bach, a flashy variant of that all-time classic stillwater pattern. One for you to tie and try this spring with our step-by-step guide.
The reservoirs are open and the bank fishing can be awesome. Welsh international Dave Hoppe takes us to Grafham Water to share his tactics and flies in search of those eager stock fish and hungry residents.
The mayfly season is just around the corner and Fulling Mill’s Steve Carew has three beauties to match the different stages of the insect’s cycle.
Ask The Panel
This month our quartet of fly fishing experts offer help in a range of topics, from selecting the right boat seat to your first sea-trout session.
Dries For Hatching Buzzers
George Barron offers another string to the bow to catch buzzer-feeding wild brownies. Dry flies to imitate hatching buzzers might not be mission impossible…
Where Have All The Salmon Gone?
Mike Shepley shares his thoughts on the lack of salmon last season and gives some pointers on helping you catch this coming year.
Review Your Retrieves
Ever thought that the reason you’re not catching might have something to do with the way you move your flies? TFF editor Andy Taylor reviews his retrieves and shares those that have served him well.
He’s not been in the hot seat for long, so we asked our new captain to share a little bit on who he is, what he does and how he likes doing it!
We’ve had a deluge of entries this month as many readers have been making the most of the spring weather. Check out the huge brownie from the in-form Stocks Reservoir!
Success using Naiad, “don’t buy it, tie it” and the Claret Bumble Muddler are just three of the topics gracing this month’s letters pages.
Want to fish a team of three nymphs but not sure which flies to choose? Ben Bangham reveals his A-teams for nymph fishing in the surface, mid-water and down deep.
Facebook Hot Topic
The British Record Fish Committee has updated its species records lists. There hasn’t been much movement on the game fish front for some while, so we asked: Have we fallen out of love with big, farmed trout?
The latest products in the world of fly fishing revealed. Check out the Snowbee Nymph Line, The Loomis Pro4X fly rod and a great new boat bag from Orvis.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About This Picture
How often have you seen an image and thought about the story behind it? We explain a cracking sunset pic from Rutland.
It’s back! Agent X is on the road again visiting fisheries up and down the country. This month our undercover ace calls at Westlow Mere, in Cheshire, to see if it’s back on track after closure in 2013.
It’s a drift fishing masterclass as we demonstrate how to use a para-drogue like the experts. You’ll be amazed at how straightforward it can be.
Win a pair of awesome Orvis Silver Sonic Convertible waders – we’ve two pairs, worth over £500, up for grabs. There are men’s and ladies’ fittings too.
Ron Taylor brings a little common sense and logic to tackling up.