|Check out what's in the feature-packed December 2014 issue...|
Lure Them In
Ben Bangham sings the praises of these nasty flies! Lures may not imitate any insects but they are extremely effective for targeting winter trout.
A few adventurous flyfishers are turning their hand to the UK’s apex predator, the pike. “On the fly they take some beating,” says David Lovell.
TFF takes a look at all the relevant news, views, issues and reports that affect the UK’s flyfishers.
Designed To Succeed
Simon Robinson is not only one of this country’s most accomplished anglers, he also has some great fly creations to his name. The Copperhead Mary is one of his best.
Catching In Flat Calms
When blessed with less than favourable conditions – bright sun and no wind – you’d better up your game. Tony Spacey highlights the methods that keep those trout coming, no matter what!
If you have anything that you want to talk about, a complaint to get off your chest or to praise anyone or anything, drop us a line and win some great prizes if your letter is printed.
Fulling Mill’s Steve Carew shows off his three favourite patterns: two are the new ‘must-haves’ for stillwaters and the other is a river fishing essential.
Ask The Panel
It’s bigger, it’s better – our advice section has a panel of experts on hand to help you with any fly fishing problem.
No Room For Finesse
When it comes to catching large, resident trout from big waters the effectiveness of tube flies cannot be ignored. Ian Hunt looks at these special flies and how to fish them.
Keeping on fishing when the rod rings are freezing up can be a real nightmare, but if you want to carry on we have the ideal solution to iced-up guides!
Why are stalking flies so heavy? Howard Croston believes our patterns should be more waiflike and so all the more tempting to those ‘seen it all before’ fish.
There are many small, overgrown rivers out there that harbour specimen fish. Lewis Hendrie believes that if you’re willing to fish them the rewards can be spectacular.
Tackle & Guns Trade Show 2014
We were at the recent Tackle & Guns Show to get a sneak preview of the exciting new products anglers will be seeing in 2015.
How often have you used heavy buzzers and thought that you were actually fishing below the trout? Try lightweight versions, as Clark Colman explains.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About This Picture
Ever looked at a photo in a magazine and thought you’d like to know more? TFF highlights one and reveals the story behind it.
We review some of the new fly fishing and tying gear that can now be found at a tackle shop near you.
Are you one of the lucky ones winning some great gear, as you’ve had
your catch featured in the Snowbee Challenge?
Facebook Hot Topic
Trout or salmon on the fly – which fishing discipline requires the most skill? Is one really more difficult than the other? Which one would you choose?
The New River God
Dave Downie spends some time with current world fly fishing champion Luboš Roza to find out what makes him and the hugely successful Czech team tick!
Tenkara Centre UK Competition
We have three 12ft Seiryu Tenkara rods, worth £287, up for grabs this month.
Gordon Wark sings the praises of fly fishing from a kayak. At times a solitary affair, but just the job in this fast-paced world we live in.