Total FlyFisher covers all aspects of flyfishing and has become an indispensable monthly guide to the sport. With a fresh look, Total FlyFisher is the magazine aimed at fly anglers with an appetite for instruction. Every month it features the latest tips and techniques to give you success in every fly-fishing situation. Featuring some of the UK’s highest profile contributors, great interviews, honest tackle reviews and dedicated venue and fly tying sections, it’s the read the modern fly angler shouldn’t be without!
In trial issue John Pearson and six-times English National Rivers Champion John Tyzack tell us why we need to
make the most of the humble hawthorn fly; in a new series,
The Academy, learn
how to clean your fly line,
tie the Overcoat fly and locate
early season trout, and why
lures should be your first line of attack; and Howard Croston looks at how
imitative flies and modern, exaggerated patterns can both have a place in your day on the water.
Also featured in the issue,
What’s New From Snowbee in 2010? Checkout out some of Snowbee’s great new products; Steve Cullen meets up with
Stein Thorvaldsen, one of the men behind Scandinavian tackle giant Guideline, on the banks of the Scottish River Dee; and Steve Parton reminisces about the good old days when targeting brown trout was a bit of an addiction.
Can our reservoirs return to those glory days?
INSIDE THIS MONTH'S ISSUE OF TOTAL FLYFISHER.
ON THE COVER: The Perfect Afternoon…
Snowbee’s Simon Kidd clocks in at Wessex Water’s Clatworthy Reservoir at lunch time to make the most of a fall of Coch-y-Bonddu beetles
ON THE COVER: Size Isn’t Everything
Aiflo’s Ceri Thomas and Tim Hughes share the flies and tactics for summer success on the small streams
ON THE COVER: A Beat For All Seasons
Mike Handyside tackles his local canal, where the fish are willing to take a fly all year round
ON THE COVER: Summer High Of Fishing Dry
Mike Low shares the flies and tactics to be more successful when fishing dry flies this summer
An Evening Well Spent
The late summer evenings can offer some of the best sport at this time of year. Warren Langridge makes the most of some exceptional fishing as the light fades at Toft Newton
When The Going Gets Tough…
Kris Kent joins local guide Pete Tyjas on the River Tone to catch grayling on the hottest day of 2017
It’s A Family Affair
Fly fishing as a family hobby? GAIA instructors Colin Turner and Tony Richards open up their fly fishing courses to all of the family
Steve Skuce, author of Grayling Flies, shares his top autumn grayling patterns
Spey Is The Way
John Boon explains why the Spey cast shouldn’t just be for double-handed rods on fast-flowing rivers
Drifts For Carron Valley
Top competition angler Stan Moore goes afloat on Carron Valley to reveal the hotspots and fl ies for this 1,000-acre water
Bring Back The Cane: Part One
Clark Colman explores the history of split-cane rods and asks: “Is there still a place for cane?”
PLUS, REGULAR FEATURES...
Flies For All Seasons
Les Lockey brings you a stillwater dry for those fussy feeders in the flat calms – the Olive Hopper
TFF brings you the latest news from the fly fishing circuit, with plenty going on for our junior anglers
Ask The Panel
Achieving distance, keeping them on, making the ‘swirlers’ take and droppers are the questions posed this month
Kieron Jenkins brings you three imitative flies to try and tie for those late summer hatches.
We share your fly fishing experiences and with that the chance to win great flies from Fario Fly
TFF Facebook Friday Fly regular John Mair tackles our 20 questions
Diary Of An Everyday Angler
Jem Packer goes back to school and learns about tenkara, and the impact of sake!
Turrall Tie Off
We bring you round five of our 2017 fly-tying competition and announce the winners from round three, the Natural Wonders
The TFF team reviews seven new products from the world of fly fishing
We bring you your latest catches from across the UK and abroad, with two big grayling making the grade
One Last Cast
Ron Taylor takes a leak that results in a new pair of chestwaders