Welcome to Issue Five of Today’s FlyFisher…
Issue Five of our magazine is now on sale at newsagents across the UK. Alternatively you can buy direct from our website either as a single copy or as part of a subscription. There are 132 pages of UK fly fishing features, tackle reviews, fly tying step-by-step guides, the latest fish catching patterns and some awesome destination pieces showcasing the very best of our sport Thank you to everyone who has helped and encouraged us to get this far. Here is what’s inside Issue 5…
Autumn offers some of the best stillwater fishing in the UK as the trout switch back on to the feed, packing on weight for the winter. Top competition angler Wayne Jones reveals the flies and tactics for catching Autumn trout off the surface, whilst Draycote’s Lee Henfrey and Tom Bird give you the lowdown on catching big resident trout on Tubes. Angling guide Tim Joyce shares his distraction methods for when the trout are feeding on small green midge on the midlands reservoirs as he heads to Grafham Water. FNF’s Kevin Porteous goes afloat on Watten, a Scottish loch made famous by its beautiful buttercup browns. On top of this BIG FISH expert Graham Hayward reveals the patterns that have accounted for numerous big Rutland trout and Phil Shaw-Browne shares his favourite competition flies.
On the smallwater front TFF Editor Andy Taylor shares the flies and tactics, which made him English National Champion at Ellerdine Lakes. Ben Jailler targets crayfish feeding trout at his local stillwater with his effective crayfish patterns. Scotland’s Bradley Chalmers and young Scottish International angler Marco Ezzi reveal their favourite stillwater patterns.
For those of you who like to target other species on the fly then take a look at Stan Freyheit’s feature on Nymphing for Barbel and Rasmus Ovesen’s pike from the Canadian wilderness; huge 130cm+ untouched pike on the fly!
If rivers are your focus then England International Ben Bangham breaks the traditions and explains the value of streamer fishing. Clark Colman shares the magic of hill streams as he heads for the heather-clad Yorkshire hills in search of wild brown trout whilst Lisa Isles reveals her top European river patterns. Kieron Jenkins heads to the USA to experience the stunning freestone rivers of Colorado. Closer to home Airflo’s Ceri Thomas explains the effectiveness of the Klinkhamer for autumn grayling.
On the fly tying front the talented Stevie Dallas ties the Killer Fry, plus Kieron Jenkins shares his premier patterns for the autumn.
We take a look at the latest kit from A.Jensen Fly Fishing, Snowbee, Wychwood, Airflo, JMC, Magnet-ique – plus we reveal the latest fish catching patterns from My Fishing Flies, The Fly Shop, Fulling Mill, Fario Fly and Gourmet Flies. We also examine the latest fly tying materials from Flybox, Ahrex Hooks, Fasna, Veniard and FNF.
We have two competitions to win either one of the new Airflo Superflo fly lines or a beautiful selection of river flies from Gourmet Flies.
All in all, we bring you 132 pages of latest methods, tactics, tackle and flies to keep you catching this autumn.
You can buy this issue direct from our website, use the store locator to find your nearest stockist or why not take out a four or eight month subscription?
Enjoy Issue 5!