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12 A humble machair loch enchants Finlay Wilson

28 Nicholas Fitton explains how to fish the downstream wet-fly

36 Andrew Flitcroft discovers a trouting treat in North Yorkshire

50 The prized possessions of Charles Rangeley-Wilson

52 Jon Beer solves the mystery of a lost lake and his Welsh forebears

60 Don Stazicker fishes the River Calder with fly-tyer and guide Phillippa Hake

70 Viking raider Reid Hagelin chats to Jim Coates

96 Great escapes destination guide for 2022


3 Editor’s welcome

8 First Cast

20 On the River with Dani Morey

22 Letters to the editor

25 Simon Cooper’s Trout Talk

26 Bob White is The Gillie

130 Last Cast goes to Giles Catchpole


77 Quick fix: new life for old waders

78 Our experts help improve your fishing and fly-tying skills

82 Squirrel fur tips with Rob Denson

84 Peter Cockwill fixes common faults when winter trout-fishing on stillwaters

88 Stuart Foxall puts a modern spin on the Cased Caddis

77 Quick fix: a sheep’s wool indicator


32 From Norfolk to Norway: Nic Jepson’s fly-tying journey

47 Stan Headley analyses the appeal of blue wet-flies

91 Rods, reels, leader material, a boat seat and clothing reviewed

95 Fly-tying: dubbings and varnishes


10 Gallery with Sharpe’s of Aberdeen

103 Fishing reports and news

121 Hardy salmon kit offer

122 Troutmasters badge winners

124 Crossword: win a Schöffel outfit

126 Properties with fishing for sale

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