Welcome to Issue ten of Today’s FlyFisher…
Lockdown, tiers, normality and vaccine’s are all words, which have become part of every day life as 2020 comes to a close. Fishing has benefitted from the changes that Covid has brought to our lives with more anglers out on the water than ever enjoying the many benefits that angling can bring. As we move into 2021 let’s hope that the increase in angler numbers continues, that the opportunities to travel and fish open up again and that the superb fishing we have experienced on many waters takes us through to next winter. Issue 10 of Today’s FlyFisher, as always, showcases what our sport has to offer, and we hope it inspires you to make the most of the superb sport on offer as we move into 2021.
The features in Issue 10 were shot pre and post ‘lockdown’ and the tiering system, and offer you plenty of variety to keep you in touch with the world of fly fishing through those winter nights. Here’s what’s in Issue Ten…
To wet your appetite for those ‘bucket list’ and ‘dream fishing’ trips we have three great destination pieces for you. Tom ‘Doc’ Sullivan leaves the loughs of Ireland and heads to New Zealand as he fulfils a lifelong dream of catching wild brown on the South Island. Rasmus Ovesen shares the superb brown trout fishing in Iceland’s River Laxa where specimen fish lay in wait whilst fly fishing explorer Duncan Hall goes in search of the “golden salmon” as he heads to Argentina for the stunning golden dorado.
On the stillwater scene we bring you a range of features whether you fish from the bank or the boat. Grafham guide Tim Joyce explains how to successfully approach a new stillwater. Wayne Jones recalls the 2020 season on Llyn Brenig, whilst TFF Editor Andy Taylor reveals his successful winter tactics for the small waters. Top competition angler Kevin Porteous shares his journey in this years Scierra Pairs competition and England Ladies International angler Lianne Frost shares her favourite patterns for the midlands reservoirs. England International Bank Angler David Neilson lifts the lid on the Shammy- the most effective winter lure of the last five years whilst Welsh Youth International angler Matthew Davies shares his top four patterns flies for the Welsh stillwaters and rivers.
If rivers are your thing then take a look at Kieron Jenkins piece on catching big grayling. Kris Kent and Alex Adams share the magic of chalkstream grayling whilst successful Irish river angler Peter Driver brings you a tactic to put more grayling in your net. Top fly tyer Andrew Saunders shares his Infected Shrimp pattern and Joseph Conway reveals his favourite flies for the Irish rivers.
On the tying front Kieron Jenkins reveals three must-have patterns for the ‘lady of the stream’ this winter and Barry Ord Clarke brings you some wet fly tying tips with his Famous Grouse pattern.
For those of you who like something different then take a look at German angler Steffen Schulz piece as he catches perch on the fly.
So despite the problems that Covid-19 has brought us, we have in Issue 10, 132 pages of the best of our sport.
Enjoy this issue.
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We thank you for you continuing support. Many thanks – and keep well.