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February 2016

In This Issue | February 2016

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  • Nature's way

    Dave Southall with the keys to success for imitative stillwater winter fishing

  • Set sail!

    Head for the South China Sea, where El Nino has created an area alive with sailfish

  • The weighting game

    Dave Wiltshire analyses weighting techniques for bugs and shrimps

  • Loch Ordie's dark secret...

    This month's textbook tying is special variant perfect for midge and sedge hatches on wild waters

  • Piggy back pupae

    We reveal the ultimate material for realistic, juicy, larval and pupal bodies

  • Foam Party

    Colin Macleod discovers brown sea foam sends mullet into a frenzy

  • Silver at the end of a rainbow

    Bjarne Laursen shows a life-like, mobile fly perfect for sea trout in saltwater

  • Spring classic

    Learn to tie a Kelson classic fly

  • A spate on the Clare

    Tony Carmody overcomes an upstream nymphing problem

  • Finger tyin' good

    Ditch the vice: tie in hand! Andrew Griffiths tries it out

  • Vices ready: Round 3!

    Discover the fly patterns for the next round of the Fly Tying League

  • Win a Gaelforce line!

    We have a selection of great prizes up for grabs from Gaelforce in our quiz!

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Opposition to Icelandic Hydro Scheme | 09.02.16

“Unique” Icelandic River Svarta threatened by hydro power station plans

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River Dee to open February 1st | 29.01.16

Despite the atrocious winter conditions, the river will host its annual opening ceremony as normal

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Fisheries Minister blasted for making false claims and caving into commercial fishing | 27.01.16

George Eustice criticised for supporting damaging EU bass ban exemptions and “obvious discrepancies” in claims when justifying support

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Northwest Flyfishers hold annual awards | 22.01.16

Prizes include biggest fish, cast of the year and most improved angler, with the club welcoming new members

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Rod licence changes proposed | 21.01.16

Proposals include free fishing for junior anglers and "rolling" year-long licences

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Wild salmon conservation changes confirmed | 19.01.16

Scottish Environment Minister confirms regulation changes will being on April 1

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Mark Bowler | The weather outside is frightful | 01.12.15

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Malcolm Greenhalgh | Christmas and New Year Blog | 23.12.15

Malcolm Greenhalgh looks back on the thirty years since he gave up work to pursue fishing, writing and freelance work full time.

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David Wolsoncroft-Dodds | Batten down the hatches | 15.12.15

For someone who earns their living as a guide, November and December's weather has been very tough.

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Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle | Tidying Up The Desk | 06.01.16

Santa was very kind to Allan Liddle this year, as he takes us through an extremely useful tying accessory he found under his Christmas tree.

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The Damp Angler
The Damp Angler | Trencherman | 08.01.16

Confined to his vice by the weather, the Damp Angler finally brings the heron feather quest to a successful conclusion

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