February 2007



Static Stalking
Take one top English angler. Take a super-bright, horrific lure pattern.
Take a clear stillwater fishery. Stock that fishery with rainbow trout that could swallow a whole chicken. And watch and wait.
Howard Croston reveals the latest trick up his sleeve when faced with stalking stillwater trout; this is far from traditional fly fishing and some anglers will throw their arms up in horrorŠ but others will love it ­ welcome to the world of static stalking.
Head To Head
It¹s the battle of the Scottish west coast this month, as two anglers take on a six-fish challenge. Who will tie the flies and use them to their deadliest effect? Who¹s going to end up winning a Nite WatchŠ and just who is going to get carted off by the law at the end of the day?!
If you and a friend fancy taking each other on in our Head To Head challenge, why not write to Today¹s Flyfisher?
Featured Tyer

That man Downie’s done it again! Former Loch Leven record holder Dave Downie tells us the story of how he smashed the Lake Of Menteith¹s rainbow trout record with an incredible 17lb 13oz fish at the end of the last season.
Exclusive to Today¹s Flyfisher, Dave lets us into the secret of his Booby pattern than fooled the fish, explaining all with a step-by-step guide for fly tyers!
Concrete Jungle
Regular readers will remember the exploits of mad-cap fly angler ‘Skateboard’ Dave; the man that will catch anything from gudgeon to pike, dace to trout on a fly. Back by popular demand, we join Dave on a trip to an, er, idyllic venue in the centre of Derby town where he pits his wits against the grayling population that lives in concrete storm drains.


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