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by Friday, 01 September 1995

 

PIMPS, FLOATS & BOBBERS Issue 72
Adam Royter field tests the latest strike indicators.

The TYENNA - BONUS MATERIAL Issue 72
'Tyenna Dave' shares his personal tips for different water levels and flies, with extra photos by Brad Harris.

HATCHES & MATCHES Issue 71
Bob McKinley showcases Laurie Matcham's Tasmanian imitations.

THE STONEFLY CULT Issue 70
Peter Christensen uses a large meal to tempt trout all over the world.

DR. ROBERT BEHNKE Issue 70
Greg French interviews the world's leading trout authority.

TAILS & RIPPLES Issue 69
Josh Davis stalks skinny-water bream on the Sapphire coast of NSW.

TOP RODS – 2012 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships Issue 68
Brad Harris gets to the heart of competition fishing.

COFFEE WITH LEFTY KREH Issue 67
Steve Cooper spends some time with the casting guru.

PETE'S PULSAR Issue 66
Tony Dell ties a magic marabou fly as featured in Peter Leuver's article.

STILLWATER PLONKERS Issue 65
Gary Lyttle tests new methods on the North Island lakes.

CHILE - RIVERS OF THE FJORDS Issue 64
Rob and Libby Sloane explore the southern coast of Chile.

COFFEE WITH GIERACH Issue 63
Steve Cooper interviews the original Trout Bum.

STINKY SKINK Tying Instructions Issue 62
Al Simson matches a tropical hatch.

BATTLING THE WIND Issue 62
Carl McNeil gives tips for beating wind.

WIGGLE, PILE & TUCK Issue 61
Carl McNeil shows ways of defeating drag.

REACH & ROLL Issue 60
Carl McNeil introduces the casts that catch fish.

THE BROKEN RIVERS Issue 59
Greg French spends time on Tasmania's forgotten streams.

JD DAMSEL - TYING NOTES Issue 59
Tying Josh Davis' unique "plastic fantastic" damsel nymph.

THE HATCHLING Issue 58
Tying Josh Davis' big and unusual pattern for natives.

FLOAT TUBE BARRA Issue 57
Josh Davis introduces a different style of impoundment fishing.

SPOILS FROM THE CHANNEL Issue 56
Bob McKinley harvests the D'Entrecasteaux Channel in Southern Tasmania.

THE MAJOR, THE MAYFLY & THE CONVICT MAID Issue 55
Terry Lawton investigates a forgotten fly fishing innovator.

POLAROIDING FAQs Issue 54
Greg French answers the inevitable question: "How did you spot that fish?"

WALLS TO THE CLIFFS Issue 53
Daniel Hackett explores the Mersey River.

DRIFTS & CURVES Issue 52 
Brad Harris goes drift boating on the Tumut River.

BEACHES & BILLABONGS Issue 51
Danny Spelic (words) and Brad Harris (pictures) relive an Aurukun adventure.

EXMOUTH & NINGALOO Issue 50
Rob Sloane seeks his first Australian bonefish.

TASMANIAN FLY BOX – FLOATING FLIES Issue 50
Tony Dell's essential Tassie dry fly collection.

ROD RAGE - 6-weight shootout Issue 49
David Anderson puts more than thirty 6-weight rods to the test.

NIGHT SHIFT Issue 49
Brad Harris & friends put in some overtime on the Snowy Mountains lakes.

FOOTPRINTS & ORANGE PEEL Issue 48
Rob Sloane & Bill Bachman do some late-season fishing in the Nelson-Marlborough region.

TASMANIAN FLY BOX – SUB-SURFACE FLIES Issue 48
Tony Dell's essential Tassie wet fly collection.

MARLIN ON THE FLATS Issue 47
Nat Bromhead lifts the lid on some remarkable sight-casting on the flats at Fraser Island.

TIME ON THE MOONBAH Issue 47
Danny Spelic visits a quaint hut on the banks of the Moonbah River near Jindabyne.

LACE MOTH MADNESS Issue 46
Danny Spelic picks fruit in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty.

BRUMBYS CREEK Issue 45
Daniel Hackett hunts trout at Tasmania's premier tailrace fishery.

WATTLE TREES AND MICRO BEETLES Issue 44
Rob Sloane investigates the tiny, striped beetles of autumn.


REWARDING RECKLESSNESS Issue 43 AUTUMN 2006

Greg French trusts his eyes and covers plenty of ground.
    
TASMANIAN RIVER RENAISSANCE Issue 42 SUMMER 2005/06
Daniel Hackett believes Tasmanian rivers are on the rise.
    
HARBOUR VIEWS Issue 41 SPRING 2005
Micah Adams & Justin Duggan target Sydney kingfish & salmon.
    
THE FUSS ABOUT FUZZLE Issue 40 WINTER 2005
Muz Wilson details the fuzzling technique.
    
TIME for TOOMS Issue 39 AUTUMN 2005
Bob McKinley reacquaints Rob Sloane with Tooms Lake in Tasmania’s eastern highlands.
    
TOP of the SOUTH Issue 36 WINTER 2004
Rob Sloane heads north in the South Island of New Zealand.
    
SHRIMPS & THINGS Issue 35 AUTUMN 2004
Rob Sloane looks at Tasmanian 'shrimp' feeders.
    
SOUTH PACIFIC BONEFISH Issue 34 SUMMER 2003/04
Ray Montoya & Scott Mitchell uncover two new destinations.
    
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Issue 33 SPRING 2003
Rob Sloane offers some advice for the fly fishing traveller.
    
AFTER THE FIRES Issue 32 WINTER 2003
Philip Weigall pays a post-bushfire visit to Falls Creek.
    
LOCH-STYLE SOLUTIONS Issue 31 AUTUMN 2003
Neil Grose takes the mystery out of loch-style fishing.
    
HOPPER TIME Issue 30 SUMMER 2002/03
Philip Weigall revels in a summer stream highlight.
    
SALTWATER FAQs Issue 29 SPRING 2002
Morse & Sloane answer some saltwater-fly questions.
    
FITS, STARTS & FLASHES Issue 28 WINTER 2002
Kaj Busch finally works out those elusive bream.
    
ESD...THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY Issue 27 AUTUMN 2002
Environmental lawyer Tom Young questions Australia's commitment to ecologically sustainable development in the fishing sector.
    
MOPPING UP Issue 27 AUTUMN 2002
Philip Weigall looks forward to evening rises late in the season on rives and lakes.
    
REEL WOMEN Issue 26 SUMMER 2001/02
Steve Dally reports on women and fly fishing.
    
BONEFISH & BEAUJOLAIS Issue 26 SUMMER 2001/02
Rob Sloane joins Dean Butler in New Caledonia.
    
REGULATING USE OF THE BACKCOUNTRY Issue 25 SPRING 2001
Greg French grapples with bureaucrats and quota systems.
    
NYMPHING FOR LAZY TROUT Issue 24 WINTER 2001
Philip Weigall succeeds in stirring up some docile trout.
    
TRICK OR TREAT Issue 23 AUTUMN 2001
Rob Sloane offers some thoughts on fly selection.
    
PRIME TIME PERMIT Issue 22 SUMMER 2000/01
Peter Morse updates the status of those elusive Aussie permit.
    
THE NINETEEN LAGOONS Issue 21 SPRING 2000
Rob Sloane takes stock of the fly fishing on offer in the most accessible region of Tasmania's Western Lakes.
    
THE CATLINS COLOBURISCUS Issue 20 WINTER 2000
Daniel Agar fishes the peaty waters of New Zealand's deep south and finds mayflies aplenty.
    
DEEP FLY BASS Issue 19 AUTUMN 2000
Queensland bass fishing champion Harry Watson goes deep after trophy impoundment Bass.
    
LIFE ON THE LIVERPOOL Issue 18 SUMMER 1999
Jock & Sue Dyason venture north to Arnhem Land.
    
TAKING THE BAIT Issue 17 SPRING 1999
Rob Sloane investigates springtime whitebait feeders.
    
BILLABONG BARRA Issue 16 Winter 1999
Dean Butler joins Michael Winterton on a Top End barramundi safari.
    
FLY BY NIGHT Issue 15 Autumn 1999
Night fishing-just an aimless flog in the dark? Philip Weigall thinks not.
    
TAKEAWAY SALMON Issue 14 Autumn 1998
Greg Finney enjoys the convenience and affordability of South Coast swoffing.
    
SOUTHERN SALMON Issue 13 SPRING 1998/99
Catching escapees from fish farms may not live up to your dream of landing an Atlantic Salmon on fly, but trout guide Brett Wolf says that they are great to catch, and good to eat as well!
    
NELSON GREEN EMERGER Issue 12 WINTER 1998
Peter Leuver ties Laurie Matcham’s successful emerger pattern developed for the Nelson ‘One Fly’ event.
    
PERMIT! Issue 12 WINTER 1998
The success of the golden trevally fishery at Hervey Bay has inspired further exploration of Queensland's flats-fishing potential. As Peter Morse confirms, the word at Hinchinbrook is PERMIT!
    
FISHING FOR IMAGES Issue 11 Autumn 1998
"The images I record are my desire to communicate the beauty of nature and the magic of fly fishing." - Peter Andrews
    
BREAD & BUTTER/SALTWATER FLY Issue 10 Summer 1997/98
When it comes down to readily affordable and easily accessible saltwater fly fishing, coastal estuaries offer a number of catchable species which are ideal for lightweight tackle.
    
TROUT FROM ALPINE MEADOWS Issue 9 Spring 1997
Mark Cloutier writes in praise of small alpine streams and their wild and wary little trout.
    
A GUIDE'S GUIDE TO TROPICAL FLIES Issue 8 Winter 1997
Cairns based guide and fly fishing specialist Peter Haynes offers a basic collection of 'must have' flies for the waters of far north Queensland.
    
A TASTE OF TASMANIA Issue 7 Autumn 1997
As Kaj Busch discovered, you can pack a lot of trout fishing & other activities into a two-week family holiday in Tasmania.
    
TIPS FOR TEASING BILLFISH Issue 6 Summer 1996/97
In the wake of another outstanding Broome sailfish tournament, Rick Huckstepp reports on successful tactics for tempting billfish into taking a fly.
    
VICTORIAN CALENDAR Issue 5 Spring 1996
For those keen to shorten the learning process, Peter Julian offers a practical guide to the best times & places to fly fish in Victoria.
    
FRASER ISLAND GOLD Issue 4 Winter 1996
According to Dean Butler, the sand flats around Queensland's Fraser Island & Hervey Bay hold tremendous potential for Florida-style 'flats fishing' based primarily on line-burning golden trevally.
    
WORKING THE WINDLANES Issue 3 Autumn 1996
When Rob Sloane hooked his first windlane trout, a whole new world of fly fishing was revealed. Some twenty years later, his enthusiasm for stillwater windlane fishing has not diminished.
    
SWOFFING THE ROCKS Issue 2 Summer 1995/96
According to Wayne Wells, saltwater fly fishing, or 'swoffing', from the ocean rocks is a sure way to liven up your fly fishing year, & your life!
    
IN THE STICKS Issue 1 Spring 1995
Editor Rob Sloane rediscovers early-season wet fly fishing in the flooded margins of Tasmania's Central Highland Lakes.

 

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