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The Flyfishers’ Journal: Winter 2019

Thanks especially to the Norwegian contingent of the Flyfishers’ Club, the latest issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal has a strong Viking vibe. And that’s as it should be, to celebrate the International Year of the Salmon 2019, by drawing attention to the mortal perils that threaten the ‘king of fish’ in local, regional and global […]

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Editing, Flyfishers' Journal Jan 15 2020

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Summer 2019

Members of the Flyfishers’ Club (and other readers of the Flyfishers’ Journal) will know that we often like to give each issue a certain thematic look and feel. This time, the 70th birthday of the Club’s Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, has given us all the excuse we’ve needed to go with a decidedly […]

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Editing, Flyfishers' Journal Jul 28 2019

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Winter 2018

It’s dropping onto Flyfishers’ doorsteps now… the Winter 2018 issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal, with a kinda Christmas-coloured front cover photo of the 24-carat Goldfish chandelier that’s now hanging outside the entrance of the Flyfisher’s Club at 69 Brook Street. This chandelier was presented to the Savile Club to mark their 150th anniversary, after being […]

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Editing, Flyfishers' Journal Dec 07 2018

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Summer 2018

The process of putting together each issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal usually starts soon after the previous number has been signed off to press, but sometimes it goes back much further than that, and the latest issue is surely a case in point… I think it must have been sometime in late 2016 when I […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, Writing Jun 22 2018

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Winter 2017

Cover: Setting Sail, by Bruno Vincent. Inside: Appreciations for Orri Vigfusson, by Neil Patterson and Adrian Latimer. Salmon flies for Iceland, Norway, Scotland, Wales and the English chalkstreams, by Alex Jardine. Grayling Research Trust work, by Robin Mulholland. Psychedelic craziness on the Varzuga, by Henry Giles. Re-tying 19th century flies from a forgotten creel, by Andrew Herd. […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, Writing Jan 15 2018

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Summer 2017

To the best of this editor’s knowledge, there’s never been a big dirty streamer on the front of the Flyfishers’ Journal. Dedicated followers of Halford might want to look away now, but the moment I saw this photo from Neil Patterson (hard evidence of a recent catfishing trip to Florence) I knew what I had […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, Writing Aug 03 2017

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Winter 2016

When I started planning the latest issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal, I was pretty sure there’d be a Balkan river theme running through it. Doug Flynn had sent us a gripping account of exploring some very secret Slovene streams, and David James’s study of the magnificent cased marble trout on the wall of the Flyfishers’ […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, Writing Feb 09 2017

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Summer 2015

Thanks to all my fellow Members of the Flyfishers’ Club who contributed articles to the Summer 2015 issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal, our latest issue is now apparently cruising at 35,000 feet to many corners of the earth as essential in-flight holiday reading… a global affair in all senses of the word. There’s a brace […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, London, Writing Jul 22 2015

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Winter 2014

Though I say it myself… I think this winter’s Flyfishers’ Journal has turned out to be a proper Christmas cracker. Highlights of the latest issue include contrasting Icelandic articles from Neil Patterson and Nigel ‘Fennel’ Hudson (also starring Tim Pike, John Hotchkiss and David Profumo), Andrew Herd’s examination of Jimmy Wright’s fly-tying legacy to the […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, London, Writing Dec 17 2014

The Flyfishers’ Journal: Summer 2014

Out now… my first full issue of the Flyfishers’ Journal. Jeremy Brook helped to update the grid, STR have done an outstanding job with design and print, and once again it’s been a serious source of pleasure to work with so many talented contributors including Fred Buller (Shannon salmon), Neil Patterson (mouse fishing in Patagonia), Greg Belcamino (American […]

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Editing, Fly-fishing, Flyfishers' Journal, London, Writing Jun 20 2014