Everything you need to know about Mitchell’s great sea reel, the 498. We tell you what you need to know to spot the differences.
The high priest of dry fly fishing, Frederic Halford, changed his approach to tackle, the more he fished. Tony Hayter looks at the tackle that the great man used.
Clive Gammon was among the first westerners to fish the Kola Peninsula, way before it became popular as a destination for Atlantic salmon fishers. But his trip did not go to plan.
Plus: NOW up to 48 pages! PLUS: The angler as a figure of fun — prints that lampoon a fisherman’s lot; obituaries on Gregorio Fuentes, the man who inspired the character of Santiago, in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and Maurice Ingham, carp pioneer, who co-authored a book with Richard Walker and played a key role in developing the Mk IV carp rod; why tackle firm Hardy’s includes many items for smokers in its catalogues, and how to spot the rare ones; US fish carvers from the Chesapeake and Florida; the reference volumes that every book collector needs; the South African who makes kinetic fish carvings from rare woods, a whole page of auction and sales dates, plus lots, lots more.