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Offline fergie

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 12:07:13 PM »
It's the magazine i will buy if I'm going on holiday and need something for the plane i used to buy it regularly but found less and less of interest in it. So i rarely buy it in fact i was desperate for a read at the caravan last week and bought sea angler instead and i don't sea fish.  :D
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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 02:01:03 PM »
I used to buy them all when I was younger. I did prefer T&S as many of the others were no more than adverts for rainbow fisheries and I noticed that many of the articles were repetitive and even featured the same photos here and there over the years. I stopped buying them a while ago but picked the odd one up now and again. I've recently started buying T&S and to be honest I've found it to be better now than it ever was. I suppose its a good way to keep up to speed on new products, techniques, tying material and flies etc. I think the development of flies, tackle and tactics has really moved on in recent years, take the various styles of nymphing being developed these days for example.  T&S now seems to cover more venues than the exclusive chalk streams and salmon rivers that I'll never be able to fish. I'm trying to get a wee bit better at river fishing so I'll be buying it again for a wee while anyway.
As far as Trout Fisherman is concerned, I can't say I'm a fan but then again, in a break from their usual 'aqua pigs in man made ponds' articles, they have published an article from our Dave on international carp fly fishing which was very enlightening and 'out of the box' for them.
Will reading magazines make me a better angler? Who knows, its good to keep an open mind and be willing to learn from the experiences of others, so it can't do any harm!  :wink:

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 02:32:41 PM »
A lot of salmon anglers have taken to buying "Chasing Silver" because they were fed up of all the articles of no interest to them in T & S.
 

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 02:52:54 PM »
The answer to the mags of course is the same as anything else. If you like them buy them if you don't don't. Hardly groundbreaking.   :lol:
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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 04:31:32 PM »
I've never been one for buying mags though the ones I have looked at T & S stood head and shoulders above the rest.

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 05:50:27 PM »
An electronic copy of T&S comes free for me in a magazine bundle but it does not take long to scan it as there is not usually much to interest a Highland trout angler. I often buy FFFT because there are some well-written and relevant articles and I would not like to see such an enthusiasts' magazine disappear.
However, I was really disappointed in both magazines failure to take any significant interest in the WFR and its potential impacts. FFFT did publish a letter from me on the subject but if there was ever any editorial or analysis of the subject I missed it. T&S did not respond to me at all and nor did it cover the subject from a trout angling perspective. This was a hot and significant topic that deserved their attention (IMHO!).

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2017, 06:09:57 PM »
Well Johnny Boy... That kind of answers your questions - some like it, some don't and those that do / don't have given their thoughts - basically we are a mixed bunch  :D

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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2017, 07:40:09 PM »
With the amount of travelling and planes I live on I'm forever picking up magazines.
Trout and salmon sometimes has interesting snippets, but generally ads etc.
I prefer FF&FT though in all honesty, I like the inspiration for patterns etc, not sure if you want that magnwoth focusing on fisheries as if they did I wouldn't buy it, maybe one article now and again.
On the other hand, trout fisherman, absolutely horrendous mag, came free with a copy of T&S but luckily it was Daves carp issue! So the only plus there!

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« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2017, 07:52:21 PM »
I used to buy the T&S in the 1960's and '70's when I 'd never cast a fly or even seen a Salmon or Sea trout river, it was part of my education, reading about rivers in that far off northern place called Scotland. Fast forward 40 or so years and I'm now fishing these waters with fond memories, not that I can remember anything that was written in them. I cannot remember the last time I bought a fishing mag or paper, there was a time when my name and occasionally my face appeared in many an Angling paper/mag, but that was coarse fishing and I don't do much of that these days.
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Re: Trout & Salmon
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2017, 08:39:28 PM »
Trout and Salmon is a shadow of its former self. When I were but a lad it was packed with articles casting spells of  charming dry fly only days on The Test  with Sir Rupert and Great Uncle Stodger catching fine trout beneath blue, mayfly filled  skies. 

Ah yes, those were the days when only the best people were allowed on those rivers and the hoi polloi were kept at bay and in their place!  It gave young working class Scots like myself something to aim for in one’s fly fishing life. Sadly, like  the Trout and Salmon of yore, those days have gone forever and they’ll let anyone on. 

Now the Wild Fishing Forum stands virtually alone in bringing  hope of better fly fishing days by maintaining the old values of exclusivity, outright elitism and ruthless cliquishness;  the  world of fly fishing is a far better place because of it.   :lol:
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