I always know Christmas is not too far away when the latest FlyStream Annual miraculously emerges from the printers. Electronic files transform into paper you can hold in your hand, and after all these years, it’s a still a pretty satisfying moment.
In this issue as always, we range from backyards to the backwoods. After giving us a shore-based tour of Lake Wendouree last year, this time Craig takes us out on the lake in a boat. Andrew Fuller journeys to the Siberian tundra, while I fish for trout and kingfish out of Sydney on consecutive days. Mickey Shanahan’s plans to catch giant cod near Canberra pay off, and Nick Taransky finds rain and rises in Pennsylvania.
Not too much rain around on the eastern seaboard at the moment, so maybe its a good time to look at how bushfires affect trout – and it isn’t as bleak a subject as it sounds. Meanwhile, Josh Hutchins is ever the optimist with his upbeat list of New Year (fishing) resolutions. Speaking of resolutions, Nick Taransky has some great tips for getting into top fishing shape.
John Douglas has a new way at looking at the Goulburn’s seasons, and I offer some thoughts on how to safely land a monster trout.
From the regulars, Peter Hayes has an inspiring take on teaching flyfishing to friends and family, Andrew Fuller has a list of his top goodies for the Christmas stocking and the upcoming hols, Craig Coltman ties a mayfly spinner that’s already caught me heaps this spring and so far this summer, Jim Allen contemplates favourite waters, and I share my affection for those NQR waters just over the back fence.
Overall, plenty of reading once again for the Christmas break!
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