Most small-fly books concentrate on the fly patterns, but presentation and tactics are just as important as the pattern itself. Small-fly fishers must carefully observe the trout and constantly adjust their techniques as they go. Engle covers the difficulty of detecting strikes and how to best play trout caught on small flies and gives advice on the aquatic insect orders and how to fish the hatches, depending on the water and the stage of the hatch. Covered too are special considerations for rods and reels for small-fly fishing and tactics for light tippets. Engle describes fishing specific waters, including tailwaters, freestone rivers, and spring creeks.
Ed Engle is the author of Tying Small Flies, Splitting Cane, Fly Fishing the Tailwaters, and Seasonal: A Life Outside. He lives in Colorado, where he guides and instructs fly fishers on the South Platte River. His website is www.edengleflyfishing. com.
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Sub Heading No ISBN 9780811719742 Author Ed Engle Binding Paperback Extent 184pp, 184 x 232mm Illustrations 20 Photographs Ebook No
"The 158 pages cover many aspects of fishing and I particularly enjoyed the sections on observation that include how to interpret rises and In-the-Film small fly techniques which looks at casts, the presentation of the fly and how to get yourself in the best position to make the cast. This is a “how-to” book but we are gentle steered through ideas, not in a preachy way. I really like this and reading about how Ed guides was interesting and something I got some ideas about too. So, this isn’t hot-off-the-press but that doesn’t matter. If you are interested in fishing smaller flies or just after some advice on fishing rivers I’d give this book a go if you haven’t already got it." - Eat, Sleep, Fish
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