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About the Author

Ed Engle 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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books (December 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811701247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811701242
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #627,675 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is just an outstanding value. I remember when $40 was the going rate for the new high-end fly fishing/tying/entomology - related hard covers. Now we're up to $60. At under $20 and with the ideas this book encapsulates, it's a steal.

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With a serious tilt toward the on-edge tail water and spring creek fisherman, I do not think anyone from such a background could read "Fishing Small Flies" and not walk away feeling downright enlightened. Mr. Engle has embedded a rhythm to the book, candidly relating on-stream experiences at the beginning of each major topic that in themselves deliver a potent dose of small fly philosophy. The ensuing material is all the more palatable given his clear, concise, and down to earth style of writing.

I will confess I thought some of the topics were covered with unnecessary length. Perhaps having spent an inordinate amount of time nymphing throughout my fly fishing career, I found the time spent on nymph rigging to be overly long in duration. I have also spent plenty of time casting fruitlessly to rising fish and experimenting with a large array of slack-line casts, my education in this department being provided by many other articles of fishing literature. Of course, I also have to admit that even in these sections I probably found at least one or two informational nuggets that I had not learned previously.

Regardless of these minor hurdles, the knowledge imparted throughout the book is more than worth the price of admission. The anatomy of a small-fly river, spotting and observing fish, reading rise forms, freestyle nymphing, and the dynamics of the particular small-fly hatches - all of these topics had me staring wide-eyed off into space at the revelations they precipitated.
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This book covers the greatest amount of information on fly fishing for trout that I have ever read. This is an excellent book for the beginning to the advanced fisherman and the techniques are applicable to any size fly.
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This is a great reading for those of you who love to fish small streams, through the reading I realize that this is the second book by the author to complement one on tying small flies. You can read this one by its own.
I'm a fly fishing enthusiast who love to fish small streams whit ultra light tackle and his recommendations on tackle doesn't suit what I use, instead you have to focus on the strategies and tactics presented here with an open mind to it.
I've read a lot of books on fly fishing and I was in love on his style of writing and the way it present it to the reader. I don't hesitate to recommend this book to anyone, but if you are an intermediate or advances fly fisher give this book a try.
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Ed Engle has some great tips in this book, and a lot of it seems like "practice makes perfect" and "stick with it long enough, and you may catch some fish." On several occasions while reading the book, I was reminded of my own preference of fishing spots. I tend to fish the more difficult spots that are not as crowded and it seems like Mr. Engle does the same. I will of course have to purchase his other book on tying small flies.
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...any angler, young, old, whatever with an interest in fishing small flies needs this book. Trust me, with over half a century under my belt casting small flies up and down and all across the country, am pretty sure can separate the wheat from the chaff...this one is a keeper...get it, you will not be sorry...Chukar
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This book is packed with information for fishing small flies on tailwaters and other western water. Cover everything from patterns to tackle. A must if you like this type of fishing.
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This is a fine book, info you don,t normally think about. It will bring you another way to look at spring creeks and tailgaters. More success for sure.
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