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Fishing Small Flies Hardcover – December 17, 2004
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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.Read more ›
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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One of the best "small" fly fishing books on the planet. Great companion book to Engle's "Tying Small Flies"Published 12 months ago by KenD
content exceeded my expectations and will help me become a better fisherman, fish release information helped me a lot become a more responsible fishermanPublished on February 5, 2014 by Gary White
Just what my husband was looking for! He loves tying fishing flies, especially very small ones! Great book worth the money!Published on October 13, 2013 by Reonda Evans
Ed Engle is just fly fishing class and this book gives great insights into what you need to master the art of fishing the small fly.Published on January 23, 2013 by Joseph M. Barbara
I have the other book from Ed Engle. This books and the other one are must have's for the southplatte.Published on June 21, 2012 by villo1980
I purchased a 3wt. Scott rod and thought that this would be a good book to read on who to use the various small flies for small streams.Published on March 20, 2011 by James E. Gunderson