Tying Small Flies

Tying Small Flies

by Ed Engle


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Taking trout on lightweight rods with flies as small as size 20 and 30 is a challenge. Learn to imitate midges' trailing shucks and drowned adults, tie tiny parachutes and white-winged Tricos, and create patterns that mimic microcaddis and micro scuds. Engle covers small-fly history, tying tools, and materials. Tips on fishing techniques come from Ed Engle's 30 years of experience fishing small flies on the South Platte River.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811719780
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 951,260
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword iv

Introduction vi

1 Small Flies History 1

2 Small-Fly Hooks and Tying Tools 4

3 Hanging by a Thread 17

4 A Little Flash 25

5 Wired 37

6 Getting Down-Weight for Small Flies 46

7 Midge Larvae and Midge Pupae 52

8 Midges on Top and in the Surface Film 66

9 Olives 81

10 Tiny Parachutes 101

11 Tricos 117

12 Floating Nymphs 136

13 Microcaddis 145

14 Microscuds 158

15 Tiny Ants 168

16 Tiny, Simple, Old, New, and Effective Small-Fly Patterns 181

17 Guide's Choice 204

18 Poor Man's CDC 213

19 32s! 224

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Tying Small Flies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be full of helpful tips in tying small flies. I found the chapters covering threads and hooks to be most informative. Excellent photography throughout every chapter adds to the value.