Tying Small Flies

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Stackpole Books, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 231 pages
  • Midge larvae and pupae, tiny parachutes, floating nymphs, micro scuds, tiny ants
  • Choosing the right hook, thread, wire, and amount of weight for small flies plus 75 patterns, including Brassie, RS-2, Renegade, Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear, Griffith's Gnat
  • Foreword by John Gierach

    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.

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    What a great book. Lots of great information and patterns. I really appreciated the discussion on small hooks. I fish a tailwater quite frequently and this book will no doubt improve my success on that body of water. Read full review

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    Contents

    Small Flies History
    1
    SmallFly Hooks and Tying Tools
    4
    Hanging by a Thread
    17
    A Little Flash
    25
    Wired
    37
    Getting Down Weight for Small Flies
    46
    Midge Larvaeand Midge Pupae
    52
    Midges on Top and in the Surface Film
    66
    Tritos
    117
    Floating Nymphs
    136
    Micro caddis
    145
    Micro scuds
    158
    Tiny Ants
    168
    Tiny Simple Old New and Effective SmallFly Patterns
    181
    Guides Choice
    204
    Poor Mans CDC
    213

    Olives
    81
    Tiny Parachutes
    101
    32s
    224
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    Fishing Small Flies
    Ed Engle
    Limited preview - 2004

    About the author (2003)

    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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