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Tying Small Flies
Midge larvae and pupae, tiny parachutes, floating nymphs, micro scuds, tiny antsChoosing 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 GnatForeword by John GierachTaking trout on lightweight rods with flies as small as size 20 and 30 is a challenge. Learn to imitate ...more
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Tradeselect
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Why does this life-long outdoorsman and fly fisherman never mention the horrific crisis faced by almost every single native species of Colorado trout? Global warming alone is destroying trout habitat and trout species at an alarming pace. Why does Engle waste our time with guides to creatures which will become extinct in another 30 years or less? I am very disappointed.
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I am not entirely sure what made this book as worthwhile as I found it, perhaps a fascination with small flies, although I quickly learned that what I consider to be a small fly and what Engle does is dangerously different.
The fly patterns aren't for the most part that special, I mean as Engle himself admits, you aren't trying to get as much material on the hook as possible, particularly if that hook size is sitting in the high twenties. So the patterns are simple, mind you many are still rema ...more
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