As I’ve written before, I’m a huge fan of Ed Engle. He is the king of fishing small flies. He regularly fishes, and used to guide at, highly-pressured Colorado tailwaters.
Why does he fish small flies? “Because that’s what trout want,” he says.
I took Ed’s seminar at last year’s Fly Fishing Show and have read all of his books. Tying Small Flies is a must-have. So, before yesterday’s outing to fish the Trico hatch and spinner fall at the Farmington, I re-read his comments about Tricos and tied one of his flies.
I’ve tied a bunch of his flies. They all work. His sunken Trico spinner helped land fish to what led to a morning with 21 brown trout landed.
If you’re interested, take a look at the above video. He’s a master fly tier.