Charlie Craven’s Parachute Adams

With small Blue Winged Olives starting to hatch, I’ve been tying small parachute dries down to a size 24. Last time out on the Farmington, after the Trico spinner fall ended, it was the only fly that took fish for me. There are many ways to tie a small parachute fly. You can use CDC

Ed Engle’s Sunken Trico Spinner

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