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Ed Engle’s Small Fly School

August 20, 2016 - August 21, 2016


The Au Sable is one of the very finest small-fly rivers in the Midwest.  It gets two months of daily trico hatches that overlap with a handful of different blue-wing olives.  Unraveling the subtle intricacies of small-fly fishing, from leader length and tippet, to approach, to fly design, has been Ed Engle’s speciality for many years.  This special “late edition” school is for those that want to lengthen their season, want to look at a river of rising trout and know what to do.  This class covers fly design and small-fly theory on Saturday, and then meets back up early in the morning on Sunday for on-stream instruction with Ed.  Spots are very limited!

Ed Engle has been an avid fly fisherman for more than 35 years. He has fly fished throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and in Europe for a variety of game fish species with a special emphasis on trout.

As a fly fisherman Ed is especially interested in small fly tactics and techniques. His small fly fishing research has taken him to a many of the West’s famous tailwaters and to spring creeks across the country. He is also dedicated to fly fishing small streams and high country lakes for wild trout. Ed balances out his interest in the “small side of fly fishing” with the avid pursuit of king salmon on the fly.

Ed lives west of Colorado Springs, Colorado within 40 miles of the South Platte River, one of Colorado’s premier tailwaters.

His writings have been featured in just about every major fly fishing publication.  He’s also authored  a number of books, including Tying Small Flies and Fishing Small Flies.


August 20, 2016
August 21, 2016