Details 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.
About the Author:
Ed Engle began writing a column about small flies for Fly Tyer magazine in 1996. His previous books are Splitting Cane, Fly Fishing the Tailwaters, and Seasonal: A Life Outside. He lives in Colorado, where he guides and instructs fly fishers on the South Platte River.
240 pages, 300 color photos