Ed Engle, Speaking March 8

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Ed Engle has been an avid fly fisherman for more than 40 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.


Outdoor Writer for the BOULDER DAILY CAMERA

Originator of the LONE ANGLER JOURNAL blog

FREELANCE MAGAZINE articles and photographs have appeared in: Fly Fisherman Magazine, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, Trout, Warmwater Fly Fishing, Fly Tyer, Saltwater Fly Fishing, Angler’s Journal, Sports Afield, Fly Fishing Magazine, and Gray's Sporting Journal.

BOOKS: FLY FISHING THE TAILWATERS (Stackpole, 1991) is a how-to book about fly fishing for trout in the regulated waters that occur below dams.  SEASONAL: A LIFE OUTSIDE (Pruett Publishing, 1989) is a collection of essays about the 12 years Ed spent as a seasonal employee in the U.S. Forest Service SPLITTING CANE: CONVERSATIONS WITH BAMBOO ROD MAKERS (Stackpole, 2002) is a collection of interviews Ed Engle conducted with bamboo fly rod makers over a period of five years. The appendix includes additional information of interest to bamboo fly rod aficionados. TYING SMALL FLIES (Stackpole, 2004) is a compilation of the “Small Flies” columns that Ed wrote for FLY TYER magazine over a period of eight years. All of the columns have been updated with additional information for this volume. FISHING SMALL FLIES (Stackpole, 2005) is the companion volume to “Tying Small Flies”. It details tactics and techniques for fishing small flies. Ed’s most recent book, TROUT LESSONS (Stackpole, 2010), provides alternative techniques for those days on the river when your usual tactics and most dependable fly patterns don’t work.


Southwest Field Editor Fly Fisherman Magazine, Outdoor Editor Colorado Springs Sun, Columnist Fly Tyer Magazine, Columnist Warmwater Fly Fishing Magazine, Contributing Writer American Angler.

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