Flyfisher offers tips on small flies

Flyfisher offers tips on small fliesThe Aguabonita Flyfishers will meet Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Ridgecrest United Methodist Church. A fly-tying demonstration will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a program at 7:30 p.m.

Ed Engle, a renowned flyfisher, guide, fly-tier and author, will present “Fishing Small Flies,” featuring patterns for hook sizes 28-32.

“Following the demo, Ed will present how to fish these small flies and why they are important on many rivers, streams and lakes,” said a spokesperson.

“The program includes a thorough discussion of the rods, reels, leaders, fly boxes, knots, rigs and tactics that are necessary for success with small flies. Ed pays attention to major aquatic insect species that are important to small-fly enthusiasts.”

These species include blue-winged olives, tricos, pale morning duns, midges and small caddisflies, to name a few. The program concludes with the how, where, why and when to fish these tiny flies.

Engle has authored many magazine articles and books.

Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Pictured: Renowned flyfisher Ed Engle

Story First Published: 2019-02-01