Gifts: Engle Recommends "Why Fly Fishing," Craven's Basic Fly Tying

November 22, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Ed Engle is yet another devoted fan of “Why Fly Fishing,” a film by Miracle Productions and Jeffrey M. Pill. Engle notes that while you can always watch a stack of DVDs on how-to, where-to and what-to, this video succeeds where others have not — in communicating the sport’s appeal to a wide variety of audiences. “I picked up ‘Why Fly Fishing’ on the recommendation of a friend. It’s just 31 minutes long, and I’ll admit to thinking that maybe it was directed more toward people just getting into the sport than old fly-fishing grouches like myself, but I was wrong. What makes this DVD different from the others is that everyone you see on the screen is honestly passionate about fly-fishing.” Engle also recommends Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying (Headwater Books, 264 pages).
“Why Fly Fishing” is available from The Book Mailer. Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying can be purchased on Amazon.