Engle: Catching In Most Direct Way Possible

February 26, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

There’s much to be said for simplicity. Ed Engle prefers fly fishing and especially midging without use of fancy — and even more effective — techniques and rigs. “My most memorable fish have been the ones where there was as little between me and the trout as possible. That means no junk or gizmos attached to the leader other than a single small, unweighted fly that I’ve tied myself and the application of a no-nonsense aesthetically pleasing, but practical, cast. The icing on the cake is when the trout takes my artificial fly in precisely the same way that it has taken the naturals.” In the Boulder Daily Camera.