Ed Engle On High-Flow Trout Tactics

June 13, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

After noting that the Colorado runoff is likely to peak early this year, Ed Engle offers several excellent bits of advice for nymphing in high water, among them fishing the slower bank water, using high-contrast nymphs in off-color water, and looking for “velocity barriers.” “Just stand on the bank, cast upstream and dead drift the fly the same way you would short line a nymph imitation when the water is lower. The only difference is that for high-water conditions you’ll probably need a more heavily weighted fly or you’ll have to add more weight to the leader.” In the Boulder, Colorado Daily Camera.