Ed Engle: Mountain Stream Basics

August 10, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Ed Engle goes fishing in Rocky Mountain National Park with buddy John Gierach and despite knowing that mountain stream fly selection is simple, stuffs the box with variety anyway. “Over the years I’d managed to jam it so full of flies I couldn’t really tell what I had. That doesn’t make much sense because when it comes down to it, all you really need for most Colorado small streams is size-16 dry fly and a lightly weighted Gold-ribbed Hare’s Ear nymph or wet fly.” In the Boulder Daily Camera.