Santiam Flycasters

Fly Fishing Western Tailwaters
Ed Engle

December 10, 7 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Ed Engle

We will be closing out the year with another wonderful show presented by Ed Engle, owner of Ed Engle Flyfishing. Ed will take us through the strategies and tactics to successfully fish these types of rivers which are so common across the West.

An avid fly fisher for over 40 years, Ed has fished the Americas from top to bottom as well as bits of Asia and Europe, mostly using small flies for trout. After spending 20 years as a guide on the South Platte River in Colorado, from which he retired in 2010, he was able to pursue his interest in small fly techniques which then led him to small streams, famous tailwaters, and high country lakes across many of our western states in search of wild trout.

In this popular program, Ed will offer an in-depth explanation of how tailwaters differ from unregulated freestone rivers and the best ways to successfully fish them. Ed will discuss tailwater biology, commonly found aquatic insects and non-insect trout foods, as well as a variety of tactics and fly recommendations for these types of rivers.

Since many of our homewaters including the North and South Santiam, the McKenzie and the Middle Fork of the Willamette all fall into this category, this will be a great way to close out a most challenging year.

Ed will join us via Zoom webconference. Members will receive a link to the meeting a few hours prior to meeting time. For details on how to join, please review our newsletter.

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