Ed Engle January 17 and 18, 2015

Ed Engle is an established author, outdoorsman and fly fishing expert.  He will be sharing stories and experiences with us at our Annual Fly Fishing Seminar at MacEwan University. Tickets are the unbelievably low price of $65.00 which covers admission to both days of the seminar.  Learn more about Ed on his website.

Email tickets@nlft.org for ticket inquiries or drop in at one of the regular club meetings.

2015-seminar-edeIn addition to Fly Tying Demonstrations, Ed’s Program at the seminar will include these topics:

OFFBEAT TACTICS THAT CATCH TROUT–Every now and then the tactics that usually catch trout don’t work. In this program Ed explores nonstandard tactics that may work when the normal stuff doesn’t—like fishing the same side of the river with streamers, using large spent spinner imitations as attractor flies, drowning terrestrial patterns, active alternatives to dead-drifting nymphs, high-sticking dry flies, presenting standard attractor fly patterns in new ways or swinging dry flies on a tight line. In addition to presenting specific nonstandard tactics the program will also encourage fly fishers to let go of their preconceived notions whenever confronted to usual or difficult fishing conditions.

CATCHING DIFFICULT TROUT–This program is full of new ideas for catching those trout that leave most fly fishers scratching their heads. These could the ultra selective, highly educated fish found in heavily fished public waters or they could be the trout in your favorite stream that just happen to have an “attitude” on a particular afternoon. The program explains the importance of your approach and casting position, slack line casts, the use of small flies, using spent spinners as attractors, terrestrials as attractors, how to match the riseform and the hatch, and fishing the zones where trout are feeding. In addition, the program covers crucial equipment checks that will help you land difficult-to-catch trout once you do hook them

NYMPHING FUNDAMENTALS– A comprehensive look at the sometimes confusing game of catching trout on subsurface fly imitations. The program begins by defining what nymphing is and giving a short history of the art of nymphing. Dead-drift, suspension and tight-line nymphing techniques and tackle are discussed. Also included are tips for “sight-fishing” nymph imitations and how to fish nymphs in various water types. The program concludes with ways for nymph fishers to simplify their tackle and techniques and in the process elevate their nymphing game.

FLY FISHING WESTERN TAILWATERS–In this popular program, which came out of research conducted for his groundbreaking book, “Fly Fishing the Tailwaters,” Ed offers an in-depth explanation of how tailwaters differ from unregulated freestone rivers and the best strategies and tactics for successfully fishing them. Basic tailwater biology is discussed along with aquatic insects and non-insect trout foods common to tailwaters throughout the western U.S. Specific tactics and fly patterns for tailwaters  are discussed. Particular attention is given to fishing the small flies that are crucial to tailwater success. Although the program emphasizes western tailwaters, much of the information included will apply to tailwater fisheries through the United States.