Colorado’s streams and still waters are legendary for their top-notch fishing. The state offers chances to catch trophy fish in everything from tailwaters to large freestone streams to reservoirs. Not surprisingly, Colorado is also home to some of the best fly tiers and designers in the world.
In this book, Colorado fly-fishing guide and professional fly tier Pat Dorsey showcases 50 flies and their variations that work well on waters in the state. Each chapter features a stunning macro image of the fly, detailed recipe, and information on the history and evolution of the pattern. In addition to this, Dorsey covers vital fishing information for each fly.
Pat Dorsey has been guiding for more than thirty years and is the head guide and co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado. He is a Simms Ambassador; a Fishpond Ambassador; a member of the pro staffs of Sage, Orvis, Yeti, Whiting Farms, and Scientific Anglers; and the Southwest field editor for Fly Fisherman magazine. He also maintains an online stream report that monitors stream flows and conditions for the Blue, Colorado, South Platte, North Fork of the South Platte, and Williams Fork rivers. He lives in Parker, Colorado.