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A Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte River

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Publisher Comments:

Pat Dorsey, an Orvis-Endorsed guide who has been guiding for more than ten years, spends at least 200 days a year on the stream. His familiarity and tremendous affection for the Platte is conveyed through his insightful advice regarding the challenges of each season, the gear needed, and special instructions, Pat has won the annual Master Fly Tournament in Cheesman Canyon five out of eight years. Pat, his wife, and their five children reside in Parker, Colorado.

* 160 color photographs

* 30 illustrations

* five detailed maps

* hatch charts for each river section

* recipes and photographs for over 40 fly patterns

* specific techniques for the South Platte River

* history, ecology, and resources

Synopsis:

Skill and expertise, which are the nuts and bolts of the sport of fly-fishing, typically take a long time to develop. At the start, however, the learning curve moves along quite quickly for beginners despite the astronomical amount of new information to be learned. Learning and mastering the basic tasks at the start is very satisfying and rewarding because of the positive reinforcement beginners receive when they catch their first few trout.

                                    From page 25 of A Fly-Fishing Guide to the South Platte River

Synopsis:

A Fly-Fishing Guide to the South Platte River represents decades of experience from the top guide on this demanding river. It encompasses a thorough look at each section and gives details on the hatches and recommended fly patters for each season of the year.

About the Author

Pat, his wife, and their five children reside in Parker, Colorado.

Table of Contents

ix Acknowledgments

xi Introduction

1 Equipment

11 Presentation, Preparation, and River Methodology

25 Tricks, Tips, and Techniques for Mastering the South Platte

51 The South Platte, A World-Class Fishery

111 The Hayman Fire

115 Whirling Disease

118 Trout Food and Hatches

137 Fly Selection

141Flies for the South Platte River

165 Fly Shops and Guide Services

167 Bibliography

169 About the Author

171 Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871089519
Author:
Dorsey, Pat
Publisher:
Westwinds Press
Author:
Pat, Dorsey
Subject:
Fishing - Flyfishing
Subject:
Outdoors-Trout and Flyfishing
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Fly fishing
Subject:
South Platte River
Subject:
Trout
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Pruett Series
Publication Date:
20071231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.4 x 0.6 in

Related Subjects


Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » General
Travel » North America » United States » Western States
Travel » Special Interest » Sports

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"Synopsis" by ,
Skill and expertise, which are the nuts and bolts of the sport of fly-fishing, typically take a long time to develop. At the start, however, the learning curve moves along quite quickly for beginners despite the astronomical amount of new information to be learned. Learning and mastering the basic tasks at the start is very satisfying and rewarding because of the positive reinforcement beginners receive when they catch their first few trout.

                                    From page 25 of A Fly-Fishing Guide to the South Platte River

"Synopsis" by ,
A Fly-Fishing Guide to the South Platte River represents decades of experience from the top guide on this demanding river. It encompasses a thorough look at each section and gives details on the hatches and recommended fly patters for each season of the year.
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