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A Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte Riverby Pat Dorsey
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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.
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.
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
About the Author
Pat, his wife, and their five children reside in Parker, Colorado.
Table of Contents
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
169 About the Author
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