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Product Details

  • Series: Headwater Guides
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole/Headwater (July 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811707318
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811707312
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Landon Mayer is a fly-fishing instructor, guide, and writer with nearly two decades of experience. He is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler, and his contributions have also been featured in Field & Stream, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, and Fly Fisherman magazines. Landon's previous books include Sight Fishing for Trout, Colorado's Best Fly Fishing, and How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life.

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He found this book when a guide recommended he purchase it.
Lisa Bizzaro
All in all if you are going to have one fly fishing guide book on your bookshelf on how to fly fish Colorado this is it.
Dennis O.
The best of the guide books I read in preparing for a fly fishing trip to Colorado.
J. Pierce

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Dennis O. on August 7, 2011
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I ordered the book as a pre-sale. Received book first week in August. This is a little different than the typical Landon Mayer book on how to catch BIG fish, which he is very good at.

This book is more of a fishing guide that list's each of the major rivers and many streams in Colorado. It tells about the available hatch for each river and how to fish each hatch in each season. It includes fishing guide advice, and access points. Book also includes a hatch chart along with recommended flies for each hatch on each river. Book breaks up each section of river.

All in all if you are going to have one fly fishing guide book on your bookshelf on how to fly fish Colorado this is it. Landon hit it out of the park with this book.

This is in a paperback book format
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Carl J. King on January 29, 2012
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If you are heading to Colorado to flyfish, this is a book to own. This book gives great insite on all the areas throughout Colorado. Landon puts you in the middle of everything. I started to tie some of the flies and am looking forward to seeing if some of the trout take my offering.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Freele on April 11, 2014
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I picked this up to see if I could learn anything new about places to fly fish in Colorado. I'm heading out there again this summer for a month of fly fishing and camping. So many places, so little time. How to best spend it? You need this book. What this does is put some of the the best places in a nice neat package that made planning my next trip much easier than the last trip. I have several books on fly fishing Colorado, but this one will be my go to book from now on. Landon Mayer put it all together in a nice tight package. Flies you'll want, hatch charts, access points and tips on how to approach the different types of waters. If you've read his other books, you won't even question getting this one. You'll have it in the front seat of you car. ...ps... You'll want to have a copy of the Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer to use along with this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denis Lose on December 7, 2011
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A must have for Colorado fishermen. Well written, informative,and illustrated. Looking forward to using it for a long time on trips to Colorado.
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The guide was excellent for the rivers covered. I liked the fact that the fly shops and outfitters were listed in one spot at the end of the book and that their websites were included. I was surprised the North Platte coverage was limited to an insert with the description of the Yampa. The Yampa is a west s.lope stream while the North Platte an east slope stream. I was also surprised the insert was written by someone with St Peters fly shop in Fort Collins rather than someone from North Park Anglers in Walden (both shops are excellent and I have used guides from both). I also think the north park area of Colorado deserved more treatment (even though a lot of water there is private).I'm also surprised that the outfitters listed for the Arkansas didn't include Tim Hill in Leadville. When I look for a guide on new water, I try to find one who operates as close to where I plan on fishing as possible. Leadville is on the upper Arkansas. I've fished most of the waters covered in this book as I grew up in Colorado. ( having moved away in1972after my honeymoon in the Rawah Wilderness Area up the west branch of the Laramie) I return frequently and have fished with several of the guides listed in the guide

The photography was superb and added to the quality of the guide
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By Moducks on March 4, 2014
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I loved the book and all the information it gave. The only thing that would have made it any better is if it included road maps to the public fishing areas. Other than that, the background, flies, techniques and strategies were fantastic.
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By Brenda on February 9, 2014
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Great book. We have been in the area before, just wanted to see if any other fishing spots to go too. Information is accurate for what we have used in southeast area. Good pictures too.
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By Tick on June 11, 2013
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Wonderful book, very useful for both the novice and experienced fly fisherman. Great tips on places to fish and how/when to fish them. Strongly recommend this book!
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