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Books & Magazines

Fly Fishing Colorado's Backcountry

This book became available in late December 2018. It's an organized collection of articles that originally appeared individually in Colorado Outdoors magazine, the official publication of Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Each article was updated and rewritten in 2018, and the articles are woven into 6 logical chapters giving advice on seasonal strategies for high lakes, how to reseach backcountry waters, equipment, techniques, entomology, fly patterns and fish biology. Although aimed primarily at backcountry anglers in Colorado, over half of the essays are relevant to fly fishing for trout anywhere. Reviews of the book appear on the "Book Reviews" tab.

 

ISBN: 978-1-54395-149-3

Library of Congress Registration Number: TX 8-700-906

Publisher:  High Lakes Press

Printer:  BookBaby

183 pages of text and 430 color photos in 8 1/2 x 11-inch, paperback format

   

Click on the title above to read one of the articles in the book.

 

The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado

This "where to fish" book consists of 23 articles previously published in Colorado Outdoors magazine that are now arranged in 6 geographic areas, covering all the mountain ranges of Colorado with significant numbers of high lakes. The articles were updated in 2020 and 2021 with recent stocking data and gill-net surveys. The author fished about 600 of the waters described in this book that contains 300 color photos, 60 topographical maps, trail descriptions to each lake, species present and anticipated sizes of fish to be caught. Publication date was April, 2021, and the book is now available through BookBaby's BookShop with a link below and elsewhere on this web site.

 

ISBN: 978-1-09837-437-2

Library of Congress Registration Number: pending

Publisher:  High Lakes Press

Printer:  BookBaby

183 pages of text, 300 color photos and 60 topographical maps in 8 1/2 x 11-inch, paperback format

 

Colorado Outdoors Magazine

Ron Belak publishes three or four articles each year in Colorado Outdoors magazine. Appearing in Colorado Outdoors in 2020 was Ron's aticle on Beginning Birding in the January/February issue and two articles on Fishing the Flat Tops--one each in the May/June and the July/August issue. The January/February, 2021 issue had an article on fishing high lakes north of Rabbit Ears Pass. The Fishing Guide and July issues this year will have articles on photographing fish, backcountry lake trout and mayflies.