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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.


Colorado Outdoors Magazine

Ron Belak publishes about four fly-fishing articles each year in Colorado Outdoors magazine. In the January/February 2019 issue, Ron published an article on fish learning. Surprisingly, fish can learn a lot more than we give them credit for. The March/April 2019 issue contains Ron's article on borderline backcountry bellyboating, which describes 10 drive-up locations that give the belly boating angler the feel of being deep in the backcountry. The Annual Fishing Guide, published in late May, contained an aricle by Ron on where and how to catch golden trout, tiger trout and graylings. And finally, the July/August issue will contain Ron's article on fishing high lakes in the Colorado State Forest and Never Summer Range. Back issues of Colorado Outdoors, as well as a subscription to the magazine, can be purchase on their web site.