FLY FISHING ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Author: Todd Hosman
Publisher: TODD HOSMAN, Dec 2003
Experience breathtaking scenery as you stalk unspoiled waters alive with wild trout. Rocky Mountain National Park rates among the finest places to fly fish. B&W illus, photos & maps; 5.5x8.5 inches, 182 pgs.
* More than 100 great places to fly fish Fly Fishing Rocky Mountains
* Accurate directions to streams, rivers and lakes
* Easy-to-reach and backcountry destinations
* Best fly patterns, techniques and tackle
* Includes Beginner's Reference section
Originally published in 1996, Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park quickly became a favorite guidebook for thousands of fly anglers worldwide. In the new expanded edition, Hosman details more than 100 great fly-fishing destinations, from the Park's best streams, creeks and rivers to magnificent high-mountain lakes and ponds. Altogether, this book presents virtually every fishable and reasonably accessible wild-trout water in the Park.
The new Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park also includes specific information on fly patterns, insect hatches and seasonal changes, along with tips on casting and presentation techniques. In addition, a concise "Beginner's Reference" section offers practical advice to the infrequent or novice fly angler. Readers acclaim this fact-filled book as "the definitive guide to fly fishing anywhere and everywhere in Rocky."
A portion of sale proceeds will be donated to The Nature Conservancy and Colorado Trout Unlimited.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. Fly Fishing at Its Best
2. Reading the Water, Knowing the Fish
3. Bugs, Trout Flies, and Their Seasons
4. Fish Sense: Casting and Presentation
5. Catching and Releasing
6. Fly Fishing Equipment for the Park
7. Destination Notes
8. East Slope Destinations
9. West Slope Destinations
Appendix A: A Beginner's Reference
Appendix B: Supplemental Information
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Wild trout and spectacular places: Hosman's guide will tell you where to find them... Rocky Mountain Streamside
I've fly fished the Park more than 48 years, and this book's advice on 'where, when and how' is the best. Michael D. Clark; South Creek, Ltd., Lyons, Colorado
Hosman's book...is the angling equivalent of being directed to some of the most beautiful and productive headwater creeks, beaver ponds, and alpine lakes in the state by a steely-eyed, $200-a-day mountain guide but it's infinitely less expensive. Dennis Smith, Loveland Reporter-Herald
...Opens new angling vistas...Although tailored to flyfishing, the guide is useful to anglers of every stripe and contains a wealth of general information about the park and surrounding area. Charlie Meyers, The Denver Post
The most comprehensive guide to Park fly fishing Mark Rayman; Estes Angler, Estes Park, Colorado
"Given the opportunity to fish everywhere he talks about in his two books on Colorado flyfishing, it would probably take an ambitious angler several years to sample even a fair share of what is offered." Angler's Edge, Colorado Trout Unlimited
Accurate, through and informative, here is the finest reference I've ever seen for fishing the Park. John E. Heasley, author of Leaving the Crowds Behind: A Guide to Backcountry Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park
I keep this book on my desk to help plan my trips and to inform others about fly fishing in the Park. It holds so many destinations, I doubt I'll ever be able to fish them all. Jim Cannon; The Blue Quill Angler, Evergreen, Colorado
A must-have guidebook for fishing in the Park. Ed Dentry, Rocky Mountain News
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Todd Hosman works as a writer, musician and fly fishing guide. He is also the author of Fly Fishing Colorado's Front Range and the producer of the jazz CD Ten Times You. He lives near Boulder, Colorado.