Fly Fishing Southern Colorado by Craig Martin, Tom Knopick, John Flick |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Fly Fishing Southern Colorado

Fly Fishing Southern Colorado

by Craig Martin, Tom Knopick, John Flick
     
 

From the majestic San Juan Mountains to the wide-open expanses of the San Luis Valley, few fishing areas rival the pristine beauty, diversity, and solitude of southern Colorado's rivers and trout streams. This guide thoroughly explores the region's watersheds: the Conejos, Rio Grande, San Juan, Piedra, Los Piños, Animas, and Dolores, as well as the still

Overview

From the majestic San Juan Mountains to the wide-open expanses of the San Luis Valley, few fishing areas rival the pristine beauty, diversity, and solitude of southern Colorado's rivers and trout streams. This guide thoroughly explores the region's watersheds: the Conejos, Rio Grande, San Juan, Piedra, Los Piños, Animas, and Dolores, as well as the still waters of high mountain areas. Included are detailed maps of the region and each watershed; area regulations and conservation policies; safety precautions, weather, and wildlife information; and a list of the region's important aquatic insects. For those willing to hoof it, southern Colorado's streams and rivers offer old fashioned, have-the-river-to-yourself fly fishing. But with this guide, even the roadside angler can find idyllic spots to cast a fly, making Fly Fishing Southern Colorado an essential guide for any angler interested in knowing and fishing "the Little Switzerland of Colorado."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780871089465
Publisher:
Pruett Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Pruett Series
Edition description:
2nd ed.
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
324,566
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Read an Excerpt

Fly Fishing Southern Colorado

An Angler's Guide
By Craig Martin

Westwinds Press

Copyright © 2007 Craig Martin
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780871089465

Fly fishing has as much to do with ragged purple mountaintops, water cascading over rounded boulders in steep-walled canyons of pink granite, and sunlight streaming through Douglas firs as it does with fish. In pursuit of trout, anglers find themselves in some of the world’s loveliest places and perhaps, either knowingly or subconsciously, derive as much satisfaction from simply entering the trout’s environment as they do from catching their quarry. Angling carries no guarantee of success, and more often than not a cast to a stream or lake results in failure. Yet anglers continue to head for the water because the places trout live are as important to them as are the speckled fish.

Continues...

Excerpted from Fly Fishing Southern Colorado by Craig Martin Copyright © 2007 by Craig Martin. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Meet the Author

Craig Martin is editor of the successful Fly Fishing in Northern New Mexico and lives just over the Colorado border in northern New Mexico. Tom Knopick and John Flick operate Duranglers Flies and Supplies tackle shop in Durango, Colorado.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >