Ron Belak, RMOWP member from Evergreen, Colorado, has announced the recent publication of his book, Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry.
The book is a collection of articles that originally appeared in Colorado Outdoorsmagazine, the official publication of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Ron tells us that all the essays in this how-to book were updated in 2018. Although aimed primarily at backcountry anglers in Colorado, he says that over half the essays are relevant to fly fishing for trout anywhere.
With 190 pages in an 8 1/2 by 11-inch format, the soft cover book includes almost 450 color photos. Subjects range from fly-fishing techniques and equipment, tips on researching and preparing to fish the Colorado backcountry, seasonal strategies, fly-tying, and dry-fly fishing.
A freelance writer and photographer for the past 25 years, Ron tells us that he has fished about 400 high-mountain lakes and small reservoirs in Colorado over the past 40 years, plus waters in Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Canada, and Argentina. He has published about 70 articles in Colorado Outdoors, and his writing and photography has also appeared in Fly Fishermanand American Anglermagazines. He is a frequent presenter at chapter meetings of Trout Unlimited, other fly-fishing groups, and the Fly Fishing Show held annually in Denver.
Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountrywas published by BookBaby in December, 2018, and can be purchased through Ron’s website, www.ronbelak.com.