The East Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains is home to an extraordinary concentration of accomplished fly tyers, perhaps more than anywhere in the world. Colorado Trout Flies profiles 34 of them, including professional tyers, fly-fishing guides and writers. The book also details 68 great fly patterns (with color photos and recipes) as crafted by the featured tyers. Based on the author's extensive interviews and research, Colorado Trout Flies brings the reader into the fly tyer's world of tradition and innovation; of imitation and imagination. For fly anglers and tyers, Colorado Trout Flies presents a unique and invaluable reference. Everyone can savor the book's insights into a remarkable group of people and the beautifully functional objects they create.