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Pat Dorsey Featured Tyer

Pat Dorsey Featured Tyer

Pat Dorsey is the featured tier the 2020 East Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo

We are very pleased and excited to have Pat Dorsey, world renowned fly fisherman, fly tyer and guide as the featured tyer at the 2020 Eastern Idaho Fly Tying/Fly Fishing Expo. Pat will be instructing two fly tying workshops, tying in the video fly tying theater, giving a destination program and of course, giving tying demonstrations on the main floor. Below is a summary of the extensive contributions to fly fishing by Pat Dorsey. Be sure to keep checking our website, www.snakerivercutthroats.organd our Facebook page Snake River Cutthroats Fly Fishing Club for further updates and information about Pat and all the other activities at the Expo.

Pat Dorsey is the head guide and a co-owner of the Blue Quill Angler fly shop in Evergreen, Colorado. He oversees and trains more than 25 guides, setting the standard for integrity and professionalism in the Blue Quill Angler guide operation. Pat also publishes an online stream repot for the central and southern Rockies

Pat Dorsey is a world renowned fly tier and has originated a number of effective patterns such as the Mercury series, UV Scud, Limeade, Cherry-Limeade, Paper Tiger, Top Secret Midge, Medallion Midge and the famed Black Beauty. Although Pat Dorsey no longer has the time to tie flies commercially, he once produced over 28,000 flies in a year. Pat is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. His signature flies are available at the Blue Quill Angler and other specialty fly shops throughout the United States. Pat is a Pro Team Member for Whiting Farms.Many of his flies incorporate Whiting Farm products.

Pat Dorsey is a Simms Ambassador, a member of the Sage Elite Pro Team, Fishpond Ambassador, Orvis Pro Team Member, Yeti pro staff, Hyde Drift Boats Pro Staff, and Scientific Anglers pro staff. Pat is also the Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman Magazine.

Pat Dorsey is the author of four books: Fly Fishing Tailwaters, a comprehensive book on fly-fishing tailwater fisheries. It includes detailed discussions on dams, benefits of a tailwater, hatches, fly selection, reading the water, and tactics and techniques to fool tough trout on year-round waters.Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies contains 500 step-by-step photos to tie 24 proven patterns, as well as, helpful tips and illustrations on how to rig and fish them.Colorado Guide Flies, features tips from the state’s best guides and includes approximately 600 proven guide flies with recipes.Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platt River(completely revised in 2018) is a complete how-to fly fishing manual for the entire South Platte River drainage. It encompasses a thorough look at each section of the river detailing the hatches and recommended fly patterns.

Pat Dorsey is a nationally known speaker. He travels the United States sharing his passion for fly fishing at trade shows and fishing clubs and is active with Trout Unlimited and the conservation of cold-water fisheries.

Pat Dorsey resides in Parker, Colorado with his wife Kim. She is an avid angler and often appears with Pat at trade shows and other speaking engagements. Kim and Pat Dorsey, host yearly trips to Alaska Sportman’s Lodge (Bristol Bay), and Rio Manso Lodge (Patagonia, Argentina).


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