Our guest speaker will be Richard Pilatzke. Richard will be discussing terrestrials along with his most recent trip to Patagonia. It should be a great presentation!
Richard Pilatzke lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Cheryl and border collie mix dog Bella . He was born in Montreal, Canada and grew up in upstate New York. Richard has lived in Colorado for over 37years. He has been fly tying and fly fishing for over 40 years.
For the last twenty five years, he has specialized in tying flies for and fishing mountain lakes in Colorado. He especially likes fishing damselfly and dragonfly hatches and terrestrials. He does many fly tying demonstrations at events like The Flyfishing Show, The International Sportsman’s Expo, the Black Canyon Fly Fishing Show, the Western Colorado Fly Fishing Expo, The New Mexico Trout Symposium, the Federation of Fly Fishers National Conclave and at fly tying clinics at many Denver area fly shops and TU and FFF chapters. In addition, Richard is a life member of both Trout Unlimited and the Federation of Fly Fishers. He is a member of Cutthroat Chapter, Trout Unlimited, has been a member of the Board of Directors for Cutthroat for over twenty-seven years, and a past member of the Board of Directors of Colorado Trout Unlimited.
Richard’s flies have been exhibited at the Boulder Art Museum and the Prichard Art Museum in Idaho Falls. He is currently a member of the Regal Engineering, Unibobber and Wasatch Angling Pro Staffs. Richard and his fly patterns have been featured in books by Gary LaFontaine, Pat Dorsey, Rick Takahashi, Marty Bartholomew, and Jim Schollmeyer and also in Southwest Fly Fishing, Fly Fusion and Colorado Outdoors. His fly patterns are displayed on the internet in both pictures and video. His biggest influences in fly tying have been Gary LaFontaine, Jack Dennis, John Betts, Craig Matthews, and Al Makkai. What Richard likes best about fly tying is the creative aspect, especially searching out little-known materials to create new patterns.
Where: NEW "OLD" LOCATION - Famous Dave's - 15725 E. Briarwood Circle, Aurora, CO 80016
When: Doors open at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, and the meeting starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.