Guest Tier & Speaker: Richard Pilatzke
Topic: Stillwater Fly Fishing for Dummies
Richard Pilatzke lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife Cheryl and border collie mix dog Bella. He has been fly tying and fly fishing for over 35 years. For the last twenty years, he has specialized in tying flies for and fishing high mountain lakes in Colorado. He especially likes fishing damselfly and dragonfly hatches and terrestrials.
He does many fly tying demonstrations at events like The Fly Fishing Show, The International Sportsman’s Expo and at fly tying clinics across the region. 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 and Colorado Outdoors. 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.