Duane Redford, a professional fly fishing guide, spends the majority of his days guiding on the South
Platte River near Deckers, Colorado and on the Eagle River near Minturn, Colorado. He began his fly
fishing career fishing the Rocky Mountain West, and has been toting a fly rod for better than four
As a retired teacher and coach, Duane has a unique, systematic approach to the river that he has
used as the basis of his guiding for the last twelve years. This systematic approach, derived from
guiding countless days on highly pressured, technical waters, has been refined over time, and is easily
Duane is a sought after national speaker, Master Nymph Fly Rods Ambassador, consultant for
Hookhead apparel, signature tier for Montana Fly Company, and the author of The Fly Fishers’
Playbook, a Systematic Approach to Nymphing and Hidden in Plain View, Recognizing the Obvious and
Exploiting the Obscure in Fly Fishing.
When he’s not guiding, Duane spends his time teaching fly fishing classes, blogging, tying, speaking,
and writing. When he’s not teaching, writing or guiding, you’ll find him on the river.
His latest presentation: The Perfect Drift, Easy As X,Y,Z delves into the three dimensions involved
within the perfect drift. Whether you’re pitching dry flies, nymphing, tight-lining or dry-dropping, this
presentation has something for you. It also covers, lively bugs in a dead drift, the fly fishing formula,
rod alignment, specialty casts and mends, and the X, Y and Z dimension approach, plus much more!
Duane will have his books, The Fly Fisher’s Playbook 2 nd Edition and Hidden in Plain View, with him at
the presentation. Show cost is $20 for Hidden in Plain View and $15 for The Playbook.
The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymph Fly Fishing, June 2011 (available Amazon,
Barnes and Noble, etc)
The Fly Fishers’ Playbook, A Systematic Approach to Nymphing 2 nd Edition, December 2014 (available
Stackpole Publishing Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc)
For guide services or other information feel free to email Duane at
Also, you can hear two archived nationwide broadcasts at www.askaboutflyfishing.com and
Follow his blog at: https://duaneredford.com
Watch Duane on Youtube!
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