Rick Takahashi

Rick Takahashi

Overview

I am a fly designer, demonstration fly tier, fly tying instructor, artist and author. I have be fortunate to tie at local and regional venues such as the Denver Fly Show, West Denver Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Clinic, International Sportsmen Exhibition, Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave, Fly Fishing Rendezvous, Scheels Sporting Goods, Outdoors and Sportsmen Expo Eagle, Colorado, Colorado International Federation of Fly Ties Tying Clinicand at various regional fly shops near Denver. I am an illustrator and contributor to Fly Fisherman Magazine. I was a guest Artist for the Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave Yellowstone Park. I am a Signature Fly Designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. I have had several articles published in Fly Fisherman Magazine as well as some illustrations. My fly patterns have appeared in Randall Kaufmann’s book “Fly Patterns”, “Fly Fishing Rocky Mountain National Park by Steve Schwitzer, Todd Hosman’s book ”Colorado Flies”, Bruce Staples “Flies of the Greater Yellostone Area, Pat Dorsey’s “Colorado Guide Flies”, Landon Mayer’s “Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing” and Chris Santella’s Hatch is On.
I’ve written two books titled “Modern Midges, Tying and Fishing the World’s Most Effective Pattern” and “Modern Terrestrials, Tying and Fishing the World’s Most Effective Pattern” Stackpole/Headwater Books. My newest book titled “The Fly Tying Artist, Creative Patterns for Common Hatches” is based on the fly patterns I’ve designed and patterns I like to tie. The book is in the production phase and I hope it will be out in 2018. An article was written about Prince Nymphs and my “GO2 Prince” is in the American Angler Magazine.
I am on the Pro Staff of Whiting Farms, Semprefli, Canadian Llama, Finest Fly Tying Benches, Force Fly Fishing, Flymen, Solarez and Togen Enterprise. I have presented a programs on Midge Fly Fishing, Terrestrial Fly fishing to various conclaves and TU organizations in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. I have two podcastson on Ask About Fly Fishing on the subject of Midge Fly Fishing and one podcast for Denver Outtfitters om the subject Fly Fishing and fly tying

All sessions by Rick Takahashi

Midge Fly Fishing

29 Apr 2018
12:00PM - 12:45PM
Speaker's Theater

Effective Fly Patterns for the Rocky Mountain Region

28 Apr 2018
2:30PM - 3:15PM
Fly Tyer's Theater

From Midges to Grasshoppers

29 Apr 2018
10:30AM - 11:15AM
Fly Tyer's Theater