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Jon Kleis

Jon is a columnist for the Colorado Springs Gazette, and the contributing author for the Elevenmile Canyon and Dream Stream chapters of the new book, 50 Best Tailwaters To Fly Fish. A Colorado Springs native and full-time guide, he spends his free time writing, tying flies, practicing photography, shooting and producing fly-fishing films, sight fishing for giant carp in our many local lakes, and sight fishing for trophy trout on his home river the South Platte.


A family man and angler, he doesn’t believe in limiting oneself to just one type of fly-fishing, taking time to learn how to use streamers, terrestrials, dry flies, and nymphs in pursuit of all freshwater species available in Colorado.


Here are a few client reviews for Jon:


"Hey, just wanted to thank you for hooking us up with Jon Kleis for our fly fishing outing in Colorado last week. It was the highlight of our trip. Jon was great. Not only did he make things easy for us, but he's also just a down-right nice guy... and he knows his stuff when it comes to fly fishing."


"Our guide, Jon Kleis, called us and went over the entire trip making sure of our experience ad knowledge of fly fishing so he could tailor the trip and make it a learning and enjoyable experience. Jon met us at the store and fitted us with our gear and we were off on our journey. On the way there Jon was explaining where we were going and what to expect until we arrived at our destination on the South Platte River. Jon was teaching right from the start and he was so helpful but most of all patient. We are not that experienced and Jon was the BEST guide that we ever had and we have had many. We learned more from Jon in 4 hours than I learned in so many other trips. The other thing was we caught fish with the new techniques that we will be able to use going forward. If you want to catch fish but also have a guide that is passionate about his profession and will teach you techniques that you will take away, then book a trip with Jon Kleis."


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