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Landon Mayer
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Landon Mayer


Landon Mayer’s angling success is fueled by an addiction to pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Mayer enthusiastically teaches and demonstrates his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers and has developed innovative strategies for sighting, hooking, and landing selective trout. He shares these tips and secrets in his books 101 Trout Tips: A Guide’s Secrets, Tactics and Techniques (new for 2015), Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing, Sight Fishing for Trout, and How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life, in addition to two DVDs: Landing the Trout of Your Life and Weapons of Bass Production, both of which also feature John Barr.

Landon’s passion for fly-fishing has allowed him to make several noteworthy contributions to the sport on and off the water. This has included travels to present at The Fly Fishing Shows, and related organizations of the Mid-Atlantic, West, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Southern states, as well as teaching through guided trips, fly-fishing classes, presentations, and demonstrations of his unique techniques.

Mayer is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler magazines. His contributions also have been featured in publications such as Fly Rod and Reel, American Angler, Southwest Fly Fishing, Field and Stream, Fly Fusion, and Fish and Fly magazines. As an ambassador in the fly-fishing industry, Mayer represents several lines including Simms Fly Fishing apparel and is a royalty fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He is also an advisory team member of Simms Fishing products, Bauer Fly Reels, R.L. Winston, Scientific Angler, Smith , Fish Pond USA, Yeti Coolers, and Casio Pro Trek watches.

Mayer has been guiding in Colorado full time on the South Platte River for the last 20 years, and one full season on the Nak Nek River in AK. He resides with his wife, Michelle, and their four children in Florissant, Colorado. For additional information on his services and presentations, contact him at:

Other Interests: Faith, Family, Friends, and the Environment


  • 1997 Started as a full time fly fishing guide and instructor
  • 2002 Certified Casting Instructor with the Federation of Fly Fishers
  • 2003 Published first article for High Country Angler Magazine
  • 2004 Published first article for Fly Fisherman Magazine
  • 2007 Published Book: How to Catch The Biggest Trout Your Life (Wild River Press)
  • 2007 DVD Release with John Barr: Landing the Trout of Your Life with (Mad Trout Media)
  • 2008 Fly Fisherman Magazine Cover, May
  • 2008 DVD Release with John Barr: Weapons of Bass Production 
  • 2009 Published Book: Sight Fishing for Trout (Stackpole Books)
  • 2010 Fly Fisherman Magazine Cover, August
  • 2011 Umpqua Signature Fly Tier new release (Tube Midge, Mayer's Mysis)
  • 2012 Published Book: Colorado's Best Fly Fishing (Headwater Books)
  • 2012  Umpqua Signature Fly Tier new release (Mayer's Mini Leech)
  • 2013 Fly Fisherman Magazine Cover, August
  • 2015 Published Book: 101 Trout Tips: A Guide's Secrets, Tactics, and Techniques
  • 2015 The Roy E. Gray Meritorious Service Award (Pikes Peak Fly Fishers) 
  • 2016 Umpqua Signature Fly Tier new release (Titan Tube Midge)
  • 2018 Umpqua Signature Fly Tier new release (Tails Up Trico)
  • 2018 TBR new book: The Hunt for Giant Trout (November, Stackpole Books) 
  • 2018 TBR: Instructional Fly Fishing Video with (Headwater Media Group)