Profile: Arkansas River Guide Don Puterbaugh

April 15, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the Denver Post, Karl Licis profiles the “Sage of the Arkansas,” who at age 81 still guides almost 100 days a year.
“With Paul Fling, Puterbaugh authored and illustrated ‘The Basic Manual of Fly Tying’ and ‘The Fly Fisherman’s Primer,’ both still available after several reprintings. Upon retiring from the Civil Service in the mid-1980s, Puterbaugh moved to Salida to be closer to the Arkansas.”