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** Canceled – Boulder’s Fly Fishing History with Gordon Wickstrom
September 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
*** It is with a heavy heart that we must cancel this event, as we are sad to say that Gordon passed away on Sept. 18. Gordon was aware that his health was fading fast and this was to be his final goodbye, his final gift to the Boulder fly fishing community, but alas mother nature lowered the curtain before we could enjoy one final act by our friend. Services are being organized, and we will send out notification when they are finalized. May your dries ride high and your lines be tight for eternity friend.
Join us on Sept. 20th as we have the pleasure of hosting a rare presentation by Gordon Wickstrom, the steward of Boulder’s fly fishing history. Gordon grew up in a sleepy little college town and entered the sport via a 1939 Christmas gift – a restored, eight-foot bamboo rod and a new South Bend Orenomatic automatic fly reel. Since then he has always had an abiding love of fly fishing and the wonders that surround it.
More About Gordon
Gordon Wickstrom is a WWII Navy veteran, a graduate of Stanford with a Ph.D., a college professor, and a serious student of Shakespeare. For more than 60 years, when asked about his occupation, he always stated “I’m a fisherman that teaches school and stages plays.” But Gordon is far more than these things. He’s contemplative about where things are headed, and reflective about where they have been. He’s an incredible resource about our fly fishing history and a voice to be heard through his writings. His books, Notes from an Old Fly Book and Late in an Anglers Life are classics about why we do, what we do.
On the 20th he will share with you his thoughts on writing about this wonderful sport.