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April Membership Meeting

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Legislative Update: What is happening in Denver and Washington???

Jen Boulton CTU Lobbyist

David Nickum, CTU Executive Director








“The gnomes irreverent look at the history of fishing” a power point slide presentation covering over 40,000 years of the history of fishing with an emphasis on the rod.







Jeff Hatton

Colorado native born in Denver, schooled in Frederick and graduated high school in Longmont 1979, Journeyman iron-worker at age 20. Commercial fly tier in 1982. I tied for A.K. for 3-4 years then moved to the west slope town of Paonia. I have worked in tackle shops and for guide services in the delta grand jct. area along with a 5 year stint as the Production manager and harvest foreman for Whiting Farms.
I have also spent some time at the Lands End Sculpture center and foundry(one of the best in the world!!) as a floating foundry man capable of all aspects of sculpting and casting bronze using the lost wax method of investment casting. Check out “the Legacy” sculpture  on the Scripps-Oceanographic center website in La-Holla Ca. We did that family group of gray whales life sized and they are installed in front of the Aquarium there {2nd largest cast bronze in the US and fourth largest in the world at that time}.
Corksmith @ SCOTT rods from 1997-2000.
2000 to the present has included my owning and operating Gnomish Rod works and helping out at the foundry and being an Adjunct Professor of advanced fly fishing guide skills @ CMC Timberline Campus Leadville Co for 4 years and in 2005 I became a published author with the release of my book titled “Rod Crafting- A full color written & pictorial history from 1843-1960“.
I am also the owner/curator of the “Gnomes Traveling Rod Show” the only traveling museum dedicated to the evolution of the fishing rod in the world. A two hundred year look at the evolution of our beloved tool.


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April 25
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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