FLY FISHERMAN Loveland, CO
My name is Caleb Van Wagner, I am 32 years of age. I have been fly fishing and tying for roughly 20 years. I am a native to Colorado, having grown up in a rural setting; the outdoors played a central role in the forging of my fly fishing passion. I began to fly fish and tie flies at roughly the same time after a family reunion in the flat tops region. I was mesmerized by the dance between the anglers and that amazing loop that followed his every move. And that was just casting, after the minute dry fly gently fluttered down to the water’s surface a slight twitch enticed an eager cutthroat to strike. With a bubbling whirl the mosquito disappeared below the emerald surface of the water. In this brief moment my love, and later in life, my obsession, for fly fishing and tying was galvanized.
Music is communication exemplified, there's nothing that unifies people better and more effectively than music. Music is fundamental in everyday life, from my music line up in my truck to the hours of casting practice. Not many things have the power to truly inspire people and ground them in a moment like music.
Fly fishing has taken me from fresh water to salt, mountains to deserts. All across the US and into other country's just to catch a fish only to release alive and well. Most importantly it has escorted me through the many ups and downs life throws at you. Like a silent witness to the journey that is me.
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