Jeffrey Dean of the newly established business JD Fly Fishing, gathered with his daughter, Twyla, Cedaredge Mayor Richard Udd and fellow members of the Grand Mesa Business Guild, including the founder, Cassie Fortman, along with many friends and supporters Aug. 26 on the banks of the Gunnison River for a ceremonial ribbon ceremony signifying the launch of JD Fly Fishing.
The ceremony took place at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park, where JD Fly Fishing often launches to take clients on fishing adventures.
Dean is a contract guide for Gunnison River Expeditions, Montrose Anglers and Sunrise Anglers. He teaches fly fishing techniques, guides fishing adventures ties flies to order and teaches fly tying.
Dean said he hopes to teach many people about the arts of both fly fishing and fly tying.
“I’m excited and feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to do this," Dean said. "It's what, had life dealt me a different hand, I believe I would have done. I absolutely love fishing and fly tying. And I love, love, love newbies. Taking them out and watching them catch a fish brings back all the joy of my first fish on a fly rod.”
More information on JD Fly Fishing is available at jdflyfishing.com.
Press release also published by the Delta County Independent