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Hooked in Basalt

Dear Editor:On behalf of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce’s board and staff, I would like to thank Fly Fishing Team USA for allowing Basalt to host the Rocky Mountain Regional Qualifiers this past weekend. There were two Team USA session records broken – one on the lake and one on the river. Randy Hanner caught 55 fish in a three-hour river session, and Dan Oas caught 60 fish in a three-hour lake session, both of which are very impressive! Congratulations to the following medal winners: Anthony Naranja, gold medal; Russell Miller, silver medal; and Dan Oas, bronze medal. And congratulations to the top 10 who have the opportunity to compete at the nationals in Bend, Ore., in October: Robbie Wirth, Brandon Soucie, Riley Cotter, Cody Burgerhoff, Jason Beausoleil, Jason Peltack, Tim Emery, Connor Murphy, Caleb Vanwagoner and Tom Carroll.We also would like to thank all the wonderful volunteer judges and photographers who followed these world-class anglers for the two-day event. We couldn’t have done it without all of you! And finally, thanks to Bennett Bramson from Fleisher Land & Homes, Amy Forsey from Express Yourself, Warwick Mowbray from Fryingpan Anglers, Brian Capsay from The Caddis Co., Hutch Hutchinson from Orvis, Martin Oswald from Riverside Grill, the guys at Snow Limo, and the town of Basalt for helping with the logistics of the event.The community barbecue was a success thanks to all the volunteers, Jamie Theriot from Smoke Modern BBQ, the guys at Aspen Brewing Co. and the rockin’ sounds from Poser!We are proud to showcase our two Gold Medal rivers and are looking forward to hosting the nationals here in Basalt in 2013! We hope everyone can come out and discover Basalt for themselves this summer!Heather SmithPresident and CEO, Basalt Chamber of Commerce


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