59 Years Experience in One Night


That’s what you’ll experience at the August chapter meeting. John “JB” Bruning will talk about the lessons he’s learned in 59 years of fly fishing—and that includes 15 years of guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park and the surrounding area.



JB is a 4th generation Colorado native who overcame an early career in facilities management—including for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta—and now blends a passion for fly fishing with a penchant for contemporary metal sculpture in his enterprise, Confluence Arts, LLC.


JB says guiding in the Estes Park area is largely about introducing beginners to the sport, helping them acquire the skills to be successful, and hopefully instilling an appreciation and love for the environment where trout live. As a Sage Pro Team and Elite Pro Guide, he has seen fly-fishing equipment and techniques evolve. He’ll share what he’s learned and offer his perspective for the future of our sport and our fisheries.


The meeting is Friday, August 27th at 6:30 P.M. at the Estes Park American Legion Hall. Be there! And if you have friends interested in trout fishing—or contemporary metal sculpture—bring them along.