A Friend, Fisherman & Smile We Will Always Remember. If You Knew Gary, Please Leave a Comment or Fishing Story You Had With Him Below.
The Denver fly fishing community has lost a great friend and angler in Gary Hort. He will be deeply missed and remembered always by so many of us who had the chance to get to know and fish with Gary. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and all that knew him.
Gary volunteered as the program coordinator for the High Plains Drifters Fly Fishing Club in Littleton and that is where I first met Gary. He has invited CSO to talk with the club about fishing wiper, RMNP & Denver Carp. Since that time, I have guided Gary several times on the Urban South Platte where we have targeted both trout and carp. Gary absolutely loved to fish and I will always remember how excited he was to learn that he could now catch trout just minutes from his home! I was also there to help Gary catch his first carp on the fly which became a new favorite species to target.
I’ve guided a lot of fishing trips and have had some stellar days on the water where clients caught a lot more fish than I ever caught with Gary. Even so, very few have ever gone out of their way to the extent Gary did to help promote Minturn Anglers and myself. That was the thing about Gary, he genuinely appreciated the efforts of others and loved to help people. Gary also fished a lot with Landon Mayer and Pat Dorsey and I have no doubt they would both tell you the same thing about Gary. We will always remember him in thought and pictures in both Pat and Landon’s books.
Regardless of how the fishing was, I knew I could always count on great conversations and laughs with Gary. At the end of the day, we’d sit on the bumper of his truck and have a beer which he always offered. He loved to talk about fishing, and would pick my brain on everything he could do to improve as an angler. I will forever cherish and miss those moments.
Thank you Gary for all the fun we had on the water and everything you did to help make Minturn Anglers what it is today.