"Castwork:" The Late Dennis Breer

July 21, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The handful of truly exceptional guides I have fished with all have this in common: every day they want to learn something new. As Denny Breer once said: “Isn’t it true that you want to learn as much as you can about things you love?”
It’s been only eight months since Breer died while tending his pigeon coops near his beloved Green River in Utah. As a reminder of what a remarkable guide and person he was, this week we’re publishing the chapter Andrew Steketee and Kirk Deeter wrote about him in their book Castwork: Reflections of Fly Fishing Guides in the American West. Deeter commented after Breer’s death that the one lesson he took away from fishing with the famous guide was this: “‘Time on water equals fish.’ Indeed. And time on water is precious.”