Derick Hewlett is passionate about three things in life: fishing, playing music and giving back to his community. But when the fishing season starts, his passion for catching fish takes precedence over everything else.
When Hewlett isn’t working, he is scouting for the perfect “honey” spot and casting a line. “Fishing for me is not only about the fun and the gratification of catching, fishing also teaches me about life. Being in the water waiting for a bite, teaches me patience and perseverance. I might not catch anything on any given day, but I still keep going and I still keep trying, just like in life,” says Hewlett
Hewlett is an Arkansan who moved to Longmont two and a half years ago. He has visited Colorado since he was a kid to see relatives. Eventually his grandfather, Mike Hogan, followed family to Colorado and moved to Longmont in the 1980s.
Hogan was a guitar player and singer-songwriter who was well know on the local music scene. After several years in Longmont, Hogan moved to Glenwood Springs where he opened for high profile artists, such as John Denver.
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