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Sad News, Member Passed
Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:12 PM
I myself havent been active on the forum in a long time, Ive got three kids, and life just doesnt allow my the time to keep up with tying and forums the way i used to. I know 6 years ago when i moved from Pittsburgh to New Orleans Joe would often say, I havent been fishing, since my fishing partner isnt here. Today hit hard, Joe was the big brother i didnt have, and when i was a teenager and my friends were getting involved with bad habits, Joe got me hook on another habit. He got me my first fly rod, gave me an old Sage 890 RPL when i graduated college, and was always there as a friend, guide, mentor and teacher. He taught me to tie, to fish, hunt, and enjoy the outdoors and life.
I just ask you take a moment to remember him today, he loved the sport of fly fishing and sharing it with others.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:17 PM
Snakes are first cowards, then bluffers, and last of all warriors." - Clifford Pope
"To him, all good things -trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace, and grace comes by art, and art does not come easy." - Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
Tenkara is only for little fish! </p>
Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:50 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. I remember Joe he'd been around here for quite a few years. 59 is way too young to leave this world. He will be missed by his FTF family, and prayers for you and his real family.
Owner- Steve Clark
Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:46 PM
Sgt.Steve Bell USMC/Ret
Once a Marine,Always a Marine-Semper Fidelis
Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:59 PM
My condolences to you and his family and friends. I remember Joe from when I first joined. He was quite active on the forum then. I have a number of swap flies from him as well. Much too early to move on. Again sorry for your loss.