Sad News, Doug Rose Has Died.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Bob Triggs, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    I am deeply sorry to have to share with you that our great champion of wild fish conservation and the fly fishing life, Doug Rose, has died after a brief battle with cancer.
    Fair winds to a great heart and good friend.
  2. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Very sorry to hear that Bob. Too many have been lost from cancer, and it's even worse when they champion a cause.
  3. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Wow, that's awful to hear. I never met him, but have been very appreciative of everything he has done, and the books he has written.
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  4. FLGator Member

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    How sad...Doug Rose was truly one of the good guys. He leaves a great legacy.
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  5. olypenjeeper Active Member

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    Damn shame. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times. What a great guy. Rest in Peace Doug.
  6. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Very sad news. Thanks for letting us know, Bob.
  7. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Very sad news! My condolences to his family and friends. I met him briefly, but never got the chance to know him.. wish I had.

    He will be in my thoughts today and the next time I'm out on the beach. Peace Doug!
  8. suckegg Active Member

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    A gem of a fellow and pleasure to spent time on the water with.
    Thanks for the memories Doug....
  9. orangeradish Bobo approved

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    I am very sad to hear this. He was steelhead fly fishing. Easy journey, Doug.
  10. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    We need more like him. RIP, Doug and peace to your family.
  11. Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    Very sad news. We have all lost a true sportsman, conservationalist, advocate, author and friend. We need to continue his good work. RIP
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  12. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    Shoot, I'm sorry to hear that. Prayers go out to his family and other loved ones.
  13. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Such sad news.
    I really enjoyed his books and always looked forward to his latest Forum reports and stories.
    RIP, Doug.
  14. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Just awful news. His family will be in our prayers tonight.
  15. Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    I don't even know what to say. This is terrible news. If anything, Mr. Rose helped foster my own appreciation, via his writing, for the fly fishing history and traditions of the Olympic Peninsula. You will be missed. RIP

    P.S. Maybe you will finally get see Syd Glasso tie a spey fly.
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  16. casaboba Member

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    He was and will always be a "One of a kind."
    My condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.
    Doug will be missed... RIP
  17. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    So sad to hear this.
  18. Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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  19. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Sorry to hear that, Bob.
  20. Bill Aubrey Active Member

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    Very sad day! Thanks for keeping us posted, Bob. My condolences to Bob and all of Doug's many friends and family. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak a couple of times and meeting him. What a great presenter!