Sad News, Doug Rose Has Died.

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

  1. casaboba

    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
     
  2. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    So sad to hear this.
     
  3. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Sorry to hear that, Bob.
     
  5. Bill Aubrey

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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!
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    He will be missed greatly in our part of this paradise of fly fishing. Very sad. His contributions will live on.
     
  7. Walt K

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    Terrible news. I was just checking his blog the other day to look for updates after he said he was taking a break to deal with his health issues. RIP, Doug, and thanks for all you did for the WA fishing community.
     
  8. Rob Ast

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    I'm sorry to hear the sad news. When he announced he was taking a break for health issues I was hoping he was going to spring back. Didn't realize things were so advanced. I hope he had an easy passing. He leaves a great legacy.
     
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  9. IHV2FSH

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    To date, I've only visited the OP twice. Once in 2009, once in 2011, and going again next week for a few days. In 2011, a friend and I decided to try the upper Bogachiel River. It was mid-week and not a lot of people out. We parked the SUV and walked down to the spot we knew we wanted to fish. Upon arriving, we first noticed an older gentlman and a lady friend casting away, and initially a bit disappointed the spot was taken. From the bushes, away from the bank sitting quietly but watching the two intently, was an unassuming gentleman wearing an outfit and having a stature more suited to an english professor than a steelhead guide. He used his walking stick to help himself to his feet and we shook hands and proceeded to engage in coversation. We had an enjoyable conversation; calm, relaxing, without much opinion one way or another, just conversation. But his passion for where he was at that moment in time came through loud and clear. At some point during the conversation, we exchanged pleasantries and names; he introduced himslef as Doug Rose. We never wet a line but I felt content that I had taken from the spot more than I came to get.

    It's painful to loose, especially at a young age, such people of the world who's dedication to the wilderness is contageous simply by meeting them.
     
  10. Nick Clayton

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    "I felt content that I had taken more from the spot than I came to get"

    Well said!
     
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  11. Steve Saville

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    Deepest condolences to his family and close friends. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but had hoped to do so at the Cuuts and Chums gathering this year. We have lost a true champion for our fish and conservation. Sad day for all of us.
     
  12. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I'm saddened to hear of his death. I think I'll pick up a Doug Rose book this evening and read a couple sections.
    D
     
  13. Don Freeman

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    Aside from his work and love of the outdoors, a kind gracious and friendly man.
     
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    We are fortunate to have his writings as a lasting testament to his dedication.
     
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    DSC03453 2.JPG We love you Doug.