Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Bob Triggs, Mar 12, 2013.
Very sad news...Glad he passed peacefully and with his dog at his side...
I am so saddened to hear of this. His sweet words of prose will live on forever as his kindness given to so many friends and fishing compatriots. I feel so very fortunate to have known him so very briefly because of the impact he has had on me as a fisherman. His kindness to me came at an important part in my life.
To those of you who have known him the best and have loved him and been loved by him my deepest condolences and prayers that your hearts are someday healed.
I am saddened to read the news. He way Doug wrote really resonates with me, I love reading his books. I have met Doug and ran into him a few times out and about. Always delightful, caring and wiling to share some knowledge. Strength to Doug's family and friends. You will be missed, but not forgotten.
I'm saddened to hear the news. A great one lost too soon. Back in September I was supposed to fish with Doug for the first time, but the flows were so low that he let us reschedule for a later date to be determined. That date was unfortunately never scheduled, and I will regret that for the rest of my life. His books were the catalyst that led me towards the passion that I have for steelhead. Godspeed good sir. I still expect that trip once I leave this world.
I will always remember the laughter at Neah Bay when he let his backcast drop into the water a little too long and when he came forward to cast a silver salmon was already there.
Great writer but a much better person.
Very sad to see Doug pass on. Although I did not know him personally, like many others, I have been greatly inspired by his writing. He captured the essence of what I hold most dear about rivers and fishing as well as anyone. Doug was one of the good guys and it stinks he is no longer with us. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. May the waters always be steelhead green in the rest of your journey, Doug.
So sorry to hear that Doug is not with us anymore... He guided me one day on the OP and it is still one of the most memorable trips I remember. He taught me how to grease line/skate the fly and I caught the steelhead on my 10th cast that morning!
Condolences to Doug's friends and family. Doug was one of my favorite fishing writers, through his stories I have fished the OP many many times.
So sorry to hear this news. I did not know Doug Rose personally, but I listened to the man talk more than once, and read a lot of his literature. Condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by so many.
I am going to hit the vise today and tie up some Keta Rose patterns in honor of our friend Doug. It should be in all of our saltwater boxes this Spring. A very simple but effective pattern. I can hear his laugh now.
This sucks. I only had the pleasure of speaking with him one time, and really looked forward to Cutts & Chums this year. Fair winds and following seas on your journey, Doug. Perhaps, if Cutts & Chums can continue, it would be a fitting memorial, maybe bearing his name?
Terribly sorry to hear of Doug's passing. I never met him but read Doug's books and posts with interest. It has been a sad pleasure to read the tributes here. Clearly he touched a lot of people and left his mark on the FF community. Condolences to all.
It is with sadness to read this thread since he had so much more to offer. He was truly a humble gentleman who will be missed greatly by the fly fishing community, his family, and friends. His writing and great books will be his legacy. I was honored to have meet him a couple of times last year and he was one of those special individuals that you would have liked to know better.
Doug Rose was a very talented writer and I will always enjoy going back to his books to explore the OP again and again. I fished with Doug for winter steelhead a few years ago and enjoyed the way he worked to find unknown paths and trails into hidden holding water. It was about quality of experience with Doug, not quantity of hooked fish. I will really miss his great blog and having him out there to protect our fisheries. My condolences to his family.
Sad news indeed !!