Puget Sound Fly Fisher
Author, Lecturer, Fly Fishing Guide and Friend
I am struggling to find the words to describe the loss that I am feeling. Doug was a teacher who has shared his knowledge with thousands through his books, his blog Doug Rose Fly Fishing and seminars like Cutts and Chum that I was lucky enough to tie flies at last spring. This August my son Caldwell and I were in Port Townsend for a trip with Bob Triggs when who wandered up at the cut but Doug. I am so grateful that Bob snapped the attached photo. I laughed again today when rereading Bob's description of the encounter, "Once we got to the beach we realized that we were being stalked by a vagrant. Steve was very kind to this poor man. — with Doug Rose and Steve Rohrbach."
The fly fishing community has lost a leader today. Our fish will miss his steady hand and reminder of the need for conservation. Most of all, the world will miss his kindness and laugh that warmed a room.
Tight lines my friend!