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Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby Buddy » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 12:01 am

Those who remember "flyfisher' as a contributor to this forum will be saddened to hear he has succumbed to cancer. A gentleman and a voice of reason in debates that are often shrill, he will be missed. Vale John. :(
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby ofuros » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 2:34 am

Sad news, condolences to his friends & family...
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby Nuts » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 6:08 am

Oh, indeed a sad day. I only met and had the opportunity to know John over the period of a couple of overnight walks but he seemed like a thoroughly decent gent. rest in peace.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby Eremophila » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 4:38 pm

Oh very sad to hear. I think he was from my neck of the woods, but I never got to meet him. RIP John.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby taswegian » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 6:10 pm

Yes sad news.
I always valued his input into topics raised here.
His memory will no doubt linger.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby corvus » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 6:18 pm

My mate John was one of the first to hook up with my so-called BWT Strollers and despite him living down South he never missed any "Strolls" up here in the NW, he will be sadly missed.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby stepbystep » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 10:28 pm

Very sad news indeed. This community was very much richer for his presence in it. Rest in Peace John and thanks for the advice. Thanks for posting Buddy.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby Chris » Thu 04 Jan, 2018 11:45 pm

That is sad news. I remember him fondly as one of the "Strollers" I had the pleasure of walking with twice when I returned to walking nearly 10 years ago.
He was good company, and considerate to me with my relative lack of fitness. An interesting and informed contributor to this forum too.
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Re: Vale 'flyfisher'

Postby Son of a Beach » Fri 05 Jan, 2018 1:35 pm

Oh! So sad for John's family, and for all his walking buddies!

I first met John at Lees Paddocks on the Bushwalk Tasmania (now Bushwalk Australia) first anniversary walk, and subsequently joined him and some of the 'strollers' on a couple of other walks.

His knowledge of the bush - particularly around fishing and 4wd areas - was amazing!

We will all miss you 'flyfisher' John.
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