Keeping Old Memories Alive......

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing Forum' started by Dave H, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Dave H

    Dave H Well-Known Member

    Sitting here killing time before I attend another Celebration of Life for a friend passed too soon I started thinking about others I've known who left too soon and for some reason Bruce Gerhart came to mind.

    I remembered I'd submitted a story I wrote about Bruce some years back and looked it up.

    Here's a link to it and I hope a few of you knew Bruce and appreciated him too.

    http://ariverneversleeps.com/devlins-run-steelhead/

    Been a sad couple of weeks for me, having lost two friends and with an old surfing pal in hospital fighting Pancreatic cancer not far from losing another most likely. :(

    Ah, rainy days......................







    Take care.
     
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  2. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    Well written.
    Can relate.
     
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  3. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Ditto what OBD said..... Thanks. I only met Bruce a couple of times... your explanation of his hearing loss and his go- git- er approach to the river now makes sense ... Both times I met him on the river he was doing a lot of loud talking and he didnt waste anytime to get his gear in the water. At first I figured him to be akin to the plague ( anyone who fished steelies in the 70s and 80s on the Island will know who I am referring to ... ) from the mainland that arrived in a pack and aggressively swooped through "our" steelhead rivers . But I was told that he was a first rate person and a fishermen that was willing to share his knowledge. You have certainly confirmed that....
     
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  4. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    A great man... enjoyed a couple great conversation with Bruce on the banks of the Thompson river over the years when he would haunt that river.....
     
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