The Red Stick Fly Fishers mourn the loss of our longtime fellow member and dear friend, Jerome Hebert, who passed away this Friday unexpectedly. He was only 43 years old. Our sympathies go to his wife Dena and the rest of the family.
This is not only a great loss for our club, but also one for the fly
fishing community in Louisiana. Jerome and his wife were the First
Couple of fly tying here in our state. Jerome was an innovative tier, a
talented artist, and an avid promoter of warmwater fly fishing. Further,
he gave freely of his time to teach others - whether as a demo tier at
countless events (including the IFFF National Conclave), or giving a
workshop on tying flies, or teaching someone to fly fish. His passion
for our sport was rarely matched. He also donated his artwork and flies for numerous club
events, including Red Stick Day, as well as his personal charities. He
was a very special young man, a devoted Christian. We will miss him greatly.
Funeral will be held at Martin and Castille downtown Lafayette on Thursday, November 13, at 10am. Visitation will be from 2pm-9pm on Wednesday and again Thursday 8am - 10am.