Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bill Brown remembered

This past week we were very saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Brown. Bill was a longtime club member, one of our most active members, and a good friend to all.  Over many years, he served in various positions on the club board, but most memorably as Warmwater Chair and Membership Chair. During his tenure as Membership Chair, he continually recruited new members such that we maintained our status as one of the largest fly clubs in the southern United States! Equally as impressive was his dedication to our annual "Red Stick Day" event. His hard work and attention to details as a member of the event committee was a huge contributor to it's success.

Probably Bill's greatest contribution to our club - and even to the world of fly fishing - was his long-running series of "Eternal Novice" articles he wrote for "The Red Letter" newsletter. These were educational pieces often written in a storytelling format. It reflected his personal philosophy - one that many of us adopted - that in fly fishing, one never stops learning!

Bill was 71. Visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East at 11000 Florida Boulevard on Monday, October 24th from 10:00am until a Memorial Service at 11:00am. An obituary with more details about Bill's wonderful life can be found here on the The Advocate newspaper online.

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