Re: Mel Krieger died this morning.

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Posted by Jim Wheeler, Spring Creek Prams on 2008-10-08 17:11:36 in reply to Mel Krieger died this morning. posted by Anne Vitale on 2008-10-07 10:49:04

Dear Fanny,

Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of a truly wonderful man. I met him only once at a show in Seattle probably 15 years ago. He truly captivated the audience and most of them didn’t even get how tough it was to cast a fly the entire length of the casting pool with only the top half of a fly rod, sitting down.

I can say that I understand your loss all too well. My lovely wife and sole mate of almost 20 years, Shauneen, at age 52 was taken from me in early July of Lymphoma as well after a 16 month battle. Shauneen loved the outdoors as a climber, hiker, skier and fly fisher but would never take casting help from me. So, if it is any consolation to you Mel will have a fabulous student in Shauneen. One who will truly appreciate his talents as well as his wit and humor. In return Mel will have a friend and someone to fish with for eternity…..or until we both go to join them someday.

Jim Wheeler
Spring Creek Prams

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