Re: Frank Bertaina - Departed Friend April 14, 1944 - March 3, 2010

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Posted by Dale Cheli on 2013-03-03 19:53:45 in reply to Frank Bertaina - Departed Friend April 14, 1944 - March 3, 2010 posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-03-03 13:10:59

Frank, you are still a part of our lives . My wife Lorraine and I shared a lot of great times with you and I shared many fishing adventures in California and Oregon since you arrived on the streets of Guernville Grant put a rod in your and said this is how to cast with a double haul. Ha! You cast the first time farther than Grant could imagine. I remember when Bill got so mad at the new kid on the block for getting 2 steelhead that day and he got zero. That didnt happen often but every one knew Bills frustration. My personal gripe was that you always called me over to mark your lines and heads correctly and balance your outfits and you were taking off for another round of fishing in some distant far off angling paradise while your laundry was waiting for you with her. Lots of great memories Frank and Im so glad they let Lorraine and I see you that night. They called him "Toys in the attic", they called him many things, but they did not know Frank. He was aside from being one of the foremost casters and fish savvy anglers one will ever encounter he was a good man and my good friend.Dale

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