Bill Nash Passed Away Last Night

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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2008-02-21 12:07:37


I just spoke with Bill Nash's daughter this morning and she informed me that Bill passed away quietly last night. He suffered no pain and the family was there for him.

The family will post details and other information in a day or so once they get a better grip on things. There will be no memorial service at Bill's request. They do like cards, e-mails and hearing or receiving good "Bill" stories, which also can be posted here.

Bill was a great man, a wonderful person, kind and sharing. He loved to banter and argue techniques, experiment and of course he was and still is the "Knot Man". The family plans to continue to publish he book "Fly Casting Systems".

I will miss having Bill's skiff parked next to mine, having his trailer only a space or two away, of being able to drop by for a chat or him dropping by my trailer for a chat and a fishing update - sharing dinners and stories; and discussing ideas on how to improve a fly.

He will be missed by so many and I'm glad the world got to know Bill Nash a little better though this board and on the water too.

God bless you Bill; and your wonderful family too. This photo of you taken last March will hang on my wall of fame so I'll be able to think of you every day.

You're with some of my best pals now, Bill, and they will show you were the hot bite is - just ask the Old Bandito, he'll fill you in...


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