When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Pour a sip TR

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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Pour a sip TR

Post by woolly bugger » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:55 am

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My friend Peter Dalton Fox was buried yesterday, he was 55. While I don’t know the details of his passing, it was sudden and unexpected. He died at his home. Rest in peace, Peter! He was an eccentric hobo and a meticulous electrician who passed too soon.

I spent a restless night remembering camping trips, train rides and drunken revelry with my friend peter. He wired my basement for the audio/visual business that we ran out of it for 5 years. “You want twelve 20 amp circuits? Sure I can do that no problem!” I can’t help but to think of him every time I flip a switch or plug in something.
Waking up at 4:30, I decided to go fishing, an early morning sneak! This trip would be in memory of Peter! Walked the gods and tried to spy a meteor but the clouds cover was too thick. Left a note (bonus points) and hit the road by 5. On the way up the Blue Ridge escarpment I saw a brilliant meteor streak across the early dawn sky. The only Perseid sighting of 2012 for me, so far.

I was on the water by eight and it was actually chilly, and thought of fall entered my mind. The early morning pulse was just receding and I had hopes of finding active fish feeding in the riffles. The fog was thick and I was isolated on my stretch of river. Back in the day, Peter and I took camping trips into the Nolichucky Gorge, staying up late, listening to the coal train pull up the grade while drinking whisky by the campfire.

Nothing spectacular came out of the river, a few decent browns, but mostly smallish rainbows. I fished nymphs in the morning down low and dry flies in the afternoon up high. I got irritated by some guy who played a small fish way too long, and others who encroached too close, I got low holed and high holed. Hammered in to a small run I made the best of it and caught dozens on puff daddies. Took a break when the evening pulse hit, drank a beer, poured a sip and went back to the river anticipating magic, got none.

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Gone but not forgotten, Peter Dalton Fox, July 21, 1957 - August 7, 2012.

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Post by Ginseng Sullivan » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:15 am

sorry to hear man, 55 is way too early.

btw great Prine vid. i always wonder why he's not more popular, especially around here.

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Post by Kylemc » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:21 am

Sorry for your loss WB.
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Post by Vito » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:23 am

Sorry about your friend.
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Post by jdub » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:43 pm

Sorry for you loss. Looks like fun guy sticking his screwdriver in the box while looking at the camera!

You take the most consistent kick ass photos of fish in the water of anyone here. What are you using, and where do those colors come from? Damn good looking...
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Post by Pancho Rancho » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:59 pm

Sorry about your bud, Wooly.
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Post by Redchaser » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:09 pm

Condolences Wooly,
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Post by HPFF » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:11 pm

My condolences man...looks like you found a hell of a good way to remember your friend.
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Post by BigTimber » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:19 pm

death's hard to take. even harder when it's unexpected and there are no answers. sorry man.
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Post by fatman » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:29 pm

I'll drink a cuppa for Peter :cool
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Post by stratabass » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:29 pm

Sorry to hear that, but glad you got to take a trip in his honor :cool
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Post by steelrain202 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:45 pm

sorry bro hate to hear this. i think your old ppl club membership is gonna get revoked for wearing a Buff
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