Your dad was quite a guy and I always enjoyed joking with him. He had a contagious smile and a very positive fishing attitude. I know he went through a rough time after your mom passed, but he still managed a smile and thumbs-up.
If you're interested, both of those pictures can be downloaded from my photosite: www.bigfishimages.com
Look in the "Special Events" section and you'll find one in the 2007 OWHF Salmon Quest gallery and the other is in the 2008 Salmon Quest gallery. I have the original files and don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like copies or large prints - no charge.
Thanks so much for the link. I will check it out. I am sure i will want a copy of the pics. They really captured his essence.
Yes, he struggled a lot after Judy died. She was his soul mate. She was my step-mom. They were made for each other. I am sure they are back together, fishing in heaven.
Yes, my father was a character! Fishing was his life and I know that is what kept him smiling. It is so wonderful to read everyones memories of him. I know there are many.
I am in the process of selling his gear and boats. I can't post an ad on this site as I don't have the status yet. Must have had to post 50 times. I am wondering if you know where i could post to reach my dad's buddies. I know he would be pleased to know that his gear went to guys he knew, and fished with.
I am selling his 19ft Alumaweld sled, and his 15 ft Clackacraft drift boat in addition to poles, reels, lures, etc. As you can imagine, he had a lot of gear.
Thanks again for the great photos and the link!