We lost a giant of a fly fisherman this week with the passing of Lefty Kreh. I cannot imagine a single person who lived a richer angling life or who had a greater impact on fly fishing than did Lefty. So many of us who met and knew Lefty, and as impressive as his knowledge was of the sport that binds us together, his humble demeanor is what we remember the most about him.
I met Lefty at the 2012 Troutfest in Townsend, Tennessee. Thereafter our paths crossed frequently. Below is a link to an article on him that I wrote late last fall that appeared in Southern Trout Magazine. I encourage all to read it. Funny thing about it. I rewrote it numerous times making numerous changes at his request. He wanted it completely correct. The rewrite came out of hours of telephone conservation.
I hope you enjoy. And, may Lefty’s reception at Heaven’s Gates be most memorable. I suspect St. Peter will want Lefty to give him some casting instruction.