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OldredbarnSeptember 5th, 2011, 12:12 pm
Novi, MI

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Shane Stalcup passed away May 11 2011. I don't remember anyone talking about this here. He was only 48. I ran in to his flies on Charlie Craven's "Fly Box" web site. I have adapted some of his patterns to Michigan hatches and have had some good results...

Anyway! Just for our information...I have googled him and there is some info there but not much other than he may have had an on going health problem and that he had passed away.

"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
EntomanSeptember 5th, 2011, 3:27 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Ahggg... Way too young.

He was a great fly design innovator, especially with synthetic materials. What a sad loss...:(
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
SofthackleSeptember 5th, 2011, 4:01 pm
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Wellsville, NY

Posts: 540
I'd heard in another forum about this some time ago. I admired his flies and his artistic creativity at the vise. It was truly a great loss to fly fishing.

"I have the highest respect for the skilled wet-fly fisherman, as he has mastered an art of very great difficulty." Edward R. Hewitt

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RogueratSeptember 5th, 2011, 5:02 pm
Posts: 472
his book 'Mayflies Top to Bottom' was the first book in my flyting library.
Innovative and a great teacher.

I Peter 5:7..."Cast your cares upon Him'

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