“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters.” – Norman Maclean
James (Jim) Carncross 1935-2017
Jim was a long-time member of the chapter. Jim helped out on many projects and programs including building the handicap access platform on Chittenango creek. A master fly caster with a fluid motion like few others, watching him cast a fly rod was poetry in motion. A well established fly tyer as well, his favorite pattern was the Royal Coachman and often said there is no need for any other fly in his opinion. Jim was a friendly and cheerful person and always a delight to be in his company. Jim conducted fly casting and fly tying lessons, he made both activities look easy. His contribution lives on with the chapter is greatly missed.
Gerald (Gerry) Favro 1929-2020.
Gerry was a long time member of the chapter serving as recording secretary, board of director member and instructor for the fly fishing school. He was instrumental in formatting the syllabus for the first fly fishing school. A friendly and outgoing person he had an ever present smile.
Our longtime friend and stream improvement contractor Kevin Carter lost his battle with cancer. His dedication, work ethic and masterful skills as a machine operator will long be remembered by the chapter. This great loss to the chapter will pale in comparison to the even deeper loss to his family, friends and community.