Tom Morgan, who passed away on June 12th, was one of the most fascinating people I’ve met in my journalism career. He was a legend in the fly fishing community, considered by many to be among the greatest fly rod-makers of all time. What makes this even more remarkable is that, for a food portion of his life and career, he battled a particularly debilitating form of multiple sclerosis that left him unable to move from his neck down, confining him to his wheelchair or his bed. I met Tom in 2008.
I was walking through RDU Airport with a group of my classmates, all of us on our way to Washington, D.C. on a school-sponsored trip, when I spotted a tall, mustachioed man in the waiting area. His thick hair was rakishly combed back from his forehead, his reading glasses perched on the tip of his nose, his long limbs splayed over a few adjacent chairs. Though generally very shy, I somehow mustered up some confidence and broke off from my pack of classmates, walked over and said hello to the man.
Springtime finally showed up in the city yesterday, that season when “New York’s air sparkles like champagne,” as Edward Robb Ellis once wrote. A fitting time, then, for the annual New York City dinner put on by the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, the world’s leading conservation group when it comes to the treasured fish of the flats—tarpon, permit and bonefish. An earlier attempt at the dinner had been thwarted by what became known as Winter Storm Stella (BTT deemed the postponement as a “false cast”).
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Selecting a term
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