Lower Columbia Flyfishers
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LCFF Bulletin Board
In Memoriam - Lew Metzler
We lost Lou this past month after a long struggle with several health issues. Lou was one of the founding group of members of LCFF and served many years rotating through club officer and board positions.
In earlier years LCFF Board held meeting locations at Board member homes, rotating each month. Lou could always be counted on to offer unparalleled gourmet appetizers and fine beverage choices whenever hosting the Board. Culinary skills weren’t all Lou was famous for, he also built rods and for a time aluminum boats. Occasionally , Lou would host a rod-building clinic at his home. It was at just such a gathering I discovered my vision was deteriorating and I needed glasses, when club President Terry Frost noticed I couldn’t see gaps and crossed threads in my wraps and loaned me his.
On another personal note Lou was my sponsor and early mentor in the club. Both employees of Longview Fibre Paper mill, we discovered our mutual love of flyfishing during a conversation in the personnel office and Lou invited me to join LCFF. Lou was Personnel Manager and I was inquiring about options for advancing my career there.
Lou had another outdoor passion, duck hunting. Eventually Lou purchased a cabin at Sequim hunting club where he hosted several LCFF members from time to time. Stories of said events featured gin and crab suggesting crabbing was a more reliable pursuit than the ducks. Other pursuits were celebrated…...and storied…... as well.
To honor Lou I would like to you to write your favorite memories of him, and your time with him. Send them to me and I will feature your memories in the newsletter each month until all have been shared. Your favorite photos of Lou are welcome to accompany your submission and will be published as well. Lou requested no service, we are left to remember him in our own way. Rest in Peace, good buddy, Rest in Peace
Fly Fishing for Tiger Muskie
Wet Fly 6:30 pm
1334 12th Ave
Tuesday, February 20th
Longview Country Club