It is with much sadness that I write to tell you that Harvey Rude passed away yesterday while doing one of the things he loved best, volunteering his time to a fishing related activity. For those of you that didn't have the pleasure to know him, Harvey worked part-time at Shannon's Fly Shop in Califon, New Jersey. He also guided for them in both fresh water for trout, and saltwater for stripers, blues and albacore. It was always a pleasure to spend time with Harvey, whether it be in the shop talking fishing, or on the stream fishing and talking fishing. He always showed genuine interest with everyone that came in the shop, with those he was teaching, and also while guiding. On the stream his love of fishing was evident from a distance, well before you came up on him and said hello, to which he greeted you with a smile and usually an offer to let you fish the water he was fishing. There were times I came upon him fishing and he would offer me his spot. I would insist he stay put, yet he would get out of the stream and insist even more that I fish where he just was. And so I did, which made him happy. And we would talk about how he fished the water in that spot, what flies he used, and the way the current moved, and.......
If you do nothing else today, be sure to let the people you care about know it. Harvey always did.
We'll miss you Harvey. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ><))))))'>
Sorry to hear that, thoughts to his family and friends...The few interactions I had with him were always pleasant and informative.....Seemed like a really nice fellow....RIP Harvey
Sorry you lost a friend...RIP.
Harvey will be sorely missed. In a few short years, he became one of my favorite people. I know our clients will miss him as well. Rest in peace, my friend. Brian Cowden
Sorry for your friends passing. No substitute for the mourning we must live through however time and positive memories becomes our best allie. Peace
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