Lefty Kreh Update

Lefty Kreh Update:

I spoke to Lefty for almost an hour this morning and he sounded great. Since there have been so many questions about his health, he asked that we publish this short note:

“God and my doctor have given me an extension. Some weeks ago I was put in home hospice care with three medical problems and it was assumed I’d be here a short time. Word about it went on the Internet and my computer and iPhone were flooded with wonderful and humbling messages. I read every one but regretfully wasn’t able to reply to most. My granddaughter used Facebook to handle messages.

My doctor and best friend experimented with medicines and said, ‘I going to try to keep you around.’ So far it’s working. I’m confined to my home, hooked to oxygen and have little stamina. My daughter and son are taking constant care of me and no father was more blessed.

Several computer projects keep me busy. There have been been ups and downs with some additional surgery, which is slowly getting better.

There is no guarantee on how long I’ll be here but am so humbled and grateful for all your wonderful messages.

All The Best, Lefty”

— Marshall Cutchin, MidCurrent

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  • Stephen Britto

    TYFS the update from Lefty. Keeping Lefty & his family in my thoughts & prayers 🙏
    God Bless

    • Alan Jackson

      Bernard “Lefty” Kreh will live forever! May God bless he and his Family.

  • Rick Gaskins

    I am sending best wishes to one of my personal heroes. Go peacefully and quietly.

  • Walter Tingle

    Best wishes to one of the finest gentleman to ever to ever cast a fly. Thanks for the memories Lefty!

  • Ron

    Lefty has always been the person I looked up to in regards to anything Fly fishing. Very sorry to hear of his health problems and my thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family in this difficult time.

  • Ford Rollo

    Lefty gave my wife her first casting lesson in 1976. I had the honor of spending a week rooming with Lefty on Christmas Island. ( He taught me something important every night before bed). His books and articles and personal appearances have been so important to our sport over the years.

    Hang in, Lefty! We need you and love you.

  • Cee Blue

    — Lefty / when you turn the page — keep writing – –

  • Don Nordby

    Lefty , I am sorry you are having these troubles . You have helped my fishing immensely so far , and I am looking forward to fishing with you when you are better . I have not heard you mention the Driftless area in your writings , and would love to show it to you . Get better soon so we can go . Don