Bob Nauheim Dies

September 11, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

One of fly fishing’s great pioneers and personalities is, as one of his eulogists says, “casting to that spot on the other side that we can’t quite reach.” Bob died of cancer Friday, and the world of traveling fishermen and dedicated anglers lost a great friend. Bob is perhaps best known for his invention of the Crazy Charlie bonefish fly, but he is remembered by all who knew him as a unique personality, willing to share his warmth and passion with all he met. You can read many remarks by those closest to him, including his long-time friend and associate Frank Bertaina, over on Dan Blanton’s bulletin board.