Connected to our entry on Sunday about the tenth anniversary of the death of young fly fisher Liam Wood, a family friend tells a story about the kind of person Wood was. Hint: he was the kind of young man anyone would have wanted to fish with.
“In November they went to the mouth of the creek and cast flies for salmon from the bank across from the crowded jetty. December saw them at the Samish River, fishing for salmon and sea run cutthroat trout. Spring was trout season, sometimes hiking in to Lost Lake on Chuckanut. Summer was always the mayfly hatch at Padden.” Article by Dave Scoboria.
The Seattle Times also covered Woods’s death and life by noting the involvement of author David James Duncan in the 2004 establishment of a school named in Woods’s honor.