I regret to inform the board that Fred Bridge, AKA Fred of York, passed on today.
I was blessed in getting to know Fred as a friend in the past 10 years. He was one of the most wonderful men I've ever met. Kind, generous, funny and a man of the highest possible integrity.
Fred was perhaps the most effective fly fisher I've ever watched and always willing to pass on his wisdom and skills. He was also an incredibly skilled fly tyer, probably best known for perfecting and popularizing The Infamous Pink Worm - a fly every fisherman he's met in the past 20 years now carries and uses frequently.
Fred's passing leaves a big hole in the fly fishing community. Please keep his family in your prayers..