I'm sorry if this has been posted prior: It is outdated as news goes; yet I just learned of the passing of J.K. Fisher III .

May 7th, 2006
J. Kennedy Fisher Dies
Joseph Kennedy Fisher III, proprietor of fly rod manufacturer J. Kennedy Fisher, Inc., died on May 7 at the age of 76. Fisher's company made the blanks used by R. L. Winston in its early fiberglass fly rods and later became known for the quality of their graphite rod tapers, which in the 1980s became a favorite of rod builders.


Joseph Kennedy Fisher III

Joseph Kennedy Fisher III
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 21at Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., Sequim, for Sequim resident Joseph Kennedy Fisher III, who died May 7, 2006, at the age of 76. He was born Oct. 1, 1929, in Santa Monica, Calif., to Alice Arleene and Joseph Kennedy Fisher Jr. He married JoAnn Strange on Oct. 7, 1951, in Kelso. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business at Oregon State College in 1951. He served in the Coast Guard from February 1952 to February 1954. He served as an ensign in Alameda, Calif. He was a manufacturer of fly fishing rods in Santa Monica, Calif., Lake Tahoe, Nev., and Sequim. Before he had several strokes, he enjoyed volunteering at Greywolf Elementary School and at Railroad Bridge Park. He was a member of Sequim Church of Religious Science. He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Fisher of Sequim; son and daughter-in-law Pamela and Joseph K Ken Fisher IV of Port Angeles; daughters Nancy Kay and Aaron Michael Schein of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Susan Lynn and John Paul Richerts; brother and sister-in-law Walter James and Mary Fisher of Concord, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law Jean Suzanna and Richard Bendel of Citrus Heights, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Clallam County, P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Olympic Cremation in Port Angeles was in charge of arrangements.