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    Senior Member Grady-lady's Avatar
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    Gowge

    You're still missed.

    His avatar and posts are long gone, but he was a big part of this forum for me. How he loved his state and his country.

    My signature is taken from the first two lines of an on-line memorial for him... and here's the poem I wrote in his memory, how many years ago, now?...five?, six?

    To Gowge

    A fisherman...
    A patriot...who loved the USA.
    A forum friend...
    A loss...we sadly mourn today.

    A witty fella...who made me smile
    with his 'love' for all things 'Fwance'.
    I sorely regret...that to shake his hand...
    I never had the chance!

    Regards,
    gradylady
    I find my peace out on the sand...Beside the sea, not beyond or behind. R.A. Britt

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    Senior Member RedBaron's Avatar
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    Gowge was one of my favorites. If you had a technical question about a reel.....the man knew it all. I learned to trust much of his advice and still own and fish with a few Daiwa's that he recommended.......they are still going strong my friend.

    RIP

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    A real contributor !!!

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    I knew Gowge personally. He lived not far away from us on the outskirts of St. Augustine Fl. tHe did some experimental custom reel mods for me that I tried while fishing the San Diego Long Range Tuna Sport boats. I last saw him in 2005 before we moved from Florida. Gowge was a dear friend and the heart and soul for Long distance surf casters. I wish he was still with us!!

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    I enjoyed reading his posts. He always came off as a good guy with a willingness to help others.
    He was a great resource on the forum. RIP
    "You'll get your weather"

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    Senior Member bullgator's Avatar
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    I really wish I had the chance to meet Gowge. Gowge and Frosty would hold seminars on surf casting techniques but of course, I never got around to going to one. Wish I had.

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    I enjoyed his posts as well. I miss him.
    visit Pure Pilates in Fort Lauderdale - http://www.pure-pilates.net

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    Wow, has it been that long! We had several forum members attend his funeral. His son was very courageous during a difficult eulogy.

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    His well written thought provoking informative post will always be missed
    Last edited by Austins26; 03-09-2013 at 08:40 PM.

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    He was a GREAT presence on the forum and the go to guy on anything reel related. He was part of a great era in this place and is truly missed. Thanks for posting this GL

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