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Old 11-16-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Default Tom Helgeson passes away

Tom Helgeson, editor and publisher of Midwest Fly Fishing, died last Friday. A lifelong journalist and fly fisher, Tom championed the Midwestern streams he loved.

Tom organized trips to Montana and Alaska, owned and operated the Great Waters Fly Fishing Expos in Minneapolis and Chicago, featured wild life artists at his art gallery and built Midwest Fly Fishing into the sport's finest regional publication.

I remember calling Tom to discuss a rod I was thinking about buying. "Will it make me a better caster?" I asked. "No," he said, "but it will make you a better person."

I am certainly a better person for having known Tom.

Al Barton
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