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    On December 19, 2009; Michigan lost one of her most noted environmentalists and fly fisherman. Rusty passed away after a long battle with cancer. His memory will live on in the projects he has undertaken through his life. He will be missed by many...

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    Having know Rusty for a few decades, I can say he will be sorely missed. It's rare to find a person with such passion for not just the sport, but the river he protected and defended to his all too-quick ending.
    We can only hope that someone else picks up the ball where Rusty left off but it seems mere mortals would have thrown in the towel long ago in battling the oil companies and others who want to rape and pillage that sacred land that was deeded to us by earlier generations of auto magnates (back when they had brains AND a conscience)
    Rusty always seemed to have time for a cup of coffee and to show how to tie some of his truly great patterns.
    This is a sad time for lovers of 'The Holy Water'.

    Thanks for protecting these little guys and their bigger cousins:


    and thanks for the nice spot to just sit and reflect a while:


    Thanks for being with us this short time on Earth and God Bless you!
    Last edited by Jackster; 12-21-2009 at 12:00 PM.

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    Sad indeed Dan and Jackster. Thoughts are with his friends and family. RIP Rusty Gates.

    ---------- Post added at 02:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:28 PM ----------

    Is the "Rusty Spinner" named after him?

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    Jackster,
    Nice pics, Rusty was definitely One in a Million...I hope his spirit inspires many to continue his protection of the AuSauble River valley.
    Dan

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