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 Post subject: Casting Great Mel Krieger Died Today, Tuesday, Oct 7
PostPosted: October 7th, 2008, 2:07 pm 

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Location: Atlantic Beach & Lee, FL
Just got an email from a friend who informed me that Mel Krieger died today of brain lymphoma. Mel was an innovator and great friend to the Federation of Fly Fishers. Hisd books, tapes, and DVDs taught us all how to be better casters. His advice, suggestions, and comments were offered with a grin on his face and a gleam in his eye. He was among the very few elite casters and instructors and he will be missed by many.

Here's a short bio.
Teacher, Author and Fisherman

Mel Krieger has been a devoted fisherman since he fished for black bass as a young man in Louisiana and Texas. In 1964 with his wife Fanny and their two children, he moved to San Francisco where he took up flycasting with a vengeance; becoming an avid tournament caster. His love for the sport and his competitive zeal paid off when he won a flycasting tournament in which the first-place prize was a trip to New Zealand. This was only his first trip to New Zealand, but his love for the land and the people inspired him and he created his popular Angler-to-Angler travel program.

Mel has taught flycasting and flyfishing for over 40 years and most recently heading the Mel Krieger School of Flyfishing. He has taught in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. His widely acclaimed book, DVDs and videotapes, have been used as curriculum for casting schools all over the world. He has written articles for books and magazines in many countries around the world. His most polulatr series were titled "The Essence of Flycasting" and the new video, "Beginnings: An introduction to Flyfishing."

Mel has been involved in the creation of many innovative programs, such as the "FFF Flycasting Certification Program," which has been functioning both in the US and abroad.

In 1994, Mel was inducted into the Northern California Council/Federation of Flyfishers Hall of Fame for his contributions in the world of Flyfishing. Mel's love of teaching and fishing takes him (and others) on angling adventures to the greatest fishing waters, here in the US and all over the world.

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