Chad and I spent some time on the White last fall with a young man trying to make his way in the fly fishing business, Tanner Poeschel. He was writing, taking photos, fishing and working in fly shops, and his enthusiasm was contagious.
Tanner was contributing to the FlyLords website which is how he came to be on the river. That article is here. Tanner had also set up the Trout Unlimited 5 Rivers Program at the University of Missouri.
Last night I stumbled over social media post on the jet ski accident in Texas last weekend which claimed Tanner’s life and that of a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends. So young, and we lost a real talent.