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    Dennis Skarka

    Just read on another web site that Dennis Skarka from Catskill Flies has passed away.

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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    Just read that myself. He was something else, never a dull moment with, Dennis. He had a very unusual sense of humor which made him unique and quite funny in his own way.

    I purchased my first T&T rod from Dennis probably 20 years ago. It was an 8'6 5wt Vector.

    Now I regret not stopping into the shop in 10 years or so.

    Condolences to him, family, and friends. He will be missed

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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    That is too bad. Every year I would stop in for my NY license and to buy some of his parachute dry flies. Some guys from NJ would get bent out of shape when he made fun of NJ, not realizing he was from NJ himself. A true fly fishing character. He will be missed.

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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    Guy was a character.

    I’d hang out in his shop and watch him tie flies and talk about Rube Cross.

    A good dude, said what was on his mind with a sense of humor.. The guy had integrity.

    I stopped going to Roscoe once I discovered the Delaware, and frankly I’d become too big of a celebrity to go into town without being asked to lunch or at minimum an autograph.

    A good guy.


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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    I'll never forget him telling me cone head woolly buggers were last year's fly...or something like that. Not fashionable at the moment


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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    There is a very amusing story about Dennis on the Paflyfish web site.


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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    I didn't know Dennis well, but he gave me some great advice to fish high on the East Branch one time when the West was a shit show (like it usually gets in late spring). I had the best day I've ever had up there, and have not had another like it since. Fish in peace Dennis.

    Roll up the windows Brian, you're letting the stank out.

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    Re: Dennis Skarka

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnw View Post
    There is a very amusing story about Dennis on the Paflyfish web site.
    That was Dennis alright! I thought I was the only person with a dog named Kramer!

    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
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