In Memoriam: Bob Quigley

Bob Quigley

Bob Quigley

California Trout is saddened to learn that Bob Quigley — who created some of fly fishing’s most elegant (and copied) fly patterns and then tested them on Hat Creek and Fall River — has passed on.

In the 1970s, he invented the Paradun, the Loopwing Parachute and the Quigley Cripple, testing them extensively on the Fall River, where he eventually lived.

He was a true innovator, a master craftsman and a brilliant fly fisherman, and California fly fishing is the poorer for his passing.

(You can read a brief biography of Quigley here.)