I'm proud to have known Bob. He was a mentor, coach, teacher and friend. He tried hard to portray himself as a curmudgeon, but he was one of the kindest people I've ever known. Here, in Loveland, he was something of a legend. There's not a fly fisherman or woman in the region who doesn't have fond memories of him and his little shop on the south end of town. He was one of a kind.