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Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 03, 2021 05:47PM

I received this sad news just a few minutes ago. "Dr. Bill" was one of the clearest and sharpest minds I've known in the fishing industry. He was one of the most popular authors that have yet to appear in RodMaker and his valued contributions to fishing and rod building will outlive him by many decades.

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Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness we share the sudden loss of our beloved father, Bill Hanneman, who died peacefully at home on Dec. 12, 2020.

Our apologies for breaking the news via email rather than personally; however, we are still dealing with the loss and appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,
the Hanneman family


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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 03, 2021 06:32PM

Sorry to hear of the death of one of the great contributors to the science of building and understanding fishing rods.

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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: January 04, 2021 01:08AM

Sad to hear, indeed. Every serious fly angler, and certainly all fly rod rod builders, shoudl read his Common Cents treatise. A huge contribution to the world of rod making. I found this informative obituary: [www.legacy.com]

Upon reading the obit it looks like a long life that was very well lived.

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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: January 04, 2021 04:02PM

Thank you David, I'm really glad you informed us of the obituary. He was a lot deeper than I thought, and I thought he was pretty deep.

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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 04, 2021 05:21PM

People often have a hard believing that anything simple can be any good. It was Dr. Bill's great gift, and his greatest failing perhaps, that he was intelligent to the point that he could make otherwise difficult things, simple.

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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 04, 2021 08:48PM

He had a very long, productive, and interesting life.
Norm

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Re: Bill Hanneman
Posted by: Torin Koski (---)
Date: January 10, 2021 01:26PM

His publications have expanded my knowledge one hundred fold! His absence from this craft will be greatly missed. A Pioneer if there ever was one!

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