Saturday, March 6, 2010
Tom Toomey Dies
Housatonic Fly Fisherman's Association Vice President Tom Toomey passed away suddenly last Monday, March 1, 2010. Tom was extremely dedicated to the HFFA and all things fly fishing. He was the inventor of No-Float Stix, a well-crafted wading staff (http://www.no-floatstix.com/). His excitement, commitment and generosity were beyond measure. He was passionate in all he did. Always striving to make everyone’s fishing experience better. Tom taught countless kids how to tie their first fly. “I’ve been watching and listening to your friend Tom teach those kids to tie flies all day long. Tom is a Saint. He had so much patience with those kids, making sure each and everyone of them had a good time and enjoyed tying," said an observer at a recent fly fishing expo.