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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-27-2020, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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In Memory of Xgolfman

I’m very sad to report that Paul Dudley, known here as Xgolfman, passed away this morning after a long and brave battle. He was a fixture on the Skagit and Sauk rivers and was never without his dog Lola. RIP Paul. You will be missed.


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Dammit. So sorry.
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Rest in peace Paul! You will be missed out on the Clearwater as well. I always enjoyed your outgoing personality.
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I feared this was coming. Paul's Facebook page hadn't been updated since March, and I dreaded what that might mean. I didn't know Paul except through these pages, but in both exchanging information and in various trades we did I felt I knew him well. He was a real gentleman in my book, and fought the good fight against his disease, always optimistic and hopeful. I'm really sorry, and sincere regrets to his family.
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What a disappointment. Someday, I hope we share a run together on the other side. Until then, rest in peace.
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I am very sorry to hear this. I hope he has found peace from his struggles.
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Never met the man in person but I hate to see a brother go. Rest in peace.


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I always enjoyed reading his posts. REST IN PEACE.
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post #10 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-27-2020, 07:56 PM
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Same, sorry to hear about this, very sad day. I only knew him on here but enjoyed his posts as well as his sense of humor. Exchanged a number of PMs with him over the years especially in the past year or so encouraging him during his battle with cancer. He will definitely be missed on the forum.
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He was one of the good guys , My heart aches knowing the pain he's been through in the last couple years

May he rest in peace , god bless

and I hope he's swinging flys with the lord


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So incredibly sad ... I didn't know the man, but I always looked forward to reading his contributions here.
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RIP Paul! I know you're in a much better place now.

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Sad, very sad to hear, I met Paul at a CND demo day on the Sky, he was a nice guy. No more suffering though and the rivers are full of bright fish looking to take a skatter in Valhalla! RIP Paul!

I will tye up on of his Seahawk dee fly, and toast his life with a wee dram!

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Wishin I was fishin the Sauk!!!
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I’m heartbroken with the passing of Paul. He was so full of life and always kept a conversation going and going and going! He was one in a million with a heart of gold. Whatever he did he dove in 100%. He started fishing a bit late in life but usually caught more fish than anyone else. He was a very accomplished fly tier and the consummate line junkie. The world (and our community) has lost a truly wonderful man. I know that he touched my life in a way that not many have done, I will miss him immensely. RIP buddy, I hope you are fighting a “big one” right now.

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