Stan Bogdan Dead at 92

Stan was a great guy, a great reel maker, and a great character. This just in from Bill Taylor at the Atlantic Salmon Federation:

Rick Warren called me early this morning to tell me the sad news that Stanley Bodgan passed away peacefully last night. Stan was 92 years young.

Stan was a great supporter of ASF and our conservation mission and was a longtime member of our National Council. Whenever you met Stan, whether at an ASF dinner or on a salmon river, he always had a smile on his face and a story to tell.

Stan made the world’s finest Atlantic salmon reels, each one meticulously by hand. Demand for his wonderful reels, each one a work of art, was so strong that you often had to wait three or four years for one after placing an order. But Stan always had a reel to donate for an ASF fundraiser and over his lifetime helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for ASF and salmon conservation.

Stan was a gentleman, artist, salmon fisherman extraordinaire and a dear friend to many of us.

Bill Taylor