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Roy Christie

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Oct 14, 2021 11:57 am

I was reading on FB that Roy has died? Is that true? I don’t believe anything I read on there of course. So I thought I’d better check before giving my condolences.

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:23 am

Make hay while the sun shines. I liked Roy very much. He reminded me of a strange combination of an anarchist and a gentlemen! Brilliant fly tyer and conservationist. I remember running into Roy at one of the BFF meets and he put a block of SF in my hand!! Quite a few articles of his here on Sexyloops. Very surprised by the news. Life is just too short to do all the things you want.

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Post by Biology » Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:59 am

Hi Paul - yes, it's still very raw around here. I keep a low profile these days but wanted to post here, first spoke with Roy around 2006/7 after he tracked me down on this board, well the old board. He saw we were living in the village he was raised in so he headed over from W. London shortly after. We've likely spent 2,000+ hrs on stream since then. He'd been joking for the last 4-5 seasons that this was his last. It's a blow. Rest assured, despite failing health he remained charmingly anarchic to the end. Missing him badly, we were due on-stream Wed 20th to see the season out one last time... Andy

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Post by Paul Arden » Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:18 pm

During lockdown Roy posted me messages from time to time. The last one being the shock absorber test, but I won’t post that one :p Instead…
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And that’s how I’ll remember Roy, first and foremost his sense of humour.

Let’s hope we all get to meet again in some great fly fishing Valhalla (with new shock absorbers).

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Re: Roy Christie

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Post by daniel » Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:34 pm

This is very sad to hear. I met him once at Coggeshall with you Paul. You told me Rev Para was coming and i didnt know what you meant!
If my memory serves me right we drank far too much and stayed up very late tying ridiculously small flies. Think i still have some flies here he gave me. Great guy. Very sad news :(

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Post by Viking Lars » Tue Oct 19, 2021 3:14 pm

I'm sad to hear about this - Roy was one of the good ones. I think I have a handful of flies Roy gave me and if I can find them, I'll take some photos and maybe write an FP on the thoughts behind his flies that he was happy to share. Both flies and thoughts.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:09 pm

I’ll dig them out too. They are actually unique. I haven’t met anyone else who actually tied flies to float hooks on their sides – and other strange angles (intentionally that is!). I’m sure he sent me some sketches at one point. I remember him telling me he would sketch the fly before he tied it.

It’s a shame that we talk more about this stuff when people die and not when they are alive. There’s a lesson in that.

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Post by Biology » Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:12 am

We gave Roy the warmest of send offs last Monday. He always spoke very fondly of you Paul. Andy

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Post by Paul Arden » Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:25 am

Thanks Andy.
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