The guy certainly made entertaining posts. They were fun to read. That said, some folks can endure negative banter and responses, some can't and will quit, and some actually prefer to engage in contentious posts over any other dialog, which is odd. And while there was obviously no love loss between he and fly fisherman, he dished it out also. Some references were a bit veiled if you didn't know the history. Such as, (paraphrase) "The action was hot until I encountered a fly fisherman", or "Two fly fisherman got ahead of me, and..." etc... I also have to disagree with Trout2003, in that he had a passion that no others can match on here. There are a few posters that acquit themselves quite well in that respect. Trout'03 being one of them.
To each their own I reckon ?