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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012

    Default R i p lefty kreh

    one of the great ones has left us.....
    Lefty Kreh
    Posted on March 14, 2018 by Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited
    The following is from All the best for Lefty Kreh Facebook Page:

    It is with deepest regrets to make this announcement.

    Dear friends,

    I am sorry to relay sad information to all of you.

    Bernard Victor Kreh “Lefty” passed away today in the presence of his family. He passed without pain. He told us multiple times during the worsening of his illness how lucky he was to have so many friends. During these last few weeks he was so sick and without energy that he was unable to respond to any emails and the many phone messages left for him. I can say this was a-great comfort to him.

    There will be a celebration of his life in the upcoming weeks. We will update you when plans are made.

    Lefty would want us to celebrate life and not mourn him.

    During the course of the week that I’ve been here, one thing he kept mumbling was Spirit Springs, over and over. When I asked him, what or where that is, he simply replied, that’s where he’s going, to fishing heaven, to Spirit Springs.

    He passed peacefully and with no pain. He was surrounded by family and loved ones.
    At the time of his death, a hard wind shook the house as if he was taking the winds home to my Grandma.

    As he got me into photography, he once told me he had to carry a camera with him because you never know when something may take your breath away and you want to take it home for later.
    So on ending this, I know myself and all of you are going to look to the water now, and if you come to a spot where something takes your breath away, I’m going to feel his presence each time and take a photo. That way I can take a bit of the inspiration and his spirit back home with me.

    Tight Lines, best wishes, and All The Best,

    Sam and The Kreh Family

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to: Greater Baltimore Medical Center / Gilchrist hospice in honor of Lefty Kreh to Mail to: GBMC Philanthropy, 6701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21204; or online at (Under “Designation” choose “Other.” Then in the next field, type: “Lefty Kreh Memorial”); or call: 443-849-3303.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Townsend, Tennessee



    Thank you for posting this. The world of fly fishing lost the greatest ambassador to our sport, now and in the future. I lost a friend. Lefty was a kind and talented man with an enormous sense of humor. He did everything possible to help Paula, Daniel and I with our business. We will be thankful for him, forever.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Knoxville, TN


    Thanks for sharing Joe and thank you Byron for the beautiful tribute to him in your fishing report. I never met Lefty, but he has taught me a lot about the activity I love most through his writings. There are few that will ever have the impact on the fly-fishing community that he did.


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