Wednesday, April 4, 2007

><{{{{{{"> HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL KLYN

If anyone has a story about or message for Bill that they'd like to post, please share it under comments. All the very best wished Bill.

17 comments:

El Pescador said...

Happy Birthday Bill. I hope you had a special time on your day and that this next year is filled with much success and fishing pleasure. You've been a tireless advocate for the Patagonia Fly Fishing Brand, the sport and the environment. Thank you. All the very best.

Fishdog said...

Hey Bill,

Happy Birthday from a fellow
Buckeye! I hope the next 29 years are as fun as the last 29 have been! May the rivers you fish always run cold and clear and the flats you wade be be hard and sun-drenched! Thanks for your tireless work.

Marshall said...

Happy B'Day, Bill. No one should be allowed to have as much fun as you do, but then again, if I had to pick someone for the job, you'd be the one.

Moldychum said...

We hope you bought some carbon offsets for all those candles.

Happy Birthday Bill!

dbar said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes to the numero uno Patagucciac.

JC said...

Billy, Billy, Billy...

Another year and you still got that cat that ate the cannary look on your face! Keep that up and you are going to 150 years old! Cheers to you my friend. Oh and I may be short, but I still got my hair! : )

Bondy said...

Happy Birthday to the officially unofficial Mayor of Fish. Thank God you still act younger than you look! All my best!

Tim Borski said...

Once, awhile back, Mr. Bill and I shared a canoe in the hinterlands of the mainland south FL. He was so enamored with my ability to rapidly consume warm and nearly toxic Busch beers and at the same time, wax on eloquently about the flora/fauna of a unique and endangered eco system that he forgot to say "good bye" at the end of the day. In spite of this, I always look forward to seeing him. Happy 40-ish Bill.
Tim Borski

Stuart said...

Bill,

A happy birthday to you! As others have said, thanks for your continued dedication and hard work on behalf of all of us who love the sport of fly fishing and the environment. Hope we get to play a little together this year. Thanks for your continued support!

Stuart

Craig Amacker said...

Happy Birthday Bill. My b-day is April 2-we'll have to get together one of these years and go bonefishing and rum drinking for a joint celebration. may your year be a great one, and may we fish together in striper camp.

Craig Amacker
Fontana Sports Specialties
Madison, WI

Jeff Leopold said...

Happy Birthday Bill from the land of Tubes and Tunnels! All the best and we look forward in having you come visit again.

Bill Klyn said...

I decided not to drive my truck for a year to achieve carbon neutral offset. And my relationship with the fire department and National Forest is almost back to normal as I finally have them convinced that I was not trying to do an illegal burn, it was all that smoke when Sam and I were trying to blow out all those candles.

I have that cat who ate the canary grin on my face because of my early upbringing in Cleveland where I thought I was a great angler. Every time I went to the beach, I had managed all these huge fish. Turns out I was told that burying all those dead fish from the polluted lake did not constitute being an angler, it was mortuarial skills. As as result, I did not go into the Funeral Home business. Although there are similarities in the fly fihsing business.

Now my new plan takes my angling skills and fly fishing business knowledge to create Catch and Release Atlantic Salmon Lodges in Norway and UK. This will be headed up by Paul Bruun. Jeff Leopold and John Collins - with guaranteed catches of 25 fish per day - all over 20 kilos. That comes with a minimal consumption of 1 liter of Line Aquavit per day and 15,000 calories of food.

Mr. Borski, I did say thank you and what a great time I had. But that 12 pack of Busch had you speaking fluid Croic, or Arapahoe. And you were talking like a Carl Hiaasen character, alluding to bald eagles, frigate birds and brown pelicans taking out the all the rich waterfront landowners in Islamorada. Now if you were drinking Point Beer, then you would have maintained thse Wisconsonian language skills. We will have a re-match in a few weeks so I will but the beer this time, and say thank you, what a great time when I first get there...

Anyway, as I sit back and read these great comments, my old mind keeps thinking - "who are you pepole and what are you doing in my house"...

Many thanks to you all for the birthday wishes. Paul Bruun and Craig Amacker both share this April 2nd natal Day, so Happy BDay to you all.

Bill

james prosek said...

happy birthday bill!!

happy birthday... you seem to have things figured out, always with a wonderful attitude and a sense of hope and adventure... I'll never forget going up that snowy hill in xcountry skiis with the tetons in the back .. thank you for your vision in conservation and hospitality and friendship!!!

Brooks said...

Bill:

Think Central Wisconsin, lunch counter with Erin Atkins, and a video camera. Friday night racing anyone?

Sorry I'm so late to this party. You're a big reason why I'm here. Thanks for the fun. Brooksie

Anonymous said...

Yo Brooks,

Yes indeed that lunch counter with you and Erin and the infamous Mustard museum. Then the great waitress who I still have on video with the great comment "How can you not love that smell of gasoline and the racing motors as you walk up to the racetrack on a Friday night." Thanks for that memory...,

Bill

Anonymous said...

It was October, 1967, and Bill was playing in the biggest football game of his life - right there at Fawcett Stadium, also known as the Football Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, Ohio. Temperature 36 degrees, mud six inches deep. Canton McKinley had the ball on their own goal line as they tried a wild "reverse play"; first heading away from Bill, then reversing back to his cornerback position. As the halfback with the ball raced through the end zone in a frantic attempt to escape a safety, Bill hit him head on and slowed his progress tremendously until reinforcements arrived to tackle the "bulldog" at the one yard line. Great, memorable moment and a well deserved victory......from #18

Anonymous said...

Hey Bill, tell everyone about that GTO you wrecked in high school....ouch !!!