I received this email yesterday, and I know that many of Walt's friends would like to know.
Dear IFFF and FFF-South Eastern Council Colleagues
The Southeastern Council has lost a very dear friend and member today. It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of 2013 FFF Buzz Buszek Award winner and three time FFF-SEC Fly Tier of the Year, Walt Holman. Walt passed away at 6:30AM this morning.
Many fly tiers, including myself, have been blessed to sit at Walt’s table and learn to tie foil covered poppers from the inventor of this unique and beautiful tying technique. Walt was a living fly tying master, legend and true gentleman who represented the very best of service, ingenuity, giving, sharing and fly tying art in the IFFF and FFF-Southeastern Council. He is a great man of huge impact to all of us who were blessed to associate, fish and tie flies with him. More than that, Walt was a very loving person and a very dear friend to many of us. Walt was a military veteran who served during the Korean War and an engineer by trade.
Walt’s funeral will be held in Madison, Alabama at 1:00PM this Wednesday. I do not know any more details at this time. He is survived by his wife Gennie (email@example.com
) and many who love him. Walt will be very much missed by all of us.
God Bless and Tight Lines