Legendary conservationist and fly fisherman Frank Moore passes away

Frank Moore, esteemed Oregon conservationist and renowned fly fisherman, passed away last month just before his 99th birthday. A decorated World War II veteran, he settled in Oregon with his wife, Jeanne, after the war and eventually played key roles in the passage of the Oregon Forest Practices Act and the protection of large swaths of the state's North Umpqua River. He was regarded not only for his conservationist efforts in the state but also for his presence in his local community.

As he was an early supporter of Aquaz, we are deeply saddened by the news of his passing. We encourage everyone to learn more about this legendary figure in this 2019 profile from Trout Unlimited and this 2014 documentary, Mending the Line.