Tim always took time to PM me about the pics I would post of me and my son. On the boards he was a stone cold hard ass a lot of the time, but he showed me a human side of himself.
One of his last visits to PP, he sent me this PM.
"The board thing has just gotten out of hand. Part of me is very different from the Sol charicter I portray on the board, and I've lost touch with that part. So, I'm going underground. My future contributions to the angling community will be via old school literature on the magazine stand."
I was sorry to see him go.
I love passionate people that drive themselves, that push themselves to the limit. I didn't know him like you guys that fished with him, but he often took the time to chat with me in PM.s. He impressed me highly with his big fish obsessions and his many trips to B.C. He told me of his desires to take a huge blacktail buck with primitive archery gear, I really looked forward to seeing that happen as a man as driven as Tim would surely not be denied. I lost my beloved brother in law on the very same day eight years ago. I'll keep that day a very somber one for the rest of my life.
No hurt, no bad times, just hawg steelies & booner blacktails from here on out bro.
The world is an emptier place when it loses a man with such passion. Though I shared Tim's lack of religious beliefs I truly hope his spirit continues in the mighty rivers of the north. I'll miss you Tim.
Loc: The Coast or the Keys !!!
Kiana, Thanks for the phone call ! I loved your Dad very much and have nothing but great stories and memories with him that I will carry with me for the rest of my life ! Like I said, if you and your family need anything at all I am here to help you through these rough times............ I don't know what else to say ..........except I am sorry and I will miss him dearly !!!!
I didn't know Tim as well as some of you but have some amazing memories from the one weekend he and I and Nick did The Snoopy rod derby. I know Tim never did anything halfway. He lived more in the time he had than many do in twice the years. RIP Tim.
Loc: Post Falls Idaho
I got on the site last evening to pull a video off and saw Parker's post. I opened it up and was immediately floored at the news. I just signed off and started thinking.
I was thinking that I had never met Tim, never had any contact with him outside of what he posted on this board, but yet I knew him. I had learned things about his life, who he was, just from this board. Even though most of us don't know each other in person, we are still connected to each other's lives through this board. It just struck me how I could feel such sadness for a guy I never had any personal contact with.
Tim, I pray that your soul is at rest and you have found true peace.
For Tim's family I pray that the good Lord will bring you comfort and peace.
For the people who really knew Tim, I pray your sadness will be tempered through the rememberance of what a good friend did for you in this life and that you too will find peace.
"90% of Life is just showing up and doing the work". Tred Barta Sr.
I never met Tim, but read most, if not all, of Sol's 7710 posts. His passion and intensity were ever present in both his writing and his pictures. He revealed more of himself through sharing good times and bad, than anyone else on this board.
Your heartfelt tributes and incredible pictures are a measure of the impact Tim's life had on so many of you. Thanks for sharing the memories. Sorry for your loss. Best wishes for all of his family.
Very sad news to hear yesterday, Although it only happened a few times for me I enjoyed the time spent laughing and fishing with Tim ... very fun guy and one hell of a fisherman!!! I had great respect and admiration for Tim and his talents and feel grateful to have learned a thing or two from him ... RIP
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MB Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional!
I only knew Sol from his posts, but he will be missed by many. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
I hope this quote from Buechner might help:
“When you remember me, it means that you carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am on who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart. For as long as you remember me, I am never entirely forgotten.” - Buechner
Loc: Your monitor
Very sad to read this news. Never met Sol but definatley interacted with him in a few threads a few years ago. Great arguments at times. My condolences to his family and to all that lost him as a friend.
For some of us, a bad day of fishing is a bad day at work.
Loc: Yarrow Point
Rest well, Tim.
I can't imagine what his kids and family must be going through... I've been in and around similar situations and offer only this... "Time heals all things.." It won't be short, it won't be easy, but it will get better--eventually. Sincere condolences to you all.
The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope. -John Buchan
Loc: Bothell, WA U.S.A.
I too want to offer my sincere condolences to Tim's family and close friends. Although I did not know Sol like a lot of you here, my interaction were always informative and entertaining. He seemed like a true friend and one that would do ANYTHING for those he cared for.
RIP Sol and we'll see you on the river again someday!