The ashes of a world-famous fishing guide disappeared lately in the keys. Where is Bill Curtis? Only the bonefish know.
We've been reading stories about Bill Curtis since the first time we realized you could use a flyrod in saltwater - and that was a lot of decades ago. The 91-year-old legend among anglers recently passed away and a lot of people will miss him.
Where are the ashes? We hope they're swimming with the fishes.
But the story gets weird. It seems somebody - or something - took his ashes. The whole story appeared in the New York Times, but it's a story that is uniquely ours. From the Times:
ISLAMORADA, Fla. — Nobody knows for certain why someone would steal the cremated remains of a Florida Keys fly-fishing legend from a pickup truck parked outside a restaurant earlier this year.Capt. Bill Curtis had no spurned lovers, lifelong enemies, obsessed fans or angry family members, according to friends, family and the police.
If you come across the guy, don't be quick to tell anybody. He's probably out on those flats he fished all those years.