Tuesday, May 30th, 2023
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Remembering an avid trout angler, teacher in Wisconsin’s Clarence Wilson

Clarence “Willy” Wilson spent years of his spare time either fishing for trout, tying flies, or working on stream habitat projects. Wilson passed away in March at age 85. (Contributed photo)
Shortly after I moved to Eau Claire some 40 years ago to become the outdoor writer for the newspaper there, I took on the volunteer job of editing the newsletter of the local Trout Unlimited chapter. On the back page of every issue was “Will’s Corner,” a column usually describing a fly pattern that was good for local streams, or a story, often humorous, about a local fisherman. I wish I had saved more issues. I soon met the author of those columns, Clarence “Willy” Wilson, at a chapter meeting.
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