Hi Everyone, I'm Alan, I bought Bloke Fly Rods from Mick last year, though he still kept an interest in the business and I frequented his door with more than enough questions.
It was absolutely devastating news to hear from Anna when she called to tell me. I last spoke with Mick around 5 weeks ago and although he was struggling a bit he was full of spirit, sadly I didn't get up to see him again, but I didn't want to intrude on what was a terrible time for him, but I kept in touch via email and text as he deteriorated. Anna told me he was in the hospital the weekend before he passed away and I was looking forward to him being repaired and back out so I could visit, never thought it would end this way.
It's still not sunk in that he's gone, another very good friend taken way too early and it really couldn't be more heartbreaking knowing that he was at the point where he'd made it, he was where he wanted to be in life.
It fills me with happiness to know that he touched so many people, looking through this thread and the other on the fly fishing forum as well as comments on my posts on facebook.