Eric Baylis, known as "reelman" to members of this forum passed away on Tuesday, 5th April after being treated for lung cancer and related issues at the Dartmouth general Hospital. Eric will be fondly remembered by many members of the Maritime angling community as the former proprietor of Eric's Reel Shop, a master with a fly rod, a master at his tying bench (he has had his flies illustrated on both editions of stamps issued by Canada Post). Eric was a teacher and mentor to all who asked for his help and guidance in all things angling. His knowledge of reels, antique and modern, fly, mooching, baitcasting, spinning, and deep sea, was encyclopaedic. Eric shared his vast knowledge with a generous heart. Those of you who knew him know what a kind gentleman he was. Those of you who never met Eric missed a real treat. Gentle breezes, and many fish in shining waters wherever you are, old friend. You will be missed.