Back in 2012 I wrote a blog entry about the angler Jill Orme, I had found a number of old fishing magazines and had been reminded of her as a result. Of course some aspect of this was because Jill was totally gorgeous and I would guess there were many fisherman who thought it would be really nice to have a keen angler for a wife.
Much to my surprise, I received a comment from Jill on the blog. I don't look at the comments very often, so the comment was actually posted some while ago.
And very sad it is too.
JILLY ORME HERE!,STILL ALIVE AND FISHING A BIT!WHEN MY BELOVED ANDY CALLED IT A DAY,I COULDN'T RUN SEER RODS ON MY OWN.
A FEW YEARS AGO I HAD SEVERAL BRAIN OPERATIONS,WHICH HAVE LEFT ME BADLY DISABLED.I CAN STILL GO FISHING THOUGH,EVEN IF I AM IN A WHEELCHAIR!NO BARBEL FISHING THOUGH!THE RIVER BANKS ARE A BIT AWKWARD FOR A WHEELCHAIR!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR VERY KIND WORDS.I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE A BIG SHOCK IF YOU SAW ME NOW!
I met Jill once when I bought one of her and Andy Orme's Seer rods - their specialist rover rod which remains one of my favourites. But her news is very sad and I can do nothing but wish her well for the future.