Dennis Paustenbach Commits $1M for Professorship at Roux

Dennis Paustenbach Commits $1M for Professorship at Roux

PORTLAND, Maine—Less than 24 hrs soon after Dennis Paustenbach satisfied his new neighbor David Roux in Woodside, California, he was casting a fly rod for the very first time.

Roux and Paustenbach talked about fly-fishing at the introductory evening meal about 30 several years in the past, and Paustenbach claimed the only fishing he understood was as a kid in rural Ohio tossing a line with a worm on a hook in an endeavor to catch modest bass. 

So Roux, an avid fly fisherman, questioned him if he would like to discover how to forged. If you’re fascinated, Roux explained to Paustenbach, satisfy at 8 a.m. at the soccer area. Seemingly, Paustenbach was intrigued.

“Dave explained, ‘You have a Ph.D. but you don’t know how to fly fish?’ I stated I experienced no clue,” Paustenbach says. “So he suggests, ‘I’m heading to train you how to forged.’ And which is what he did. So I achieved him there and he taught me how to cast.” 

About two months later, the two flew throughout the state to go fly-fishing for brook trout in northwestern Maine around the Canadian border. The fly-fishing beginner and Roux went to Big Island Camps and his appreciate of fly-fishing was born in a rowboat on the pond. 

“We grew to know a single yet another very very well on that fishing excursion and, considering the fact that then, we have fished in a variety of locations close to the entire world. Fly-fishing was a genuinely exclusive gift that he gave me,” Paustenbach says of his longtime buddy.

Paustenbach was dedicated and intuitive, and promptly proved to be adept, Roux states. Fly-fishing is a bit of a gearhead sport, he says, and “Dennis is sort of the greatest gearhead.”  Having said that, outside of the technological execution, Roux suggests, fly-fishing is an justification to dangle out with buddies.