Rusty and his wife Julie operate Gates AuSable Lodge on the mainstream (www.gateslodge.com ) and it serves as the hub of almost all flyfishing activities in the area. Everyone's first stop on a fishing trip is Rusty's place where he's always available to talk about the hatches and offer tips to improve your luck.
Rusty's journal is being posted at www.caringbridge.org Simply enter "rustygates" in the search field.
For those of us who admire and respect him its been a humble reminder of our mortality. I pray for Rusty to have the strength, courage and faith to recover.