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 Post subject: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 7:37 pm 
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Very sad news. I read on Clark’s Board that our friend, Sante Guliani passed away yesterday. Most of us met Banjo at SuperBoo. He was a font of information on bamboo rods. A wonderful man, and gone from us way too soon. RIP, Sante.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 7:52 pm 
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That is truly sad news...just so sorry- what a loss for our community.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 7:55 pm 
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To say he was a generous man is a huge understatement. Rest In Peace, Sante.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm 
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this is some of the shittiest news i've heard in a long time.......he was one of the absolute nicest persons i've ever known


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 10:22 pm 
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This was/is a true shock. Such a knowledgeable, humble and giving person. So sad, the world has lost a true ambassador to the sport of fly fishing. May all your casts be true, Sante.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 6:33 am 
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Sad to hear that. Great guy with a ton of knowledge. Always willing to provide the best info. RIP


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 9:48 am 
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Sorry to hear this news. Sante was a kind and generous man and will be missed by many.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 10:28 am 
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a very nice man rest in peace


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 10:44 am 
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It's safe to assume many here attended SuperBoo at one point or another and had the Banjo experience. By that- I mean the "Here, go cast this rod." Only to find out later the true nature of the rod cast. Martha Marie's personal rod anyone? How about that Kushner? Probably the best heavier bamboo rod I've cast. Sante was a true aficionado of all things bamboo- and many will be looking at his legacy of historical bamboo flyrod value and history for years to come.

He was also one of the kindest men I've met through angling. While a poor grad student, I had issues with my laptop. Sante offered to take a look and made arrangements for me to stop by his camp while I was a southern Maine junket. Not only did he fix the issue, he gave me the parts, as he was scrapping a similar laptop. We then proceeded to talk fishing for several hours.

Before I could leave- he took me on a tour of the grounds (complete with a flyrod or two for casting). I remember him walking across the lawn with dog Levi at his side. There were two things he was super proud of- that dog was one of them. And the other was the small brook flowing bordering the lawn, which he had allowed a tangle of native growth to ensnare. According to him, that 2 foot wide spring fed stream was filled with juvenile trout. I have no doubt. May he have many more happy days in the land beyond with Levi by his side, watching over those trout. RIP, Banjo.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 1:26 pm 
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Sante knew of my affinity for the Kushner and the story behind it......so he gave me a Kushner of my own......a nice little trolling spoon stamped with the Kushner name on the back (apparently he made lures as well)

a true gem


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm 
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Like everyone else, I was really sad to get this news. Such a nice and generous guy. Anyone have info about calling hours or the like?


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 3:16 pm 
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Here is an obituary. Based on what was written on Clark's board, I'm not sure there is going to be a service (per his wishes).

https://www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com/notices/SanteL-Giuliani

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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 19th, 2019, 5:33 pm 
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Damn. He was one of the good ones. A true gentleman, in every sense of the word.

And may I say that this line in the obit made me laugh, until I realized it sums him up perfectly.

His computer expertise was also frequently requested aboard the USS Constitution in Boston Harbor.

An man with an appreciation of fine old things who was 100% at home in the modern world.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP, Banjo
PostPosted: June 20th, 2019, 2:53 pm 
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David and I are saddened by the news. He was a dear and generous soul, and our lives - and so many others- are richer for having known him.

I hope if ever in a similar situation, I can face the Great Conclusion with the same courage, humor, and kindness.

Rest in peace.


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