Shane Chung enhanced many lives with his great sense of humor, smile and willingness to get involved no matter how tough the project.
He will be remembered for his work with the One Surf Fly competition, his dedication to the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County as Vice President and Newsletter Editor, a member of the Orange County Red Wine Fly Tiers, and many more worthwhile causes. He was also a licensed fishing guide in California. Shane was 46 when he died of a brain aneurism, which took him suddenly.
He was a devoted father and husband and is survived by his with Kim and their son Devon. Shane was always around water and not many fish got away from his vice like grip as you can see from the picture above. He dove to keep this fish from escaping the net into the cold water of Pyramid Lake Nevada. Many of us were fortunate enough to have fished with him on his last fishing trip just hours before his passing. This fish won him the big fish pot, which made him quite happy since he was competing against many other experienced fly fisherman and friends.
We are welcoming donations to set up a trust fund or trust account in his name to be directed toward his son’s further education.
Contributions can be sent to the Fly Fishers Club of Orange County, P.O. Box 23005 Santa Ana California 92711-3005. Make contributions payable to: “Fly Fishers Club of Orange County” and note on the bottom of the check it is for the Shane Chung Fund. These are not taxable deductible donations but an expression of caring for his son’s education without his father guiding hand.
He will always be a part of my life in some wonderful memories.
I never got to fish with Shane but he was always in my ear with another good plan that the Council should try, either in general or at our Faire or the Hall show. He was always coming up with ideas to include youth into our sport and we had many conversations with that in mind. He was a steady volunteer for the Council, whether at FlyBuy, Hall or the Faire and we will all greatly miss his famous laugh and smile.
President Southwest Council International Fly Fishers