About 15 years ago, I made the trip up to the LMF and visited w/ the the couple that owned the fly shop there in town. Their names elude me right now, but good folks indeed. Each year I visited, and learned more about their passion to preserve the fishery.
I haven't been back in ages, would love to return soon. I think I heard where the fly shop no longer exists? Or maybe there is different ownership? Maybe false info?
How is the river? In the past, a good flood would really hurt the landscape of the river. At least the holes that were attractive to the fly fisherman.
It was starting to get crowded back then. I bet the place is a full blown metro mess now huh? Can one still find solitude for a few minutes up there on the river?
Anyhow, just wanted to check in. Glad to have found this forum.
Post by golferjeff on Jun 14, 2019 14:56:17 GMT -6
THe fly shop was owned by the Kings - it is now a winery. The only fly shop now is the one that sponsors this board, and it is right there in the park. The river is completely different that 4 years ago, much less 15. The two big floods scoured the entire length of spillway creek and changed the routing of the river from cold hole downstream. The crowds between Mid-March and Labor day are terrible. 1.5 million people will visit this year. There is no solitude unless you visit ZOne II in the early morning or late evening. Most likely, you will be next to about a dozen or so of your closest non-friends. If all of your memories are from 15 years ago - just scratch them off and go see what is there now. You won't recognize anything except the dam and the trees.
Pretty much what I expected golferjeff. I appreciate the response. Was hoping to take my 13 year old son there for a few days this summer. But, maybe a flight to Salt Lake and the Provo may be more beneficial. Thanks again.