As of Thursday, the Corp and State approved the plans and gave the go ahead for the new fly shop. I will post pictures here and update on the progress. Hopefully this thread will serve as a continuing story of the new build. I look forward to seeing you all at the new shop some time. Clearing has started! Estimating 6 weeks to two months for completion!
Post by bradbessett on Feb 29, 2016 9:30:28 GMT -6
Stopped by and chatted with Eddie and Roberta for an hour or so on Sunday. The new shop site looks like it's going to be awesome - safe from high flows, and has an excellent view! Looking forward to seeing it come together, and if you need any help, just let me know.
Where is the shop being built? I can't tell from the pics. So glad you're getting it started. In the Tulsa area it's been like spring weather. This may mean an early spring and fishing just around the corner.
I don't do Facebook myself and so I don't look at Facebook sites much at all. In last evening's exploration of the fly shops seemingly endless Facebook photo collection featuring LMF trout of a variety of genetic characteristics there among the March 4, 2015 photo entries is ...GolferJeff is gonna love this...a splake. Yep. The unique pattern is plain as day. Looks to me to be larger than the one in Jeff's photo. Could be the same, I dunno, but there it is. Whaddya know. I just never knew all these fly shop Facebook photos existed until last evening. The fly shop aside last night was an informative evening spent clicking through assorted Facebook pages associated with the various businesses and restaurants in Broken Bow and up along 259 through Hochatown. So many new developments. Gonna hafta spend more time up there.
Hi Peter. Well then, if you were to review the collection of photos of March 4, 2015 you'll see a trout with the most unusual pattern that made me think for sure it was a splake. If not, is it perhaps a tiger trout? It sure isn't your everyday brown or rainbow. I've Googled around for photos of splakes and tigers and their unusual pattern made me think it was a splake. Lemmie see if I can shrink the photo I downloaded from the March 4 2015 collection and I'll try and post it here. It's a remarkable fish for sure.
Until the other evening I had never noticed all the great trout photos posted on the fly shops Facebook page. Not your everyday cookie cutter "they all look alike" stockers. Lets us know of the great variety in the waters of the LMF.
Brad, that tiger was actually got by one of Kevin's clients on a guide trip in the EH. And Fenwick, there are a lot of big trout that are either wild or holdover if you really know where to look! The contrast between the big stockers and the big holdover/wild fish is quite striking.