All the best to them. Hopefully they do as well as Water's West has done with their transition of ownership. The folks in Port Angeles are doing a stellar job with the shop out there. Absolutely love that place and glad to see that it's in good hands.
Wow, maybe i will pop in if i am working in the area. Honesty, i have never been treated more poorly by the fly staff, not sure if it was the owner, 15 or 20 years ago and vowed never to step foot in there again. I vow that i have honored. Plenty of other great fly shops in the puget sound that I remain loyal to.
My loss; Roy Patrick died just before I took up fly tying. Fortunately, the Washington Fly Fishing Club continued with the tying class that Roy taught for many years. I loved how we students received the shoe box full of fly tying materials and scissors and hackle pliers, with a Thompson A or B vise sold separately. I still use those same scissors and hackle pliers and the Thompson A vise. Folks dressed a bit more casually when I took the class in 1972.
I met Jimmy when he was a little guy, a high school kid working part time at Kaufmann's. I also knew his dad at Boeing. I remember LeMert senior saying he was going to help his son buy a fly tying shop. Not until Jimmy was the owner did I put it together that the two of them were related.