Larry's Fishing The West was without question the single largest thing that got me into fly fishing. In fact, I bought my first fly rod, an 8' 6 wt Eagle Claw with a Pflueger reel from Larry's Sporting Goods, along with several tied down caddis bucks and Spruce flies that I used exclusively for my first few years for cutthroat on Oregon Coastal streams.
often visited Larry's sporting goods in Oregon City or the much smaller store in Beaverton. now Conway there was a horse of another color. he owned and ran Jimco charters out of Depoe Bay and has the distinction of perhaps the only boat to ever end up on the rocks coming into the harbor.
we had leased 80 acres of farm property to hunt ducks and geese right up against the basket slough fence. one morning we came out there to find 3 suburbans parked in our spaces, Conway and film crew. they had drawn a permit on the N end of the slough and were preparing to film the event. we suggested they were going about it wrong, given our weeks of watching how the birds came and went, they didn't listen and i don't think we heard a shot from this crew all morning long.