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Hirschdale fly shop to expand into fly-fishing destination

Bruce Ajari
Gone Fishin'

I had the opportunity recently to sit down with and#8220;Docand#8221; Acevedo, owner of United Trails, and Andy Burk, renowned author, artist and fly tier, as they laid out some great plans for the United Trails property. The property is well known to local anglers and travelers and lies just off Interstate 80 at the Hirschdale exit.

Last year Andy Burk opened the fly shop on the property, and this year will be expanding his role. There are plans to put in a casting pond near the entrance to the property for teaching purposes. Burk anticipates he will be much more involved in teaching this season.

When asked if he plans to guide out of the shop this year, Burk replied that he would not. He is working on trying to let some guides work out of the shop, but to date has not made any such arrangements. The Forest Service permitting process is a difficulty.

Contrary to some rumors that had Andy traveling to who knows where to fish, Burk remained here in Truckee the entire time. He did spend a couple of weeks along the Oregon coast to search for steelhead, but came back after getting rained out on his trip.

Perhaps the biggest change to the property is the fact that it is being turned into a fly-fishing destination spot. They will be offering lodging with meal packages.

In order to accommodate this, about 10, 12-by-16 log sleeping cabins will be constructed on site. Each cabin will accommodate two people.

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Fly-tying and fly-fishing lessons will also be offered. The casting pool will be set up for fly-casting lessons. The fly shop will feature Andy and a full line of fishing supplies.

The deli and store will remain operate as it has been since 1987. Besides the normal operation it will also be the site of breakfast, lunch and dinner preparation for the guests who stay in the cabins. Lunch and dinner will be served at the Lodge Recreation Hall. Beer and wine will also be available for sale at the Lodge Recreation Hall for the guests.

The R.V. park will still be open to the public, however, they will be operating primarily for the fishing public.

If this sounds good to you, Acevedo is looking for investors. If you are a fly fisher who has always wanted to get into business for yourself, this may be an opportunity for you.

The location of this property is excellent if you are a visiting fly fisher. Good fly fishing can be found right in front of the property in the Truckee River and excellent locations are within 15 minutes of the property.

If you are interested in finding out more about the investment opportunity on this property, you can contact and#8220;Docand#8221; at (530) 587-8282 or e-mail him at ace_doc@hotmail.com.

and#8212; Bruce Ajari is a Truckee resident and regular fishing columnist for the Sierra Sun and other area newspapers.