The Passing of a Friend. Thank you, David!

In 1997, when Jesse King first moved his fly fishing business to Hochatown, his buddy David Dickinson came to see him. Jesse introduced David to fly fishing in Ardmore and they enjoyed fishing together whenever possible. After many trips to Beavers Bend and after many fireside talks, he and Jesse realized how much could be done to improve this fishery. In 2002 David gave Jesse a check for $500 to start the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation thus becoming our first foundation member.

Because of failing health, David did not return to the Mountain Fork River but just a few times. We learned today that David Dickinson passed away at the age of 81. It seems fitting that I let you know who it was that financially started the LMFRF almost 13 years ago.

This is a great example of how vision  and hard work of a few can become the reality, and (now) the voice of the many – the LMFRF.  Jesse and I appreciate our board of directors and membership who also have visions of a great trout stream and devote time and energy to see these fulfilled.


Enhancing trout fishing on the Lower Mountain Fork River in Southeast Oklahoma