Heading back the weekend of Dec 3rd. Hoping to get an open date with Greg Liu to shorten the learning curve and plan to fish Mon and possibly Tues so we don't have to deal with the crowds as much.
For folks who don't like the crowds and want to learn to swing flies, I would consider a trip to Michigan. The Muskegon and Manistee are excellent swinging waters for beginners and I found it to be quite affordable. Both rivers are fished from a boat and don't require super long casts to get into fish. We used Kevin Feenstra and Matt Zudweg. Had a great time.
Once the casting improves a bit a trip to the Northwest or BC goes on the list.