I have to be honest, this is my first attempt at any type of forum ... but all of you seem to be having so much fun, I have to jump in! My first introduction to many of you was at the Canal Gathering this past summer. For those of you who were there, I was the grouchy girl with the busted ankle and the very patient boyfriend (Colad). Over the winter my ankle has healed and my love for fishing has grown ... believe it or not, I'm beginning to amass more fishing paraphernalia than David. I happy to be part of the forum and look forward to meeting more of your at the gatherings.