One thing I love to to do is talk to people as excited about the resource as I am. The 2010 Indiana on the Fly show had that in spades. Maybe its the group of guys that makes up the INSA board at this point in time, maybe it is the clear desire of a lot of Indiana flyfisherman to get after something that swims statewide. There definately was a lot of good will and enthusiasm flying around the booth all day.
I can remember a few short years ago, when I was on the other side of getting into the awesome hobby of chasing stream bass. I know what it is like to have a bit of a fever, but be confused on where to quench it. Guides perform a good service, but that comes at a price. So how is a novice flyfrother or gear chucker to churn the right waters? Social Networking.
The Indiana Smallmouth Alliance is for the new fisherman, intermediate, and the seasoned vet alike. Questions about stream smallmouth fishing? Looking for someone to share a float? Want to learn more about fishing streams in kayaks?
Don't be a wallflower, get started here: INSA Message boards
Got so caught up in that excitement, I hardly got to peek around the hall until the show was almost over. Apologize to those I didn't have time to chat with.
Note to self: Several pairs of socks and cushiony shoes are a MUST on concrete floors. That concrete was worse than any river bottom.