Re: Never posted before but enjoy the reading!
Ihave been reading and enjoying the conversations greatly for a year or so. Due to inexperience I found that really did not have much to add. Please all of the long timers and others that post your comments and insights are greatly appreciated. event the conversations that get off topic are fun to read. Kind of funny how it goes even a message board is a just microcosm of the greater outdoors. The good the bad and the ugly hey it's just fishing.
Thanks again and hopefully in the coming months I will have a chance to add something to the board.
Yours is a good point about not feeling like you can contribute.
If is however quite the contrary. Everytime you fish post a report of where, type of water, water temp, water visability, cloud conditions, rain/sun, and what worked and did not work along with picture or two of your success. Did you fish deep or on top, did you fish the tailout, riffles or pools. That information is like gold to those of us trying figure what to do this weekend.
A lot of oldtimers won't tell you this but that detailed level of information is extremely helpful to all of us. Helps us figure out what to fish, when to fish, and what is going on out there. I am firm believer that reports and current information help everyone become a better angler. In return you will find people will be much more inclined to offer tips, stratagies that help you grow in your skill - particularly if you are struggling. Could be just no fish, or the bite is off, or you are working the wrong water...what ever, it sure would be nice to know.
90% of fishing is knowing that you have the right offering on that day - that confidence of knowing will strengthen your resolve and help you to hone your presentation.
Final note: taking notice of the above requested information will help you to develop a gut feel and improve your success rate dramitcally - your best anglers take note of all of those variables for reason.
Good luck to you and look forward to seeing your's and other's reports.