A FF@ participant need only be someone... ...that loves to fish and in particular, to flyfish. Fishin' has always been one of life's most pleasing gifts, for me. I can honestly say it's been and important part of my life for more than 54 years now - since I was old enough to remember. Of course, catchin' is probably next best. For me, it doesn't matter whether it was when I was 6 or 7, sittin' in an old wooden rowboat on Posey Lake, "still" fishin' for whatever the good Lord wanted to put on the tabel that day, with my Grampa Stump and Uncle Roy Van Wagner; or with Billy Vincent as he taught me how to flyfish for bass on Bishop's pond when I was 8 or 9; or trollin' for pike on Big Bear Lake, with my Uncle Percy Beebe; or wading the Yellowstone or some unknown stream near our camp, as we traveled across Wyoming and Colorado in 1954; or rowin' and paddelin' around Harwood Mill Reservoir, flyfishin' the brush and banks for "bream", with my 3 sons (my daughter Sue never cared for fishin'); or wading the icey waters of the streams and rivers north of Ludington with my Dad and 3 sons, trying to convince the steelhead they wanted to be caught; or floatin' down the Chatahoochee, tryin' to figure out why all those big bass weren't jumpin' in my boat; or driftin' off Savannah, bottom fishin' with fellow pilots from the "Cobra Course" as we prepared to return to Viet Nam; or standin' on the end of a jetty on Mustang Island with my Dad, the mist from the splashin' waves coolin' our faces while we dangled little hermit crabs along the rocks to entice the sheepshead; or flyin' in to Beaver Island with my Dad and 3 brothers, on the first day of Bass season, and sustaining ourselves on fried "fiddleheads and mosquitoes"; or whether it's just my 82 year old Dad and I in my 14' Starcraft, working the shoreline of Lake Logan with our "plastic" (ask Henk Verhaar to explain) flyrods fishin' for bluegills. These are gifts to be shared with others... If one takes time to ponder the spirit of the FF@ credo, it says nothing about anyone being new or old to participate, nor does it say that one must display the knowledge of Henry Kanemoto, or the wisdom of the "Old Coot" before he is allowed to post a message, nor does it say we can't ask questions - a FF@ participant need only be someone that loves to fish and in particular, to flyfish. Cheers to all from the "Heart of Dixie." Larry Woodard Madison, Alabama, USA!!