Hey Zen, As far as all that business with Backyard, I think he just likes teasing people--and bad. You should have seen him, Bhudda, and Worldangler together. Obviously great friends, but I wouldn't have wanted to have gotten in the middle of that. Maybe you should take it as a compliment that he gave you as much attention as he did. In the words of Buddy Guy, "Call it what you want, I call it messin' with The Kid." And you were The Kid. BTW, it was cool meeting you. I only wish I had made the Carp Comp. After getting directions from Alpinetrout and approaching Ephrata, I realized that I really had no idea where I was going. I ended up at Rocky Ford, got skunked, and watched this old timer sitting a lawn chair with fly rod hook-up with a very large trout. The fish ran a lot of line off his reel and then nosed into some weeds. The guy eventually had to break it off. Still, that was the first time I ever saw someone fly fish out of a lawn chair. And thanks for the Walla Walla info. Unfortunately, the "Toucan" is a little too east for Margaret and I to checkout. We're looking for something a little closer to town. Still, thanks for the tip.