Just logged in, found a link and thought I'd check it out. Thought I'd tell you a bit about myself. I'm 32, ben fishing since I was 3. Started salmon/stelhead fishing when I was 7. I use a variety of gear, it really depends on my mood on wha rod I'l take off the rack. I use everthing from hardware all the way up to spey rods. I an, but rarely do, build my own rods. I do stil tie my own flies, jigs, an build my own spiners and rags. I mostly fish the South Puget Sound Rivers and the South/West OlyPen rivers. I am a very hardcore fisherman, andI will ONLY fish a handful of rivers religiously. I don't run t the hot river for the day. When I fis, I fish what I call "my rivers". I've been doing alot more flyfishing the past couple years. I've actually went and sold off alot o my misc. gear. I sold off all my saltwater gear except anything sentimental. Ii'm also selling of aot of the rods I realy don't use anymore. Heck, I had wel over 60 rod/rels. I have a rod for every circumstance. Now I have downsized to my nice and sentimental rods and have most of my other rods cleared out. Down to abouu 25-30 now, LOL. I I am an avid catarafter. Been using them since the late 80's, mostly in the hitewater realm. I converted over my 16' into adriftboat a few years back. Had to decide on which boats I could keep. So, have a 16' cataraft (2 frames, one whitewater and one fishing) and a 14' 2 man jetsled. Looking at building a 12 1/2 man cataraft after feb/march oof this year. 16' is great for 3/4 fisherman, but way to much boat to ish out of if you only have 2 people. Look forward to being on this BB. Jerry You haven't lived until you've run a cataraft. Friends don't let friends run Outcasts.