But I know what your talking about regarding the difficulty finding fishing partners. I paid a lot to belong to bass clubs and couldn't help picking up different things that helped me become more versatile.
Now I wonder if the four that want to fish with me just want to learn my spots.
In any case, if you need some suggestions, we could go into where you're at right now - the type waters you fish and how much versatility is needed to fish them. Do a search on my forum name to see posts. I like sharing with anglers from other states and even anglers that live in Great Britain and Australia on their forums.