I don't have a point of this post except to say, I've enjoyed and benefited from the info on this board in the two years I've lived in Boise; you could call me one of those leachers, thou who hath not put in valuable info, but has extracted much. I want 2013 to be my New Years resolution to give back to the online angling community.
I also want people living everywhere to never neglect their angling opportunities as I did while living in Coeur d'Alene for 5 years, so close to the Clearwater steelhead and passed it by to play in the whitewater and so many lakes with Chinooks n pike prolifically dominating the waters. I still fished the region, but never seriously and thoughtfully as I should have. I foolishly thought life was about business and nothing else.
I grew up and lived most of my life 5 miles from the proclaimed Blue Ribbon trout stream, Rock Creek in Western MT, just east of Missoula. My weapon of choice as a sprouting young angler? Telescoping pack rods, always in the dirtbike bag and the pocket fisherman took down several 20" Browns from a one Man Ducky raft. As a kid I did cook a few Rainbow lunches on a round rock next to that little river known as Clark's Fork. I now have a 14' self Bailing Maravia which I'm currently adapting a back-trolling motor to the frame to hang with the jet sleds for big boy fishin...
One cannot spend enough time on the water, cherish every minute.