Thank you for everyones comments. If you haven't met (tnrockyraccoon) you owe to yourself, to do so.
I have said before, the people I have met that are committed to this sport have been the most compelling and interesting!!
This is my 2nd trip with this professional, the first on the Hiwassee and that trip 2 weeks ago was epic.
It can be said: you are who you associate with. I'm going fishing!!