Byron, since your becoming more interested in warm water fly fishing lately, have you thought about inviting Mr. Smallmouth himself ,Tim Holshlag ,to come to Troutfest and maybe do a seminar?
He was here a few years ago and we were supposed to go fishing together but unfortionately I was out of town that week. He has authored several books on smallmouth fishing both fly and spin. His newest book on river fishing for smallies has one of my photos of a little river smallie with my kayak in the background included. Would be a nice addition to the crew of special guest anglers already coming.
Here is his website if interested.