I am also the only fly fisherman in my circle of people I know. I live in Illinois and I fish still water while in a canoe or wading, so I don't think I will be finding crowds with my interests! But, I found a fishing buddy. Actually, he found me. Todd Lercher - the other fly fisherman that I know. Todd and I talked to each other over the 4th of July about our fly fishing and we instantly planned a fishing trip.
It was a great time shooting line with another fisherman. We talked fish, life and stuff. We traded techniques and fishing spots we like to visit. We swaped flies and Todd even gave me an extra pair of hemostats he had. And best of all, when we gave it up for the day, we planned on doing it all again.