I recently joined this site a couple of months ago after I booked an offshore trip and started doing my research. I've posted a couple of questions and gotten some very helpful responses back. I read as much as my wife will allow me. I've even gotten up late at night to do some reading. I even had someone to PM me and offer to look at my gear and give me some advice. We met up last week and he gave me a lot of info about what to expect and what to try on my trip. We even had a couple of beers to top it all off. There's nothing better than talking about fishing and having a cold beer. This is a great site for info and helpful suggestions. Everyone should pat themselves on the back for being a part of this community and passing on info to each other and helping newbies like myself to feel comfortable about asking the same questions that probably have been asked a million times by others over the years. I appreciate all of the responses to all of the posts on here and I really look forward to looking at more over the years when I need a "fix".