I guees I've been lucky. I've never had that type of experience. Of course, there are no Fly Shops anywhere close to here. There are no stores that carry much Fly-Fishing equipment or supplies. Except for my 2 Fly Rods, everything I have or get is all on-line or mail order. The only place around here that even sells any fishing or hunting equipment is at the bottom of Grassy Mountain. It's a small convieneince-type store run by one man and his wife. They sell bait, ammunition, some eats, and most of us here gather there at 5:00 am to drink coffee and talk about 'The Ones That Got Away'. Fly-Fishers are rare here. In fact, I believe I am the only one, and considered a bit odd.
"I fish....therefore, I am..."