I'm not sure if the looks I get are out of reverance or pity. You know, the same looks you get in Hobby Lobby as your caressing the craft fur for the right legnth and texture. Or the stares you get shopping the Sally Hansens display at the local drug store. People do seem to be interested as they watch you in public, but these are probably the same people that buy the tickets to the freak shows at the carnival. Seems to be a line of demarcation for catering to fly fishers here in the Midwest where I travel for business. South of the Ohio River seems to provide less at the local tackle shops . Theres even a big box store a stones throw from Lake Barkley And Kentucky Lake that has a total of zero items aimed toward the fly fisher. Shame though, Kentucky has some of the best and prettiest smallmouth streams around.