Ed and Jamie you are both due a huge thank you and congratulations for such a great fishout. The fishing wasn't why Laura and I wanted to attend. I can fish a lot closer to home and maybe even hook something. Meeting a group of really great people and having good conversations is better than catching a fish any day. It was nice to put faces and personalities to the online names. I didn't get to meet everybody but that is something to look forward to right! The dinner was first class and the smoked chicken was succulent. Very well done Jamie. I need to give a loud shout out to Amanda for her amazing pepper jelly. Really delicious.
I also want to thank Ed for all he has done to make this site a reality. I'm sure there are a lot of hours and headaches involved. All for the love of sharing a passion that he has in common with those on the site and at the fishout. If it wasn't for Ed's effort a PNW site wouldn't exist and there wouldn't be a fishout.
I made new acquaintances and made a good memory that can be attributed to Ed and Jamie's hard work. For that Laura and I sincerely thank you both.
Oh way to go Amanda what a beautiful Coho you landed. Your knot was not so bad after all.
Well said and it was really great to meet you and Laura you guy were great company!