I would like to thank first my father and grandfather, my dad bought me my first fly rod and a cheapie tying kit when I was 11, and its something that stuck with me every since, I fell in love with fly fishing and fly tying. My grandfather bought me another rod, that was alot nicer for Christmas. Both have helped to fund my hobbie every since, hell they have more money in my gear than I do, but they realize how much passion I have for it, and they know it helps keep me outta trouble.
Second I would like to thank all of you here on the site, for the overwhelming wealth of info and knowledge I have gained as a member here. A few in particular would be Steve, Vito1(Matt) Redwings, and the rest of the gang that was at the PM trip last year, they showed me how to (chuck "n" duck) and they got some enjoyment outta watching me try that for the first time, but I also learned alot about salmon fishing from them as well, and I also learned alot of other neat tips and tricks as well.
I will have to say that the members on this site have taught me so much more than I have ever expected to learn, and have inspired me so much. Also a big thanks to Will for putting up with all of us here and providing such a great place for us all to hang out and learn, my hat goes off to you guys.