What I took from that meeting is their passion for fly fishing. I first would like to congratulate Trout Unlimited for taking steps for making our waters better. I spoke to Trout Unlimited members from across the country and learned that they all work hard and care for the quality of the water they fish in.
I also learned of their passion for the sport of fly fishing. It seemed the general census is "I tie flies and use them to catch fish because something I created is catching fish." when asked why I don't tie my own flies or purchase stock lures as a spin caster, I asked them if they wanted to learn more about the decline of Roman civilization and the uprising of Islam through this decline.. a couple laughed and asked if I was a student.. ummm yea. I think once this school and work thing offers more time, I think I might pick fly tying back up.
All kidding aside, Thank you to the local TU members that invited me to this dinner and letting me carry my message of getting families involved with the sport and my non profit work of Reel Recovery. I'll be attending more TU meetings in the spring ;)