Room in our cabin, Canada May 28th 2016
Over the years I've met some great folks off of LL. Fowler2, Gill 1774, cds, the big job, Cousincarmondy, one-eye, the list goes on...
That said, before we went up north fishing or duck hunting we met somewhere local to go trap shooting, duck hunting, or something similar - piece of mind on both ends to ensure the other wasn't a physcho...
Glad it worked out for everyone.
I'm looking to get my wife up into Canada and strongly considered it.
From my little viewpoint, it seems like fishermen like to bicker with other fishermen on here. About the strangest things.
But, everyone I've met in person off of here has been a good person. I think you can get along for a week in Canada with a fellow fisherman, provided you meet a time or two before to iron out details.
I'm happy it worked out for the poster. Hopefully it becomes a win-win for everyone.
I'm not saying healthy skepticism isn't good. However there is so much isolation with people, neighbors, etc. Not everyone is an ax murderer. I don't know if I would personally go on a Canada trip with someone I don't know.... But, i'm sure there are a lot of people who wouldn't mind finding new fishing buddies. I think it is personally less threatening to go fishing with someone I don't know than dating someone I never met before off the net.
I commend you also for your blind trust in mankind. Like Bugle Trout, I guess I just don't possess that faith anymore either.
The internet has obviously opened up communication in a whole new way for the entire world. In good and bad ways.
I can't help it, but I always come back to the Facebook phenomena that has people believing that people they haven't seen in years (or ever in some cases) are somehow their "friend" because they connect via the web.
I think that has a lot to do with why people have let their guard down.