i want to take this opportunity to tell you guys how much i learned from this site and how much you all mean to me. 1.i learned that barbels are what hurt not the whiskers lol 2.i learned that to keep a family atmosphere you hafta disagree sometimes but not take things personally. 3.i learned several new rigs and how to fish em! 4.i learned that you guys are what make me stay dedicated to the sport of catfishing between the gallery and all the info i read how can i turn fishing down? lol 5.i learned a lot about my tolerance levels and my own vocabulary lol 6. i learned that people think im a know it all sometimes lmao but i know very little unless i have learned it the hard way lol 7.i have learned putting all your time into being a family on here takes away from my everyday family and that is why i havent been here as much as i used to. 8. i've learned that i am a part of this site and that people ACTUALLY like me and miss me when im not here. 9. i've learned a sense of humor is better than any cure from any doctor unless its laughing till it hurts lol 10.i've learned people have a lot in common all through the board and sometimes don't realize it lol 11. i have learned that i have true friends on here and i treat you as equals no matter what gender,race,size,age,or mental compacity (or lack thereof for me lol) 12. and here is the best one no matter what you step in at the circus you always take something with you lmao! you guys, and gals are the greatest people i could have ever met thanks for all the greatest things in life! fishing friends and family!