This place is awful anymore. I've tried posting a few pics here and there on TMIFP's to try and limp it along, and before I know it, its halfway down the page, with the same worn out, beaten topics kept alive for seemingly no reason. 10 years ago, this place was incredible. So many contributors sharing work, sharing ideas, creating discussions.... What the FK happened? When I first found this place, I was blown away by all the work shown. I eventually messaged Rick Krane, and ended up taking a class in 2007. I also met some of my best friends Cole, and Don Frank. Both of which I've been fortunate to spend a substantial amount of time with. After that, throughout the years, I've been able to meet many of the others, and talk fish, and learn, and grow as an artist. Dave Campbell, Pete, Mike K, Josh Knuth, Kenny Bauman, Dan B, Paul C, Frank, Jeff M, ....so many good fish artists . And many are my friends today! I can tell you with 100% certainty, that if I hadn't found this place, I wouldn't be where I am today. However, if I stumbled upon it today, and wanted to get started, I honestly don't know if it would help me at all. what a shame..... it truly makes me sad.