Well boys didn't mean to fill a seven page discussion but I guesse that's what we got right here. I've belonged to this club http://illinoissmallmouthalliance.net/forums/index.php?act=idx here in Illinois for a long period of time of and on. They have a protected forum as well but allow postings from non paying but registered members, I understand alot of this has to do with poachers and protecting the resource but at what cost, isn't that what a moderator for.
I guesse the difference for me is there are no local activitys a guy like me can really participate in, I strictly fly fish so this limits any tournament stuff.......
My close friend runs "the steal head site" which is very popular, its also very labor intesive so I understand its no picnic running a forum. Someone somewhere is gonna start a Fly only carp site.
Good luck boys I'll check back from time to time, to see if theres a fly only tourney or the fly sections is freed up.