Our tracking programs show a very small percentage of you come into the
Chat Room here on FAOL. Experience shows that those who do wish they
had joined in the fun much sooner. So here is my personal invitation to give
it a try. Do not think you have to know a whole lot about fly fishing to join
in. In fact, it is more for those of you who do not know all the answers than
those who do. We do not ask you for your e-mail address, just pick a
'nick-name' and if you wish what state you are coming from and jump in.
Easy as that.
Here is the first page you see once you have selected the CHAT ROOM
on the left hand menu on the front page.
When you get here, make sure you can see the 'Original Fly Angler' catching
his flies. That lets you know you have your computer set to use the Java
program that runs the chat-room. Then scroll down to the button and click
on 'Anglers Chat.'
Now that you are here, enter your 'Nick-Name' and fill something in the 'profile'
line. It just makes it easier if we know where you are from. Saves a lot of time
asking about it. Once that is done, hit the Enter the Hut button and you're on
This is the main chat room. The banner at the top that changes every ten
seconds, click on it any time and you can go to the sponsor who is listed at the
time. Just type in your message on the white space and hit your enter key and
it is posted. Nothing else to do. No refreshing or anything. It is a 'real-time'
chat, not a bulletin-board type. To see where anyone is from click once on
any name on the right side list and whatever that person put in their profile line will
show on your screen only. If you click twice on any name it will take you into
a private chat room with whomever you have selected.
But, don't let all that confuse you, just give it a try. Come on in and
make yourself at home. These folks are from all over the world, they fish for
anything with fins and are a great bunch.
Hope to see you soon and often. ~ James Castwell