It even continues off the water - sharing ideas of things to try at the vise, a new knot, new gear, or new tactics. It's awesome to have other skilled anglers to bounce ideas off of. On the water, whether you're wading or in a boat, you can try different tactics and hopefully find what the fish are on that particular day.
I'll admit, sometimes it's tough when you're in a slump and your buddy is catching a fish every time his fly slaps the water. You've just got to remember, the team is greater than the individual. If you've already got a fish, give up the next good spot for your buddy or spend a little extra time on the oars. I promise, if you've found the right guys for your group, it's just as good seeing a bent rod in someone else's hand and taking a turn behind the camera.
Which brings me to my next point. I'm pretty tight-lipped when it comes to locations and specific water. It's not because I (or anyone else who withholds their fishing spot) am really that big of an asshole because of any personal conflicts or anything like that. It's the simple fact that we've put in too many countless hours scrolling over maps, looking for likely spots for big wild trout, getting skunked, and going back to the drawing board, to easily hand over precious information. It's not just for personal gain, it's for the brotherhood of the die hard flyfishers. Not just myself, or my close friends, but also for the guys who have busted their asses to find the same spot and call whatever water I'm on their home stream.
So, I apologize for not feeling sorry if this offends you. The best part of fly fishing is the journey - trying and failing only to pick yourself up and try harder to find that next great spot. Trophy fish are earned. You can go out and get lucky and pick one up now and then, but to be consistent you've got to put in your time.
Maybe one of these days I'll see you out there at one of your favorite spots or exploring new water. What you can expect is that if I do, you won't see details posted on Facebook. I hope I can count on you to show the same respect for the brotherhood.