When I first joined FW (and the previous forum) is grumbled mightily about the frequent use of acronyms and shop terms. Overuse made much of what was posted a foreign language to the uninitiated.
But, in recent months I have been considering taking up fly fishing as a possible substitute for my life-long shooting of traditional muzzle loading rifles.
To help prepare and learn, I joined a fly fishing forum. Acronyms? Strange terms? That is all they use. The forum provides zero helpfulness. It IS a foreign language.
I have acquired a low end rod and reel and a few accessories. Now, I have to decide if/how to buy some good waders and boots. Both expensive, as is everything in this game. Oh, well.