FISHING BY THE RULES
Thanks a ton for the editorial comment on why fishing by the rules is important. I encounter scores of anglers showing photos and boasting of their terrific flyfishing accomplishments. When I ask about what tippet they were using, too often the response is, “None. We were not fishing for records.” Well, they were not really fly fishing at all, just using the equipment. They might as well put out a live bait on the fly line. If gathering biomass is your game, that’s fine, just own up to it. Even I could shoot par golf if I did not comply with PGA rules.
Sandy Moret, Florida Keys Outfitters Islamorada, Florida Via email