I truly enjoyed the article and believe that if all folks on the stream embraced this ideal, we would all have a better experience! I would only add that one should relish the success of other fisher folk on the water, not just your immediate fishing partners. I love to see folks "hooked up" with bent rods; especially our youth. I always try to extend all the encouragement I can to newbies in our sport at any age. It is far to easy to view weekend warriors, and tyros as nothing more than a 'nuisance', who are recklessly wasting our favorite hole, or just plain in our way of having a 'good' fishing day. We would be better off to simply mind our business, and reflect upon those times when, in our early fly fishing predicament, someone gave us a nod, or a 'pass' to fish a hole which allowed us success for a day! It is one thing to selfishly enjoy our time on the water, but entirely another thing to be selfish, and infringe upon the enjoyment of others!
US Veteran and concerned citizen