I say and do a lot of things that make me pretty unpopular on the river. The same things that usually won’t get me invited back to do a 2nd presentation at the local fishing association meetings.
It’s not that I’m rude, loud, obnoxious or otherwise an annoyance to society, it’s that I’m not shy about telling things like I think they ought to be when it comes to water, fish and fishing.
Being a fly fishing guide on a river that is primarily dominated by bait and gear anglers doesn’t help either. We share the same river, but not the same principals and ideals.
There are a several “hot topics” with anglers and here are a couple I feel strongly about: