Sunday, September 17, 2006
The tie that doesn't exactly bind
Mark Taylor of the Roanoke Times tackles the age old chasm between bait fishermen and fly fishermen.
In the eyes of plenty of fly anglers, conventional tackle anglers are a bunch of bait-chucking, worm-plunking, fish-killing, stream-littering, resource-abusing rednecks.
Many conventional fishermen don't think much of fly-fishers, either, considering them a bunch of fancy pants, "River Runs Through It"-watching, influence-peddling, elitist poseurs who think that money can buy fishing bliss.
The attitude is not good for anyone.
All we are saying... is give peace a chance.