Re: Fishing etiquette! Do people have any?
If you can stand to have it stuck in your face, a good cigar is a wonderful thing for occasions like that.
Our streams here are mostly combat waters, where you are fishing shoulder to shoulder and the bait huckers dont like the fly fishermen much. So a simple cigar solves that problem. For one, most people dont want to be close to you from the smell, even though I think they are wonderful. Secondly, when they start to purposly cast across your line or tangle you up, you say i'll take care of it, pull the line in and when you are untangling it, just "accidently" bump there line with the end of the cigar. It will burn it right off and problem is solved for the next 5 minutes while they tie on a new hook and bait.
It sucks but thats just the way we have to do it here. Also very loss loops will generally get people out of the way.
"When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."
Storm Drain Bonefisher