Ok, I get it.... Sometimes we fish in popular locations and you have to expect to be around other anglers. Chances are slim that you will have a stretch to yourself and in some cases it will look like opening day of salmon season or one of the Missouri trout parks.
This morning I fished the upper part of Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock dam. For those that are familiar with this water let me say that I have NOTHING to do with the "outlets".
I'm downstream and I hear a splash and some dude is has waded to the middle of the riffle to stand- Hey DUDE you are STANDING where the fish are!
Then some other guy shows up and promptly gets fouled on the stream bottom. As expected he plows through the water to retrieve his snagged fly and sends every fish headed for the deep water. Hey DUDE break OFF!! I'd rather not lose chances of a big fish because you're too cheap to lose a buck fifty scud!
Finally, while fishing a flat this clown walks right through where I'm casting. He had his buddy about 10 meters behind him. I stopped the buddy and asked- "is that your friend up ahead?" to this he replied "yes". "well, he just walked right in the middle of where I am fishing, can you please walk around?" He apologized for his friend and gave me plenty of room but had I not said anything he would have followed his mate right through my water.
If you are new to this sport- PLEASE learn some on stream educate. Trout only need enough water to cover their backs, so look look and look again before you go blasting through the water. If you hook the stream bottom- congrats you're a fisherman, break the flaming fly off and retie please..
thank you, rant off....