I understand your meaning, these are old an tired reasons to me. Also, many would consider you as out west. Love me some old strip mines for fly fishin for LMB. I do not profit from fly fishing, I am firmly rooted in the cost/expense/gobroke club. One of your biggest problems with fly fishing is the guides and outfitters on your public lands. But no doubt you support that for reasons of your own. It’s a fickle sport we live in.Ahh, that's not it at all, it's just that we don't need to advertise.
I don't have any problem with new folks taking up fly fishing, even if they do it on my creek, I do have a problem with people that want to "grow the sport" beyond carrying capacity for their own profit. I also have a problem with the guy from over yonder coming onto "your water" and publicizing it.
With the population ever increasing the 'sport' will grow regardless even if the percentage of new recruits is lower the number will increase. Any serious angler can and will find a place to fish. Publicist and marketeers don't necessarily have to be anglers to profit from exposure of "your water".
I'm at the age where it really makes no difference personally, because more years are behind than are ahead.
But let's look at the "stingy" aspect, say a good fellow in your town always ha s an open door and food on the table for any neighbors that happen by, and goes out of his way to help the needy in the community, even within the area, but he fails to erect billboards on the interstate saying "free food and lodging for all" and he fails to take out advertising on TV saying that his house in open to all with no questions- is this guy then "stingy"? How much should be given before the "stingy" wears off?