Fishing Manners

(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)

Fishing manners, like social customs, are subject to change. In the last fifty years, salmon fishing has changed more than in the previous century. In view of such conditions, it is difficult to advise on mannerly conduct. How long should a fisherman cast to a fish he has raised, when several others are fishing towards him? Should he make them go around him, or should he give up the fish and move on down the pool? Answers to these related questions would try the Wisdom of Solomon. Etiquette on the salmon river depends upon the locality and the situation. The angler who can conform to the local pattern will create the least inconvenience.