Sorry, that should be "some" folks re the spastic freeze upon being accosted by a fellow fisher trying to be cordial and friendly, and only when they're on the bank. BTW, if someones fishing, I don't bug them but some people are just odd. I've met a load of nice folks out fishing, especially gear guys. e.g. It stuns me that you can use salmon roe here, in Scotland you could kill someone and it'd be only slighty more heinous than using salmon roe as bait for perspective. Everything is different here to me especially on the gear side and I think folks are bit bit stunned that a fly fisher/Spey thrasher could be so intersted in rigs, drifts, etc.