Disclaimer: The following is just my view, and not being sold as anything other than one opinion: The thing about chumming that puts it apart from other controversial methods is that teasing and attracting gamefish to chum significantly alters the environment itself that you are fishing in. For me, this is contrary to the spirit of flyfishing. Well knowns have defended it by comparing it to a mayfly hatch-- that the fish are "chummed up" when you throw out your dry fly. The difference, of course is that you cause chum to happen, stacking the deck toward you in an unnatural way. It really is an arbitrary thing that a fish hits your fly when you throw it into a bunch of blood and guts that you've thrown into the water. I would prefer to meet fish where they are, as they are. I probably catch less in the process, but as is the case with baseball, flyfishing is supposed to be hard, that is one of the many things that are great about it. That being said, I have caught roosters, tuna and dorado in Mexico without chum. So yes, fishing clausers is jigging, strike indicators are bobbers, and chumming is bait fishing because your are feeding them food. And I couldn't care less what anyone else chooses to do when they fish. It's just not for me. James P.S. I like jig and bobber fishing!