Fly fishermen always forget about the fish's feeling and that is a shame. You should ALWAYS consider their emotions. If you catch a fish using ugly gear like a beat-up old reel, the fish will be horribly embarrassed and its self esteem will tumble. I try to always fish with tasteful gear in pleasing colors so the fish is not humiliated as I release it. They seem to pose for more photos that way too; they generally seem to enjoy the photography process when they can pose alongside a reel in a nice color. Do not forget this. This is science. This is basic ichthyology. For instance, I'd never use a silver reel in the fall. Note how my bronze Torque perfectly suits the fall colors and the cutthroat posing alongside. The red reel with the Mexican dorado was used because I was releasing everything that day and red is a cautionary color that means "stop!" As in, "STOP fish! Learn from this!" I know the fish appreciated the lesson. Finally, note the green Torque and the matching garb I used on the dinner-grilled-to-perfection mahimahi. That fish gave its life to load my muscles with quality protein. There is NO WAY I would disrespect it by using an ugly reel or one in a grossly inappropriate color for the situation. I repeat. This is science. This is basic ichthyology. Respect thy prey and they prey will respect you.