One of our biggest problems is there are no consequences in our society. Tell a lie, cuss in front of kids, go ahead, you're just being you and how dare anybody judge you! Well guess what. This is our little world. You come in and sh*t in the well, and some of us are going to let you have it. Giving newcomers the impression that REAL steelheading is what is being claimed by the author is destructive behavior. It not only negatively impacts the poor souls who believe it, it might even result in them quitting the sport entirely after a year or two of no success using that pink little fly. Each one that quits is one less set of eyes on the water, one less vote for our rivers and forests. You're going to tell me, as an experienced name-dropper did recently on another board, that a steelhead can take 400 yds of backing? I'm going to say you're a Blivet, which is three pounds of excrement in a two pound bag for the uninitiated. Ethics is not turning a blind eye to lying, petty theft, minor vandalism, or littering for fear of hurting someone's feelings. Confronting bad behavior, no matter how minor is the ethical stand to take. So giving the Sharpster a hard time is as much a lesson to the village as it is an attack on him. Act like him and you will be shunned. Didn't you see "Witness"?