I stepped around a boulder into a favorite run of mine, where I have never seen another person. There was someone there, but that didn't bother me. As I sat on the rock and watched, I realized a few "different" things he had going on. He had a beggar Vance looking golf cap....a big beard.....smoking a big curly shaped pipe....a plaid shirt that I would actually wear....and somewhere he found wading pants that looked like skinny jeans. His stream bag was an old leather shoulder sling, and as he brought in a little cutty, I watched him turn and slip it into an old weaved basket creel. He came our of the water and walked towards me and tipped his creel towards me and said with a really weird grin..."this spot is probably fished out". I folded my arms and said "hmmm....you do know this is catch and release only water?" I said too late for those fish though. I just kind of sat there taking it all, when he pointed out that we both had Sage One rods. He asked what my reel was, and I said a Lamson Litespeed 2. He held his up proudly, and I was actually curious because his was huge and was bright green and blue. He said..."I only use Cheeky reels! I told him I hadn't heard of them, and he informed me that that was weird because it is a $600 reel. I humored him hoping he would leave, and said "cool man....best of luck to you...oh....and fishing regulation books are free!" He walked up a trail as I stepped into the water, and I was trying to make sense of the cartoon I just saw. Dude never even took the Sherlock Holmes pipe out of his mouth the whole interaction. I'm really against judging folks, but $600 rainbow colored reels?