I recently had the opportunity to fish one the better known western US blue-ribbon fisheries and it is a very healthy fishery. It was just at the start of the spawn (browns) and was therefore fishing with an egg pattern and a dropper. The question I pose to the board is whether it is ethical to fish over the reds (mindfull not to wade through them). I am wondering what other flyfishers think about this. Please support your opinions with discussion and not just statements like "your a baby killer". My own opinion is that it is ok to fish over the reds if: the fishery is healthy; you use a gear that is appropreate for the size of fish (i.e. no 2wt for a 17-in fish); and that you land the fish quickly. By the way I had a wonderful day fishing and caught (missed many more)about 15 healthy browns over about a 4 hour period.