Originally Posted by watermonkey
However, if he's using a split cane rod, dry fly fishing during the middle of the day when there is no sign whatsoever of a hatch, then he's probably a purist and your mere presence is already an affront to all things holy to him and nothing can be done anyway. Then ask him what "bait" he's using, they like that.
Oh man I missed that! HAHA. If you really want a fun reaction, go to the headwaters of the Taylor, right below the dam. Find someone who is slapping the water with their line and ask them if they've caught anything.
The trout there are MASSIVE from all the Misis shrimp and very domesticated. Its not uncommon to have three trophy trout near your feet, not caring at all about your or your fly.
But when it comes to fishing issues on the Taylor: I side with floaters