In a thread on another popular PNW angling forum, Lamiglas announced that it had received several contentious letters and heard major outcry in general after they donated a rod to the Native Fish Society raffle. They went on to assure their consumer base that the gift of the rod was accidental and that they do not support the Native Fish Society. The thread goes on to include a litany of anti-NFS rants. What disconcerted me more was the amount of anti-fly-fishermen hate getting lumped in with these rants. Apparently, the NFS is populated entirely by elitist fly anglers who want all fly only rivers and want to destroy all fishing. The tirades further include such illuminating language as calling the NFS "evil", which obviously means fuck all. I for one am for a mixed management approach when it comes to our fisheries. I suspect that most of us are. So I was surprised to see Lamiglas give in to the divisionary bullshit and let the fearmongers rule their decisions. Further allowing a crowd of anti-fly anglers to magically align us with their villified invented version of the Native Fish Society isn't going to help their fly rod sales. I guess I'm just disappointed in general. None of this polarizing rhetoric and hate fixes the conservation issues we face. And while we see some anti-gear sentiments here on WaFF, it doesn't even come close to the vitriolic stupidity I've seen there. Which makes it that much harder to remember that not all gear guys are complete fucking retards. And if anyone calls me a "fly flosser" snarkily on the river, I'm going to punch them in the fucking dick with a ten weight.