We can encourage respect and sportsmanship, but can't control others.
There are good sportsmen and there are those that are not so good. I've witnessed both many many times. I encourage and commend the former and try to educate the later.
There are good fishermen and some that are not so good. I've witnessed both many many times. I've learned from everyone I've taken the time to speak to and it has helped me catch fish. Conversely, I've taken the time to help any person fishing who asks - and hopefully helped them catch fish.
There are selfish people who really only care about themselves and their success and those who are loving and giving and wish everyone well. I've witnessed both many many times. Like those fishermen that won't stop to help pull someone out of a snowdrift and those fishermen that do.
I share information and in turn, information is shared with me. Some only take, take, take.
And on and on it goes. They sell licenses without requiring a personality test.
While this website is established for all kinds, rules of posting on the boards are available to everyone, I've copied a few below.
Best wishes to all. I'll also extend an invitation to Fredeye to take our discussion to the Personal Messenger which would be more in line with the other LL rules or offer my phone number by PM if you would like to discuss. I'd be happy to share some waypoints with you! goinout
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