Maverick, paint a big red X on that rock so I can find it! Seriously though, I've been fishing the Vedder since the mid 70's and have seen a lot of change. Both in the river itself and in the people who fish it. Change is inevitable and some of the changes have been positive, some negative. There are a lot more people enjoying the river now and often use methods that a lot of people don't like or appreciate. The government has done what they are going to do and that's pretty much all they will do. A few folks are very blatent snaggers and just grip it and rip it. They are the ones who need to be moved out of all fisheries entirely. I don't really care about leader length, distance between float and sinker as different runs, lines, wts, and lures all require different techniques. What I do dislike is fishermen giving the line a hopeful rip at the end of every drift. Because that's a plain attempt to pull the hook into a fish. We all floss more fish than we think. The way fish stack up in holes and runs isn't in neat rows, all next to the bottom, and stationary. Fish move constantly throughout the water column and are constantly opening and closing their mouths. In my younger, and cheaper, days I used to scuba the holes and salvage gear. The only fish that I ever say that remained motionless on the bottom were the old spawned out fish that were living out the last hours and days of their lives. I know that a lot of you live and breathe short floating, but it still can floss regardless of intent or whats on the hook. I predominantly fly fish anymore and nymph under an indicator rather than swing streamers. I dislike foul hooking fish as it's tough on the arms dragging fish in sideways. After all of the above verbage my take on the situation is to get rid of the grip it and rip it guys. Leader lengths are really tough to enforce as it's nearly as easy to deliberately floss with a 1 ft leader as a 10 ft one. As far as confronting others on the flow, I think that it's a bad, unsafe idea as who knows what the temperament and physical nature is of the person. Far better to leave this to those with a gun and badge.