I've not seen footage or a photo of him fishing with a hat.Interesting man but I'm not sure where you'd stop with that train of thought? Did he wear a hat to keep the sun out of his eyes or not wear dark coloured clothing to hide himself from the fish? Guess it's a personal thing, which is what he said. Love to see the clip trouttickler.
if the light and water clarity are right I often don't wear polaroids but that is because I would need to be changing glasses from polaroids to reading glasses every time I change flies. Gets to be irritating after a while.
I thought Sawyers book Nymphs and the Trout was better Clunk and of course there was a certain 'disagreement' between the two of them.I read his book on nymphing. I was trying to get a grip on traditional methods where i could just tie on a nymph and fish.
In his book, I'm sure he comments that putting a dry fly over a trout clearly taking nymphs was also unsporting
Still trying to master how to spend a day on nymphs, guess that boat has sailed.