In this extract from Henry Lamond's "Loch Lomond - A study in angling conditions" from 1931 he describes a meeting with Hamish Stuart who wrote a fabulous book "The book of the sea trout" in 1917. This extract appears in the section called "Modern angling and anglers"
They obviously had very different opinions on sea trout fishing and it is interesting to compare their views with current knowledge and practice - there are still a few of the "old fashioned" ( I prefer to call them traditional) anglers refered to on Lomond and they are still successful today but there are many more using the more "modern" techniques advocated by Stuart. I have one very successful boat partner who doesn't seem to "strike" where I most definitely do - on most occasions. The "old fashioned" techniques certainly seem to rise more salmon.
I should point out that having fished the sea trout lochs of South Uist they are a very different proposition to Lomond it terms of size and consequently in terms of wave height - they seldom get the three foot rollers that we have to contend with and in those conditions most of us would use the much larger traditional Lomond flies. However in a lighter wind the smaller flies come into their own - in my opinion. This may be the reason for the very different opinions.