I'm on record for supporting anti-felt initiatives, and I'm done with wearing felt personally. (But I also understand that rubber soles alone are not a cure-all for these issues, and that washing all equipment should be instilled in every angler's ethic.) The question is, is advocating for anglers to make responsible choices enough, or do we need laws to regulate this issue in Vermont and beyond? Mr. Merwin brought up the lead issue in the Honest Angler blog several days ago, and wondered (I think rightfully) why switching from lead is such a big deal. Are felt and lead similar issues, which should be handled similarly, or is this an apples and oranges comparison?