What about an East West throwdown event with Theodore Gordon versus Roderick Haig Brown? Gordon from all accounts was a waif so it would have be an intellectual challenge and Haig Brown was a magistrate so that could be a problem but it could prove good sport. Gordon had Halford in his camp so that would keep him in good stead. Regional patterns versus time tested techniques, new materials for rough North American waters. A Leonard buggy whip vs a Powell rod. We could get Ray Camp to cover it with Sparse Grey Hackle doing the play by play.
Isn't it great to know this crass competitiveness has stayed out of our sport, there is no Castmasters tournament and that makes me feel good. Go out there and hug a trout, then let him go to bring a smile to another angler, one with a bamboo rod of course.