Guys, I am just 'ribbing' you!
I think fishing the freestone streams is very exciting and actual more natural. However; I usually have a bad time with the tree branches grabbing my flies. Also; it takes some patience at times. I almost broke a rod on my last try and I swore I would only try it again with a cane pole. Plus; I fell about 2-3 times and gnats were trying to make homes in my ears, nose, and mouth. I really had a bad experience on my last trip. So; it is one of those things that each person has their own style and preference.
I really need someone that knows the mountains to give me some pointers.