If you forswore eating sweets, a morally neutral act, you could give away your pie pans. But were you to donate your muddler or soft hackle, your crystal bugger or filibustering condoleezza -- this last may not be an actual fly; I'm a confirmed indoorsman myself -- to other fisherfolk, you'd be abetting what you regard as misconduct.
May 16, 2004
to gratuitously insert my political opinions into my NYT Magazine ethics advice column? Here's ethicist Randy Cohen answering the question whether a fly fisherman who has decided fly fishing is immoral can give his equipment to friends and family: