I guess some argue that it's only "fair" when you fool the fish into biting a hook. I disagree. The fact is that, generally, reds don't bite, so if you want to catch them you'd better get creative. Even people who flyfish for them do what's called flossing. They essentially use the current to sweep the line into a fish's open mouth and then snag it. In fact, I'd argue that it's more challenging to snag reds in salt water than it would be to catch them if they did take lures.