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Fly Fishing: A New Adventure
Friday April 21st 2017, 5:16 pm
Filed under: Fishing,Fly Fishing,Outdoors

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been fishing since I was 3. Fishing is one of those things that I can almost say I’ve been doing for 20 years. After all of the time I’ve spent doing it, it wasn’t all that new to me anymore. Sure, there are lots of new adventures to take in fishing. Fishing for new species, fishing with artificials instead of live bait, and fishing in different places are all god ideas for those looking to shake it up a little bit in their fishing lives.

After fishing for as long as I have been, I exhausted out the list of things to do to spice up fishing. One method I always tended to ignore, however, was fly fly fishing. For some reason, I never felt like picking up fly fishing. To me, fly fishing was for guys fishing for trout in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. It was not until I started watching the Field and Stream series “Hook Shots,” that I realized fly fishing has so much more potential than that. Depending on the rod and line you use, you can fly fish for bass, pike, and musky. I think that versatility initially piqued my interest more than anything.

Let’s flash back to April 2016. My interest in fly fishing was starting to rise as I slinked through the fishing flea market that has been held every year in a neighboring town since I can remember. Usualyy, I use this show to stock up on things I need for conventional fishing. That year was no different. As I was walking out, I noticed a man selling old fly rods for 20 dollars. That rod got me int fly fishing. I still have remained fairly unsuccessful at fly fishing, but I feel like I’m getting better every day. The moral of thsis story s stepping out and doing things that make you uncomfortable. I have ¬†cherished all the time I have spent having to re-learn something I’ve been doing my whole life

Take a chance! Tight Lines