Cost: A Bit of Gas, and $$$ for Food
Difficulty: Not too bad with a guide, but super difficult on your own
The Quick Version
As a kid, I never imagined myself willingly spending an entire day, standing by the side of a river, tossing a piece of string attach to a rod into the water for hours on end. Growing up, I thought fishing was one of the most painful experiences of my life. I had short attention span, and fishing did not complement that qaulity.
Now that I’ve grown older, I decided to give it another shot, and enlisted that help of my good friend Brandon from Fishing with Brando to try and show me what I’ve been missing all these years.
What did I learn?
- Fly Fishing is a Blast: I found the higher level skill required to cast in fly fishing, made it much more interesting and engaging than the conventional type of fishing I used to do in lakes. Plus it can be a workout! (if you don’t know what you’re doing).
- Do it with your Pals: This may seem obvious, but I’m thinking that a big reason as to why I didn’t enjoy it when I was younger (other than the short attention span of course) was because I often did it with my parents or grandparents. Not that I didn’t nejoy their company, but as a kid, sometimes it can be tough to spend that much time with your relatives in any context. Love you Mom and Dad!
- If its your first time, find someone who knows what they’re doing to show you the ropes: When he started out, it took Brandon 22 days to catch his first fish, largely because he tried to do it on his own. If you want to give this a shot, I highly recommend finding a friend, or hiring someone to teach you the basics before heading out on your own. Its a pretty steep learning curve which can get real discouraging real quick.
- Use Fly Fishing as an Excuse for Disportional Muscle groups in your body: Watch the video, and this one will make more sense. 😉
Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you next week!