Putting Kids to Work
This week we stocked sections of Fishing Creek and asked our grandkids to help. They thought it was the coolest thing ever. Of course, they fish and I would say they even fish quite well but never had the opportunity to help stock.
We talk about kids being the future of fly fishing and there are great kids projects. This week I had a young boy working on his fly fishing merit badge come to me for help in casting and learning about insects and flies. I think this is all important stuff, but I also know that our boys would never help stock fish on their own initiative.
We adults have to make the opportunities available to our kids and then stay involved with them. There is a lot to distract these days, but fishing opportunities do come along and it's up to us as parents, grandparents, councilors, teachers, family friends to make sure the kids get the chance to participate.
This is a long weekend. Is there a kid that you can take fishing, or hiking? Maybe your own kids or the neighbor? We hope so! We wish you all a Happy Memorial Day. Get out and Enjoy!
Fly Line Mending
Mending is the ability to position the fly line on the moving current in a manner which counteracts the effects of the current, thus allowing the fly to present itself naturally on or in the water. Mends can be upstream, downstream, and often content with varying speeds of water. These tips and techniques will help us all become better fishermen.
Thank you MidCurrent and Takemefishing.org.
Add Some Color!
With 9 new colors of fly line backing in 20 and 30 lb strengths RIO is sure to have a color to suit your mood! (Their words, not mine).
Brighten up your fly reels!