Mine had fished for salmon on the Miramichi before I met her. Hadn't fished in maybe 15 or more years. Asked her if she'd like to go on my fall trip (spring and summer trips are MY time) last September, yup, she would. Spent the summer practice casting on the lawn. Bottom line, I had to drag her kicking and screaming out of the river at the end of the morning and even the evening sessions! And was great to have in camp. Go figure.