My wife loves to get out and fly fish, not to the addictive state of mind I do but a healthy amount.
She picks up a book, hikes around or lies in the sun when the fishing isn’t so great but enjoys getting on the river regardless.
I think I have taught her well in that area “It’s not so much about the fishing it’s about getting out and enjoying nature” and when I put it like that it lowers the pressure and makes it fun.
Over the years I have shared my advice and she takes it pretty well however this last year I thought I would offer to sign her up for a class so she doesn’t just have to hear the same spill from me over and over but rather from someone else.
I think that has been much more effective than me critiquing every cast as we float down the river and now I think she has the confidence in her cast that I knew she needed all along.
She does call the boat our second home and I think where I have been most successful is teaching her how to row!
Now I have the best of both worlds, fishing partner and rower.
Her getting serious as we look to drop the next rapid!
She puts down the book and other hobbies once the fishing gets good like I said. Sometimes I think she is a bit smarter than me in that way instead of trying to force something to happen constantly……
IMO there is nothing better than having your BFF
share in your love and passion, especially if you spend nearly every weekend on the water and all your vacations are fishing related.
But if it’s not happening and you have to force it, I could only imagine it going South quickly.
Hope the fishing is treating you all well!