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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by joe_strummer View Post
    Coincidentally, what made the biggest impression on me, of the FFS's Denver stop, was what seemed to be a big jump in the number of women attending, presenting, and repping for manufacturers.
    Last year at Edison when I was preforming my "research" on the current crop of #8 bonefish rods, I was out on a stretch of lawn with a couple of fine casting buddies comparing rods. One, an IFF Master brought a young woman outside to cast with us. She was repping a major US rod company at the Show and when she picked up one after another of the few rods we had out, I had to just stop and watch. My Master friend said, "Not too bad, right?" She was just a thrill to watch, grace and power effortlessly enriching perfection of form. No way have I ever when younger or will I ever in my maturity cast as impeccably as this woman. And her comments on the rods where spot on I though too.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Confession: my wife and I don't have kids. However, I was a kid, and will offer this in addition to the other great advice in this thread.

    Introduce your daughter to fly fishing but leave it up to her whether it's something she wants to do for the rest of her life. Put another way, you can help her discover the sport, but she will have to discover her own passion for it.

    Oh, and don't forget to tell her to join the forum and start posting stories of her adventures.

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetandsalt View Post
    Last year at Edison when I was preforming my "research" on the current crop of #8 bonefish rods, I was out on a stretch of lawn with a couple of fine casting buddies comparing rods. One, an IFF Master brought a young woman outside to cast with us. She was repping a major US rod company at the Show and when she picked up one after another of the few rods we had out, I had to just stop and watch. My Master friend said, "Not too bad, right?" She was just a thrill to watch, grace and power effortlessly enriching perfection of form. No way have I ever when younger or will I ever in my maturity cast as impeccably as this woman. And her comments on the rods where spot on I though too.
    May have encountered the same person. At the booth for "a major US rod company", there was a guy who didn't seem to know much about the rod lines, and young woman with whom I had a good conversation about their rods.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    my girls are 6yo and 8yo and they both enjoy fishing. sounds like you have a good handle on the attention span portion of it. my girls enjoy fishing but theyve never wanted to do it for longer than 2 hours. that being said when they are done fishing they enjoy playing in the water or by the banks, searching for critters, throwing rocks, etc. before we go fishing i let each of them fill up their own fly box with whatever flies they want to fish so they get to partake in the setting up. what person regardless of age/gender doesnt enjoy setting up a fly box in anticipation of an upcoming trip???

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    I started my youngest daughter out on fishing when she was 3. She trailed along with her older brother and me along numerous creeks, streams, rivers and lakes in the Eastern Sierra. She really got interested in fly fishing when she was nine and I took her up to Montana for a month in 1998. Here she is on the Stillwater River at Buffalo Jump:



    Since that time, she has fly fished in a lot of different locations around the U.S. About 6 weeks ago, she got up real early on a very frosty morning for a trip down to the Grande Ronde:



    She is currently getting her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University here in Pullman. Our next adventure together, with her dog Hero, will be a trip over to Rocky Ford for some chunky Rainbows in a couple of weeks...



    Hero on bug recon with Ally on the St. Joe River in Idaho...I have let my kids decide for themselves what they wanted to do and when they want to do it when it comes to the outdoor activities I and they pursue. It seems to work out better than my insisting that they do it because I want them to...



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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Fly Fishing with your kids can be an amazing experience.

    I tend not have much patience with many things in life, but when there is a fly rod involved, I learn to have unlimited amounts of patience. Keep in mind, many of your first trips will be helping her…. Not fishing much yourself. But in the end, the reward for both is truly something to treasure.

    My advice at the beginning. Take her to a place that she will hook lots of fish. Kids do not care about species or size… Just having fun catching.

    As mentioned, youngsters tend to lose interest fast if they are not actively hooking fish. I did this with my son years ago, (brought him to a mountain stream with lots of hungry eager trout) he got hooked on fly fishing. Now he can go a whole day of fishing tough spring fed waters and get skunked, but he still enjoyed himself.
    Best of luck and enjoy creating those memories.



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    I've only read a couple of comments but I agree with them about getting her lessons. You can try teaching but don't be disappointed if you you end up buying lessons for the sake of the relationship. My dad taught me but thinking back it was no joy ride many times. As a result, I didn't teach my wife to shoot, my brother in law's weapons guy did. (She pointed one of my bad habits one day.) The teacher-student relationship is the only one that should be present. I personally believe it's more effecient and will save you from being the escape goat from frustration. But not all relationships are the same and it may work for you teaching.

    Just remember....
    Not all parents are good teachers and not all students are good students.

    Not all teachers can teach.

    "Guide" is not synonymous with "casting instructor"

    You are the man she looks up to for approval and that positive feedback.

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    As publicity increases so does the propensity of tripping over yards of mono attached to a Dipsey sinker.

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by CutThroat Leaders View Post

    My advice at the beginning. Take her to a place that she will hook lots of fish. Kids do not care about species or size… Just having fun catching.

    As mentioned, youngsters tend to lose interest fast if they are not actively hooking fish. I did this with my son years ago, (brought him to a mountain stream with lots of hungry eager trout) he got hooked on fly fishing. Now he can go a whole day of fishing tough spring fed waters and get skunked, but he still enjoyed himself.
    Best of luck and enjoy creating those memories.

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    That is solid advice! I take my grandson to a private bass pond near Loveland, CO. If you can get a fly in the water, the fish will eagerly grab it. Kids just love that kind of action.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
    That is solid advice! I take my grandson to a private bass pond near Loveland, CO. If you can get a fly in the water, the fish will eagerly grab it. Kids just love that kind of action.
    I thought you are in Wyoming?

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    Default Re: Thoughts on Introducing my Daughter to Fly Fishing?

    Both my kids have been on the river since they were two. My daughter caught her first fish in November. They both love it. Never too young to start.

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