Every year there is a buzz around the camp fire with all the little kid talking, you going fishing with your dad, yeah, yeah. Is anyone listening to them?
Make this year different, think of all the things that you can do with your kid, one of them, fishing, does it need to be fly fishing, well yes, but does not have to be. Just GO FISH, with them.
Many fly shops now offer free lessons for kids while you look at that drift boat you want or are busy finding out the local intel on the area. Ask about it when you first get there, and then do something, SPREAD the word about it for your fly shop. They will surely appreciate it. There are many great Rods out there now that are perfect for kids, and you don’t have to spend a fortune for them and they won’t out grow them as fast as you think they will.
With the fishing frenzy winding up, there are many things that children can do both during the season and afterwards. One of them is to read about fishing, be it in magazines, or awesome books, both new and in re-print you can find. Help them get interested in a sport that will last a life time, and quite possibly change their entire life. Take them to your fly club meetings, finding a family oriented fly club is not that hard, if there is not one in your area, start one, you might be surprised at how fast it takes off.
One very good author Kerk Werner and his Olive The Little Wooly Bugger series is receiving 5 star ratings on Amazon. Make sure to stop by the website as there are wonderful things happening for children there. Puzzles, fun free stuff, and how to find the Olive Merchandise. Ask your fly shop about getting the books in stock if they don’t carry them.
Here is another pretty neat website for Fly Fishing for Kids, they pretty much focus on your kids fly fishing and have fun doing it.
I will be posting a page of links just for various Kids Fly Fishing websites and family oriented clubs as I gather them. If you want yours to be listed just let us know.
See you along the river of colors in my pallet soon.