I used to loathe going fishing with my grandfather when I was a kid, and that’s because I was all for the action. I didn’t want to sit around and do nothing all day long just waiting for that pesky fish to bite the bait. I didn’t understand why we had to sit in complete silence and the fact that my grandpa’s boat wasn’t the best one in the world was another detail I didn’t exactly appreciate at the time.
However, things have changed when I hit 11 and started going fishing with my grandpa because I knew that he didn’t have many years ahead of him. I was aware of the fact that I wouldn’t be able to look into his kind eyes for too long a time, and that’s why I decided to make all those moments that we spent together as special as possible.
My grandpa was a great fisherman, and he did the best he could in all situations. Whether we went out fly fishing or we tried some salmon fishing once in a while, we were always prepared. He taught me everything I needed to know about baits, lures, reels, and rods, so much so that I started enjoying angling myself. I initially thought of it as a journey that I had to embark on with my grandfather because of the reasons I mentioned above. However, everything changed once my grandpa died. I missed him so much that I somehow made a connection between the angling that he loved so much and his great character. I even went as far as to think that all fishermen and women are kind people, although this was a theory that I disapproved of later on.
In other words, my reason for taking up fishing is sentimental. Most of my fishing buddies have been angling ever since they were kids because of their parents or grandparents or because they had some acquaintance that taught them the basics of the sport. If you don’t have anyone to guide you with all of the things you need to buy and the many techniques that you should utilize in order to get that big catch, I know some resources that might be of assistance. I’ll talk about them some more in some of my future posts, so that I don’t run out of ideas for now.
Either way, if you’re passionate about hunting or fishing and would like to leave your two cents in the comments section of the blog, don’t hesitate to do so. I’m actually looking forward to learning more about hunting, these days, and about target shooting, as well.