Inspiring Our Children: Awe-Inspiring Angling Lessons.

Fishing with children

Image by me, Tamara Tanner.

Outdoor Pursuits.

Angling enthusiasts who have been hooked on this popular outdoor pursuit since they were a toddler are often introduced to it by their parents – the father usually being their fly fishing coach. There are certainly plenty of good reasons for wanting to pass on our fly fishing skills to one of our kids, getting them out of the house and away from the TV or gaming device being just two of them. However, before fishing-mad dads do decide to introduce one of their boys or girls to the world of fly fishing, it would be wise for them to do some research on how best to teach children techniques in this great outdoor sport. By spending some time with an online search, fly fishing fathers could possibly find informative websites. Of course, dads determined to get their kids attracted to lure fishing will need to make sure they find the most suitable places to take the little ones. Apart from discussing this important matter with fellow fishermen, it is always a good idea to drive out to potential fishing spots for kids. Just because a particular lake or river might be the perfect place for adults to enjoy fly fishing, it does not mean it is a suitable environment for children.

 Fun Fishing.

It goes without saying that although we may want to help our son or daughter become a competent fly-fisher, it is important to keep the day out fishing a fun experience. Most experienced teachers will know that the acquisition of knowledge, especially where children are concerned, is much easier to achieve if the lesson is taught in an entertaining manner. Apart from the valid points already mentioned regarding teaching fly fishing to our children, there are a few more things to consider such as the ones featured below:

  • Keep the kids warm and dry at all times
  • Do not forget that “Safety First” is absolutely paramount
  • Get them a much smaller rod than what you use
  • Make sure you keep encouraging them at all times
  • Encourage them to make their own lures for the first few weeks


One way to keep down the overall cost when taking along a few extra people when we go fly fishing would be to look at websites of firms providing good deals on fly fishing essentials. Indeed, choosing quality FCL Labo metal jigs is one of the things that should not be overlooked if we wish to save a few dollars once we decide it is time to learn the art of fly fishing.

Getting Hooked.

Although some of the more experienced fly fishers with plans to teach one or more of their children how to be good at this kind of angling will have few problems, novice anglers would be wise to increase their knowledge before attempting to teach their kids fly fishing. By searching online for articles about the best kinds of attractor to use in specific environments, novice fly fishers should become much more competent in this sport in no time at all. Getting up to speed on the better types of reels to use regarding the kind of fish we wish to catch is certainly the way to go. Of course, if we are going after the more aggressive and speedier fish, we will need reels with enough line and strength to accommodate our goals. Hooking up with friendly people who have many years of experience teaching children how to fly fish could be just what a father into fly fishing was looking for.  

family angling

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  1. 25th July 2018 / 10:27 am

    It’s great to get the kids outside but you’re absolutely right – safety is the of the utmost importance, especially around large bodies of water. Research is so important to find family-friendly fishing spots, child-appropriate rods and much more. A great way to introduce kids to fishing is always to go on a fishing holiday – there are loads of great lakes and venues across Europe and it’s such a fun way to get them involved in angling.

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