|Educating young people about wild fish… It needs to be done.|
I have been thinking allot about the fishing Industry. What I am seeing is kinda scary. The numbers of young people getting in the sport is dwindling. There seems to be a generation gap in the anglers of at least the northwest.
Looking back on my fishing Career I remember somethings like they were yesterday others I have forgotten. The early memories of fly fishing have stuck with me though my adult life the early victories and defeats. The places that fly fishing has taken me and the joy as a guide I have brought to others is huge. I have build my life around this wonderful sport. The casting, the people, my friends, the fish themselves. I want to share the experience with others not keep the ideals of this to myself and not let the stories pass like wild through desert grass.
What i am thinking of doing is giving a discounted guide rate to any person that brings a young person on the trip. This would be for both trout and steelhead trips. The age slot I was thinking was between 14 and 20. Was thinking about 50-75 dollars off for trout and 100 off for steelhead.
Let me know what you out there think. I want to at least try to get the next group of anglers started the right way.