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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > December 2014 > 4 Reasons to Take Someone New Fishing
We, fisherpeople, can get a bit regimented about our angling habits at times. You know what I mean… we find a fishing buddy or two that we like to plan trips with and then when someone new seems interested in going along with us or wants to learn more about it, we aren't quite as open to taking them along or showing them the ropes as we could.
When we consider teaching fishing skills to someone new, we may think that it means more work or fewer fish that we actually catch ourselves. However, that is not the case if you consider the long term. Besides, the holidays are about giving and a few hours of your time may mean more to someone than any gift that you could ever buy them.
The reasons to give the gift of your time and take someone new fishing are many, but just in case you need a few specific reasons pointed out, here they are:
The bottom line is that when you "pay it fishing forward," it ends up helping you just as much as it helps the beginner. So, open your mind the next time you open your tackle box… think about someone in your life that would really appreciate just a few simple hours of fishing with you.
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Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.
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