How to get little blond girls to love fishing

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by RobGriz, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. RobGriz Member

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    My 9 year old caught this tonight at our pond on McChord. Yeah its stocked but she doesn't cares. Measured 18 3/4 inches. Unfortunately we are not "allowed" to catch and release, not that it matters, I couldn't get her to put it down anyway.
  2. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Very cute!
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Great start, that is one tough trout act to follow. She's holding that fish like a pro!
  4. RobGriz Member

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    I am pretty proud of her. She was kind of pissed that she got skunked when we went home to Montana on leave. First time she hasn't caught fish there. She was due.
  5. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    That's what it's all about. She looks like she's ready to learn how to row, too! ; )
  6. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!


    Just have to get them out! Now she (my niece Hannah) even has her own fishing rod! Next year I'll build her a pink fly rod or pick up one of the new TFO kids rods! :thumb:
  7. RobGriz Member

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    Yeah, thats Chloes new thing. She wants a fly rod so she can start fishing like Dad. She's pretty easy to take fishing. Baits her own hooks, casts really pretty. Damn near brings a tear to my eye. She's been fishing since she was 5 or 6, but now she is getting to the point she only needs me to help land em and get em off the hook.
  8. ReelFlyBro Team Short Bus

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    do you have a link to both. My 5 year old has been buggin me about this all year. I let her use my 9 ft 5 wt, and she doesnt like it cuz it's 'my' rod. I tell her its ours, she doesnt care, she wants her own pink one. thanks
  9. andrew Active Member

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    I'm a daughter's first time was also her uncle's first as well...probably one hour to long in the boat. Uncle Mike had a blast since he got his first trout on the fly. However, Nena...she's not excited enough to want a second time. I need to find a stocked pond a.k.a a 'sure thing'.
  10. Dr Bob Member

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    Great pictures and great kids. Thanks for sharing them.

    Dr Bob
  11. fodf Team Umiak

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    An old post, but brings a smile to my face every time. Kudos dad.
  12. Denny Active Member

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    Agreed. I have on of those 'little blonde girls' (but mine is just 6). I bought her one of this little pink push button Barbie rods a couple of years ago. She caught some little flounder on it first time we went out in the Sound. Little kelp greenling, black bass, and quill rockfish have since been caught, as well. She has a good time, and those little fish put a big bend in her rod. She got a little pink fly fishing vest for Christmas, and she was jacked! She pesters me about learning to tie flies, and I bought a 5' two piece 4 weight blank (doesn't that sound like a fun stick?!?!) to build for her. I haven't built a rod before, and I've been procrastinating . . . need to get it down for this spring/summer!

    Thanks for sharing the pic of your daughter, RobGriz, and her great fish!
  13. bobframe Member

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    And this is how guys get to love being dads. Congrats, this is an investment that will pay off when things get difficult (Hint: Things will get difficult).