Food For Thought From Bill Heavey
May 26, 2015
I’m not doing much in the way of outdoors right now, but lots of other entertaining writers are picking up my slack. Bill Heavey, writing the A Sportsman’s Life blog over at Field and Stream is often entertaining, and occasionally educational. His latest post is a little bit of both, as he discusses how to take a child fishing.
It’s about the child’s experience, not yours. You might get to fish and you might not. What matters is that the child enjoys it.
The instruction, of course, could easily carry over to taking a youngster hunting, or hiking, or… well, to any activity, really. It’s not your trip anymore, it’s the child’s trip. It isn’t about taking the lunker bass or trophy buck, it’s about showing the small human that this stuff is really a lot of fun.
Even then, though, Heavey offers another core nugget of wisdom.
None of this guarantees that the child will come to love fishing. It only guarantees that he won’t hate it because you forced him to do it your way or compelled him to do it for longer than he wanted.
Anyway, in lieu of coming up with something on my own today, this is what I have to offer. Read it, and enjoy!