What Makes Fly Fishing So Family Friendly?

Fly fishing is a fantastic family friendly activity that offers a host of benefits. We’re all about encouraging families to try new recreational activities together, especially those that feature the beauty and serenity of nature. Here are some reasons why Fly Fishing is great for the whole family:

Kevin WildgenSocial Bonding

Fly fishing offers plenty of opportunities for social bonding. Whether you’re helping one another cast and tie knots or simply enjoying the surroundings together, fly fishing makes it possible to strengthen relationships among family members and friends while meeting new people and sharing a wonderful experience.

Stress Relief

Any stress and anxiety that kids, their parents, and their friends are experiencing floats away like a leaf on the water when fly fishing. The activity takes kids out of their normal environments and the stresses that accompany them so they can relax and feel rejuvenated. There’s plenty of research that points to the benefits of “getting away from it all,” even if it’s just for a few hours. Periodic fly fishing is an excellent way to “recharge the batteries,” so kids and parents can focus on daily tasks with more clarity.

Promotes Exercise

Parents are always encouraged to get their kids up and moving, as it promotes the importance of exercise and sets younglings up for a lifetime of healthy behavior. Fly fishing certainly keeps you moving, often through streams and lakes which provide additional resistance against muscles. Increased dexterity is a related benefit, as fly fishing requires almost constant moving of the hands, wrists, and forearms.

Time In Nature

Today’s kids live in a world full of laptops, video games, smartphones, tablets….the list goes on. This has resulted in a generation of kiddies who spend most of their time in front of a screen, unless their parents make a point of encouraging other activities. Fly fishing takes kids away from assorted screens and out of the house and places them in the serenely beautiful natural world. Being outdoors means sunshine and fresh air in addition to glorious greenery and waterways, resulting in extra oxygen inhalation and vitamin D intake. Spending time in nature also fosters a sense of love and respect that shows kids why protecting the environment and its resources is so essential.

Sign your children up for our fly fishing camps today! Camps take place May 31-June 2 and June 7-9. Space is limited and slots fill up quickly.

Call (970) 845-8090 to make reservations.

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