Brooklover on Apr 28, 2008April 28th, 2008, 10:47 am EDT
Has any one ever fished the limestone spring preserve in Lebonan county Pa. It looks like a good pay to fish place to bring my young nephew (6 years old). Wonderin how packed it gets and how big the fish are.
Although I had grown up bait fishing with my dad, I would say I can track my interest to take up fly fishing for trout back to 8 years of age when my mother took me to a trout farm while we were visiting relatives in seattle. The excitement of getting to see the fish, immediate gratification of catching fish, and of course the beauty of a trout can create quite the impression on a child. I was able to see very easily that the big ones were harder to catch. Even though it was not fly fishing, it was a great "classroom" example for a kid.
As already stated, use it as a tool to get a child introduced to fishing in general and then you can start to show them the more complex points to fly fishing once their hooked(npi).