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    Default The inevitable conclusion

    Given that Fly fishing is the preserve of 'older gentleman' and that less youngsters are taking to the sport...... How long before it is no more ?
    Better a 'has been' than a 'never was' ! Hidden Content

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    considering the 'mind-set' of todays 'yoof' I expect somebody will tweet how its 'so trendy' and a whole new generation will flood the river banks complete with the latest designer gear, upmarket Tenkara rods, location apps on their iThing, 4x4s for the lanes, hamper baskets from Harrods, etc etc .........and the whole cycle will start again
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    wade safe...............john

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    Its only a matter of time before something becomes so uncool and obscure it is cool and everyone is doing it. Life goes round in circles.

    Noddy.

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    Young lad here bucking the trend & having a go... Good on him & his dad!

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    Pundits were predicting that e-books spelt doom and obsolescence for printed books for years. Interestingly, just yesterday, I read that print books are selling at an all time high.

    I don't think fly fishing will die off given that it has been around for centuries but none of us have.

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    I fish a fair amount in Spain and there are plenty of twenty something's and upwards on the banks but then accessibility is far easier and cheaper, many sections for free.

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    I think that people will always take it up it never has been one of the mainstream sports and I don't think it ever will be. I started to take it seriously at 24 I'm now 29. I bumped into a 17 year old lad the other day who usually uses spinning and baiting methods he now wants me to teach him how to use a fly rod and he seems very keen.

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    There will always be fly fishermen but there may not always be places to fly fish nor trout/salmon to fish for, least ways, not if we carry on the way we are, lost fisheries, pollution and other causes now seem a daily occurrence.

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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    I kind of agree with Bumble. Whilst there are fish there will be fishermen. Today's youth will become tomorrow's "older gentlemen" regretting that they didnt find fly fishing earlier.
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    Default Re: The inevitable conclusion

    I'm 37 and my son is 3. This is him with a Perch he caught on a fly (goldhead GRHE).


    He caught his first Perch when he was two and a half and has been catching Perch and Dace regularly ever since.

    He loves fishing but has never seen a maggot or a boilie.

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