There is one trend coming out of the Covid-19 Pandemic that I have been happy to see: people returning to outdoor activities like fishing. While the increase in the number of people enjoying fishing does put more pressure on areas, it may also help benefit the outdoors like never before. I'll discuss some of these benefits later, but for now, I want to continue to encourage people to get out there and enjoy what the Natural World has to offer. As a fishing guide, one thing I have been pleasantly surprised with, is the number of "older" people wanting to learn how to fish. I'm not just talking fly fishing, although that sport has seen tremendous growth too, I'm talking fishing in general.
Over the last year, I have experienced a number of people 10-20 years older than I am, getting into fishing for the first time. I was a little shocked at first, but then started putting two and two together. This age group would have spent their childhood in the late 1960's to the middle 1970's. This was a time when the Vietnam War had a lot of families torn apart, and the time when both parents has to start working. The parents of these children had also faced some difficult times, as they would have been raised in the time of World War Two, Korea, or just after. In any of these cases,