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September 23, 2009

Fishy Kids for A Fishy Planet

By Tim Romano

There's been quite a bit of talk the past couple of years in regards to youngsters participation in fishing. It's been steadily declining, until recently - at least in the fly fishing realm.  What this can be attributed to is tough to pin down, but never the less it is a good sign that it's rising.

One site that aims to make a positive impact getting youngsters into the sport is fishykid.org. Their first foray getting the little-uns interested is a coloring book contest. Kids ages 1-17 can participate and is broken down into age divisions. There will be some serious prizes awarded in December to the kidos who win the contest...

 They will get rods, reels, flies, boxes, fly tying tools, materials, etc... Register and download your kids coloring book here.

If you're looking for an insanely easy, fun way to introduce kids or get them mildly interested in fish, visit FishyKid.org and sign 'em up. Heck, you might even help them stay in the lines if you need a back-up rod or reel for next spring. ;)

TR

 

 

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from MLH wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

This is great. I am going to pass the link along. Looking through the sponsors, one of my favorite fly shops is right there ... will have to let the owner know I saw his shop's name here. Some big names are still missing, though.

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from ingebrigtsen wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK0cUv3ba-o&feature=fvst
:P here is another fun initiative:D

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from country road wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

In our increasingly urbanized society, anything like this to help kids get interested in fishing and the outdoors is a positive step. In long ago and far off times, kids and fishing went hand in glove, but now, when it is so hard for parents to give the kids a chance to fish, their interest naturally goes elsewhere. Hooray for Fishy Kid.org.

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from aragonnapoles wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

As the future in our sport, kids must be prepared to receipt their heritage.Organizations like fishy kids are
the way to made it.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

good to see companies giving back some of the money we spend with them for a good cause. especially considering how expensive everything is nowadays.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

This is great. I am going to pass the link along. Looking through the sponsors, one of my favorite fly shops is right there ... will have to let the owner know I saw his shop's name here. Some big names are still missing, though.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from ingebrigtsen wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK0cUv3ba-o&feature=fvst
:P here is another fun initiative:D

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from country road wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

In our increasingly urbanized society, anything like this to help kids get interested in fishing and the outdoors is a positive step. In long ago and far off times, kids and fishing went hand in glove, but now, when it is so hard for parents to give the kids a chance to fish, their interest naturally goes elsewhere. Hooray for Fishy Kid.org.

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from aragonnapoles wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

As the future in our sport, kids must be prepared to receipt their heritage.Organizations like fishy kids are
the way to made it.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

good to see companies giving back some of the money we spend with them for a good cause. especially considering how expensive everything is nowadays.

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