Had a wonderful time with the kids introduction to Fly Fishing, organised by the Darwin Trailer Boat Club and sponsored by Nightcliff Bendigo Bank. The kids were all eager to learn more about fly fishing and what was to be around an hour of introduction to the art turned into nearly four. It is amazing the energy and enthusiasm of kids and as one of the parents commented, to see them so attentive to something that did not involve online participation was very rewarding.
We started with a show of materials used for fly tying, then went into some excerpts of that great introduction video by Insight Fly Fishing on "Images of a Northern Estuary". The Mob has donated a copy to the Trailer Boat club, because the kids wanted to watch the lot of it.
While some took to the fly tying and displays of different lines for fly fishing, especially one who said that his Science teacher was the best fly fisherman in Darwin (can't get away from the STIG),others adjourned to the beach at the front of the club where the kids could not get enough of casting.
|A bit of a lesson for the 'rough' flies.|
|Big brother showing his little brother how its done|
|Another showing his mates how its done|
|..and Taylia giving the boys a run for their money.|