As a father of two young ladies, I'm
officially stating for the record that fly fishing is the best
outdoor activity for all ages, especially the young ones.
But before I delve into fly fishing, let me share
something I recently discovered about my daughters when I asked them
if they'd like to go on a hike. Their response was, “Why?” My
initial reaction was to think my daughters were just being lazy.
“Well, for exercise, fresh air and beautiful scenery,” I said.
It wasn't until a bit later that the
thought dawned on me. My children weren't lazy at all, they just
needed a reason to hike, something to do once we got there. The next
time I proposed that we hike, I tested my new theory. I simply asked
them, “Who wants to go fly a kite?” Voila! Both daughters jumped
at the chance. They threw on their shoes and we hiked to the top of a
nearby hill (the very same hill we hiked prior), this time with no
questions...just smiles. We had a reason to hike. Call it what you
will, a reason, an activity, an excuse. Children just want to know
why they're doing something, and flying a kite at the top of a hill
was reason enough.
Enter fly fishing. To me, fly fishing
is the best excuse to get out of the house, to go someplace beautiful
with those you love and have something fun to do when you get there.
If done correctly, it requires very limited equipment and brings
human and nature together. Unlike adult minds that succumb to the
self-imposed pressure of knowing everything about something before
participating, children will jump right in and play. This youthful
approach to life and learning dovetails perfectly with fly fishing.
Casting a fly rod isn't hard when
you're a child. You just pull the fly line forward and stop the rod's
tip in the direction you want the line to go. The fly lands in the
water and the fish take over from there. If they're interested in
something they put it in their mouth to inspect it. It doesn't matter
what the fish thinks, the fact is, your kid just caught it...and on a
fly rod to boot.
Our Leland Rod Co. Emerger fly fishing
outfit was designed specifically for your kids (and mine). It's the
right size and weight for their smaller hands and is perfect for
catching the two fish available to just about everyone...panfish and
trout. It's balanced perfectly and makes for the easiest and most
efficient fly casts. It comes completely rigged and ready to cast
upon arrival. Just tie on a fly (any fly) and cast it on the water.
The fish will respond and you just found a fun reason to spend
quality time with your children.
Hidden behind the fun activity of fly
fishing is the real secret to the sport. Whether you drive or walk to
your water, you'll have time to talk with your kids. You'll notice
nature's best work in the form of plants and animals. You'll share
stories of your childhood and create meaningful memories that your
children will cherish forever. These are the simple but important
moments in life that will happen when you and your child fly fish.
Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit:
Like stepping into a time machine, the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit will transport you to a simpler time. Whether you will find yourself boulder hopping the North Fork of the Yuba or casting dries to rising fish on Hot Creek you will appreciate the balance and design of the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit. Designed and balanced to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks this outfit will greatly enhance your enjoyment of small stream and spring creek fishing.
The Fiberglass Fly Rod: While fiberglass is hardly a new material; we have improved traditional fiberglass by reducing weight and designing a versatile action.
The Red Truck Diesel Reel: A perfect match for the Red Truck Fiberglass fly rod is our Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel. Taking notes from the reels our grandfathers used this reel is durable, simple, and elegant.
The Line: This outfit comes balanced with a double taper 4wt. This line enhances the feel and performance of your outfit.
When you put this all together you have a highly effective and fun tool to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks. You will search out new and exciting places to fish this outfit. It’s durable design and easy to use action make it the perfect outfit to teach your kids on.
Where will your Red Truck take you?
Read Keith Westra's Review of the Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit>>>>
Red Truck Fiberglass Outfit:
Fish Camp Member Review:
Thought I would post a short review of the Red Truck Glass rod. I have had it for a few weeks now and have had a good chance to put it through it's paces. When I first saw them for sale with Leland Fly Fishers, I wasn't ready to pull the trigger with them costing four hundred, and not being able to really find any info on them (here's that info). Well, luckily, one came up on a local secondary market and I grabbed it. They only sell one glass rod and it is a 7.5 foot 4wt in 3 pieces. It is very well appointed. The blank is a transluscent tan/bamboo/light brown/caramel? (not sure what to call the color, but I really like it.) It has white solid glass spigots. Uplocking nickel hardware over a really nice piece of wood that blends well with the blank. It comes in a great yellow aluminum tube with black top and bottom, and a divided sock. Inside the cap for the tube is what they call the Brews-key, which is a bottle opener. Love this idea. But the great thing is this rod. It is quick for glass, but VERY smooth. The tip has a beautiful flex and progresses into the butt, which is pretty slender for glass, but still has lots of reserve power. I am able to cast two feet of line with lots of feel with the tip and then haul out sixty feet as it gets into the butt power. It's real beauty though is found in what you would want for this configuration, at about fifteen to twenty five feet of line. It just seems to cast itself. The grip on this is one I was really hesitant about (all those guys smack talk Leland grip shape). Not being able to give it a try before buying, I was not liking the look of the grip, but once I got it into my hand, I think it might be one of my favorites. It just positions everything so naturally. Overall, I really like this rod. I just wish they would come out with some other configurations. I would love to have an eight foot five weight in this series. Will post some photos when I get some taken.
Like stepping into a time machine, the Red Truck Fiberglass Fly Rod will transport you to a simpler time. Whether you will find yourself boulder hopping the North Fork of the Yuba or casting dries to rising fish on Hot Creek you will appreciate the buttery action. The soft tip allows for a delicate presentation during the morning and evening hatch, while the powerful lower section of the comes in handy when casting large hopper dropper rigs or when that afternoon wind picks up.
Recommended Reel: A perfect match for the Red Truck Fiberglass fly rod is our Red Truck Diesel Fly Reel. Taking notes from the reels our grandfathers used this reel is durable, simple, and elegant.
Recommended Line: Designed to be balanced with a double taper 4wt. This line enhances the feel and performance of your rod.
If you put this all together you have a highly effective and fun tool to fish small freestone rivers and spring creeks. You will search out new and exciting places to fish this outfit. It’s durable design and easy to use action make it the perfect outfit to teach your kids on.