Sunday, June 3, 2007

Hooking Kids on Fishing

Ran across an interesting article on a gentleman who restores old fishing tackle for use by kids. I know there are some of you out there who work with the boy scouts and other organizations, and I firmly believe we need to be far more active in promoting the sport to today's youth.

Read the article about Bill Howard entitled Reeling 'Em In: Impromptu Phianthropist Hopes Free Fishing Poles Gets Kids Out of the House by Ryan Sabalow of the Redding Record-Searchlight in Redding, Pennsylvania. Then think of all the unmarked metal spinners and spoons, salvageable fishing reels, and piles of old rods you have lying around. What better use could they have than to be restored and used again as a child's first fishing rod and reel?

We are in danger of creating a future where the only fish that are being caught will be in video games.

--Dr. Todd

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