Yes, I’m aware the fishing world is mostly a men’s world, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those of us women who enjoy this pastime activity same way, with the same enthusiasm, like the women getting all the praises and attention fishing in bikinis .
That’s the thing about fishing, it’s suitable for anyone, no matter the age, or gender. It provides you with the opportunity to work on those instinct hunter skills, getting your own meals, while also getting a lesson on patience. As soon as a fish bites, you’re in for a thrill to see what you’ve caught. Though it seems like same techniques apply to fishermen, and women, everywhere, there are still certain differences. For instance, the way one enhances the skills.
Nowadays it’s somewhat easier, considering we have all sorts of information within our reach in an instant, thanks to the internet, and while for some people tutorials, and advice from fishermen have been the reason for success, for me it’s the fishing show bloopers. Anything spiced with humour in life becomes a great deal more fun, and a piece of cake to learn when you also have some laugh.
Even though I’ve always had the urge to try this sport, it took me some time to actually get the courage because I used to fear looking silly, not knowing how to do certain manoeuvres, how to pull instead of being pulled into the water, and watching the many hilarious fishing show bloopers has made me realise that’s the essence of learning. Many see fishing as passive, monotonous, boring, but I challenge those opinions, and bloopers are the proof.
When it comes to bloopers, my favourite are all the ones with Bill Dance; that man has all it takes I want out of being skilled at fishing – enjoying to the fullest, even when there’s no catch and you end up in some accident. Apart from ending up with a belly ache of all the laughing, I also get to see how certain moves of his, or other people’s in other bloopers, can be catastrophic, so I remember to avoid doing them.
Then there’s also the equipment aspect – some pieces of equipment they use, isn’t suitable for the fish they’re after, such as the wrong kind of rods that could get broken, which is insightful for me. And then, there’s the choice of clothing, the time of day more suitable for specific types of fish; all aspects and details I’ve been able to get out of watching hilarious videos.
I no longer fear looking silly when fishing, nor dread being filmed myself. If I end up being the next Bill Dance, have as much fun, and get to teach people a thing or two, then all the more joy for me. Don’t be afraid to give this amazing sport a go, and watch some bloopers; you’d have more fun than you think!