Great Outdoors: Fly Fishing

Northwoods Adventures Fly Fishing

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In this week’s Great Outdoors we showcase a sport that is known for its finesse.

If you’re looking for another way to enjoy nature head to Northwoods Adventures Fly Fishing in Duluth for a lesson.

“I really enjoy sharing my passion with other people and teaching,” said Northwoods Adventures Fly Fishing Owner, Katherine Lansing.

Taking a rod and heading to wade in a rippling brook is nothing new for Katherine Lansing.

“Standing in the water is enjoyable to me and the wildlife that you see. The birds and other animals and the peace and quiet,” said Lansing.

She has been fly fishing for 15-years and enjoys sharing her passion as an instructor.

“The lessons are usually two to three hours long. Either individual or group, I’ve had families like mother and son, granddaughter and grandfather,” explained Lansing.

What makes the sport challenging is casting.

“There is definitely some technique in fly fishing in the way of finesse and cast and timing,” said Lansing.

For many fly fishing enthusiasts it’s about more than just reeling in a big catch.

Instead, it’s the reward that goes with catching a fish on a fly they tied.

If giving the contemplative hobby a try is on your bucket list, it’s fairly affordable.

“You can get started with just a basic fly–rod reel, line some flies and a couple small pieces of equipment. You don’t necessarily need to have waiters or a boat. That is one of the nice things about this sport,” explained Lansing.

To learn more about Northwoods Adventures Fly Fishing: http://duluthflyfishing.com/

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