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Introducing Soemone New To Fishing

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Hey guys! Love this forum for gun owners, anglers, hunters, etc. I have a question for y'all. My girlfriend is an outdoors-type girl. She enjoys hiking & such, but is not much of an angler. I've been fishing for over 25 years & competing in local bass tournaments for 4 years. Recently, she has expressed some interest in fishing some bass tournaments with me. I have access to a friend's jonboat, so that's not a problem. She doesn't do much fishing, however. I was wanting to get a spincast outfit so we could do some bluegill fishing with live bait to get her used to learning how to hook, fight, & land fish, then gradually introduce her into bass fishing. Is this a good idea? I was just wondering. She already wants to deer hunt with me & shoot in 3-D archery tournaments with me. Any adivce will be helpful. :feedback:
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Xd357 said:
She should do fine with a spincast.
Agreed - however, I like the bream idea ...... bass fishing is not a good way, IMHO, to start someone off fishing .... it can be great "at times" and very discouraging - most of the time; especially for a new angler. She needs to "catch" some fish the first few times out to experience the enjoyment of fishing - catching!!

Agree with XD357, a spincast is not bad to start with - can use it for the bream also! Another trick I like to use, get a flyrod with one of those plastic crappie reels - great for bream and they do put up a great little fight with the light rod. BTW - nothing wrong with a good old cane pole and some crickets!!
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