Teaching kids to fly-fish is an interesting exercise and the key to keeping them interested is to make it fun. Every age is different and every kid is different. Each one requires a little different approach, with some kids the best way to start is for the guide to hook a fish and then hand the rod over and let the youngster fight it. Other kids can spend the day flipping over rocks and putting the aquatic insects in a bucket of water.
It really doesn't matter what approach you take, if it isn't fun they are going to get over it pretty quick. The best bet is to let your child dictate the pace, the primary goal is to have fun with an emphasis on learning a little about fishing in the river.
We stress the importance of catch and release, take a look at the aquatic insects and talk about river etiquette and how it applies to other fisherman, but always our number one goal is a happy kid.
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