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Trout Fishing is the Ultimate Social Distancing Activity

Trout Fishing is the Ultimate Social Distancing Activity

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:54

It is hard to believe it has been less than a year since we first became familiar with the term social distancing. A lot has changed since that term first entered society. In the relatively short time since then, we have experts in several terms and activities, including:

  • Remote learning as a means for teachers to continue instructing students
  • How to turn your dining room table into a space in which you can work from home 
  • Working from home while simultaneously helping your kids with remote learning
  • Hosting family gatherings over video conferencing software on laptops and tablets
  • Entertaining children when nothing in your area is open, including playgrounds
  • Finding ways to make our small businesses work while maintaining social distancing and sanitation

Even in a typical year, we all need to take a break once in a while. With the additional stress a pandemic brings, you need to find a way to relax and unwind while maintaining social distancing. Are you  searching for a new hobby you can do outdoors? Are you struggling to think of how you can give yourself a break from the stress of work and school? Trout fishing is the ultimate social distancing activity. Here are seven reasons why you should take a break in the water and go fly fishing:

7 Reasons Trout Fishing is the Ultimate Social Distancing Activity

1) Trout fishing destinations are in remote places:

Whether or not we are dealing with a pandemic, you are not going to be struggling to find elbow room while you are fly fishing. Trout do not like crowds and prefer remote places. To find them, you have to stop remote working and head up into the mountains. 

Remote does not have to mean inaccessible, however. Western North Carolina has excellent trout fishing convenient to cities like Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, Atlanta, Highlands, Cashiers, Waynesville, and Greenville. 

2) Trout fishing lets you breathe the fresh air

Trying to practice social distancing typically means you need to stay indoors. Specifically, you and your family are staying inside your house. Many people are learning, working, eating, exercising, and entertaining themselves right where they live. Trout fishing lets you maintain safe distancing guidelines while breathing in the Great Outdoors. 

3) Trout fishing is great for beginners

It can take years to master some hobbies enough to actually enjoy them. Fly fishing, however, is perfect for beginners. With a little instruction, you can be catching trout in no time. At Turning Stone’s, we can teach anyone, young or old the art and skill of fly fishing. We would love to have you join us for a great day on the river, showing you what we love!

4) Trout fishing provides an opportunity to social distance with friends

Do you want to hang out with some friends but cannot figure out how to maintain social distancing? Fly fishing in western North Carolina is your answer. You can maintain a safe distance from your closest friends while enjoying the mountain air and pristine waters. 

5) Trout fishing can be fun and educational

Has figuring out all this new technology just to do work and school made you want to learn something that has nothing to do with computers? We get it. Fly fishing is entertaining and educational, and you do not even have to glance at a laptop, tablet, or phone.  

6) Trout fishing can provide food for your family

You may have finally gotten used to doing all your grocery shopping online. As convenient as curbside pick-up can be, sometimes you just want the satisfaction of knowing you provided for yourself and your family. Trout fishing can be a productive hobby, which may make it easier to convince your family to let you go more often. 

7) Trout fishing is a useful skill

Pickleball can be a fun hobby and something you can do with friends when you are not social distancing. However, learning how to fly fish is an activity you can do while social distancing, and it can be useful for the rest of your life. When you need a break, you don’t have to settle for practicing your pickleball swing by yourself in the yard. Choose to go trout fishing where you can learn a fun, useful skill while being surrounded by beauty. 

Are you ready to start social distancing effectively in south western North Carolina? The experienced team here at Turning Stone’s is ready to guide you, from a safe distance, to the best trout fishing in the area. Give us a call for the ultimate socially distant activity.

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Gordon began fly fishing as a teenager in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he was raised. He has snagged great catches from as far away as Nevada, California, and Belize. However, he and his wife decided to settle in western North Carolina, where they started Turning Stones. Gordon is a Certified Casting Instructor for the Federation of Fly Fishers and the  Southeastern Coach of the USA Youth Fly Fishing Team.