If you give a teen a fly rod, they’ll probably want a reel to go with it.
When they see the reel, they will wonder if it makes them look cool… So they will want to take a selfie.
When they take a selfie, it will remind them that they haven’t checked their facebook for ten minutes, so they will start to look for cell service. And when they start to look for cell service, everyone will laugh at them.
When everyone laughs at them, they’ll realize that they are in the great outdoors. This will make the teen ponder their existence and wonder how animals live. And that will remind them they want to catch a trout.
When they learn how to cast a fly, they will jump and smile bigger than when they got their first Iphone. The feeling of happiness will remind them that learning new things makes them feel good.
So then they will want to know everything about fish, about bugs, about pocket water, about knots, and then they will desperately want to catch a trout with their fly rod.
And when they think about their fly rod, they will realize it has been four hours since they went to check their facebook, or thought about a boy.
Chances are, if they don’t care about checking their facebook, they will be a fly addict for life. #tuglife #nocellservice #teenscanbefun #teachemyoung #lifeisinthewater #buildingconfidence #natureiscool #stayawayfromboys
(Basis from ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie’, by Laura Numeroff, Children’s Literature). 😉