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September 25, 2014
Pass it on
Calvin Fuller
A few days ago I had the priviledge to take my youngest son out fishing.  Being blessed with two amazing boys, I seemed to have put all my effort into taking my first son fishing.  There came a point where he almost didn't like going anymore.  This summer I tried very hard to remedy my oldests son's dislike for fishing and it totally worked.  The time was well overdue to start taking my youngest on adventures outdoors.  My wife and I named him Beckett Dean.  Beckett means "dweller by the brook" and Dean for the famous Dean River in British Columbia.  Beckett has a different attitude than my oldest son Landon.  Beckett seems tougher and is more apt to go with the flow of things..as long as he has tons of snacks, hence his nickname "snack-pack."  

Raising two boys and teaching them to appreciate and respect the outdoors seems like a no brainer for me.  My father taught me to love the outdoors and respect the few places that are left.  With my obsession for fish, I feel a sence of repsonsibility to help protect the wild places and the creatures that dwell in them.  There are efforts, put forth by many, to conserve and protect our rivers, lakes, and forests.  These efforts, often more extensive than my own, could be lost if we don't teach others to repsect the outdoors and what we have been given.  With love comes a sence of responsibility, so I feel responsible to help protect things for my own kids and future generations.

Back to fishing, handing my 4 year old a fly rod for the first time was a quite a funny sight, I wish I had a video camera.  After endless tangles, wrapping line around his head, hooking everything on thet boat, we finally managed to hook a few fish.  Beckett landed two nice cutthroat and one rainbow.  Everytime he hooked one he yelled, "FISH ON!"  Holding back the tears, I just said, "good job buddy! Now reel him in." He was so proud of "his fish" he kept saying "Daddy, look at my fish!!"  It was pretty cool.

Take a kid or friend fishing.  Teach them about why you love it and why it's important to keep.  There will be lots of questions and some of these questions will raise questions you may have never thought of.

Here are a few pics....sorry about the poor quality, but iPhone 4's aren't the best camera.




















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