We can all remember the story of how we were first introduced to Fly Fishing. Often it passes through generations of family or is slowly developed through the love for fishing or the outdoors in general.
Regardless of how we began, sometimes there is a key turning point in our fishing career when someone decided to offer their time and advice to help us improve. Often unofficial, this de-facto 'mentor' can have a huge influence on someone's desire and ability to pursue their love of the outdoors.
This article is a reflection of my own story of being introduced to Fly Fishing which translated in a love for the outdoors and has shaped my life.
My hope is that this story encourages you to make the effort to become a mentor yourself and introduce someone young and/or new to the outdoors and help foster future passions.