Take a Child FishingDo your children sit inside the house in front of a screen watching TV programs and playing video games all day? If you take away the TV and the games do they still sit there and complain that now they have nothing to do. Well here’s the answer, take them fishing!
It is said that if you give a man a fish he’ll eat for one day but if you teach him to fish, you feed him for life. So if you teach your children to fish not only will they never go hungry but they will learn a fun and rewarding hobby and gain an appreciation for the great outdoors that will last a lifetime. So get him or her a pair of the Redington Crosswater Youth Waders and some wading boots, and take them down to the nearest stream, river or pond.
Now for children who have never been fishing before, you should start with fish that are plentiful and easy to catch. In freshwater this means something like bluegills or sunfish, not largemouth bass or trout and you do not need to spend money on waders just yet. But once the child is hooked on fishing and has some experience, a rod, reel, waders and a day spent fly fishing for trout can successfully complete with any video game.
Crosswater Youth WadersThe fully waterproof Redington Crosswater Youth waders will keep the children dry and comfortable so the main focus can be on catching fish. These youth waders are made of the same durable, breathable fabric as the Crosswater adult equipment. Neoprene socks protect the child’s feet from being wet and cold and gravel guards keep the boots from filling up with pebbles and small rocks. These just for kids’ chest waders cost under $100 and come with the following key features:
- Available in two sizes, 8-10 and 12-14
- 100% nylon, 3-layer, coated wader fabric
- Opposing buckles for easy conversion to waist high wader
- High density neoprene socks
- Double layer knee for durability
- Flip-out pocket with zipper
- Belt loops with wading belt included to help keep the child grounded
- Fleece lined hand warmer pockets
- Chest pocket with drain holes for storing small fishing essentials.
Redington also has Crosswater Youth Wading boots for an additional $80. These durable boots are available in 3 sizes and are supportive, light weight and dry quickly. They have a sticky rubber sole with crushed walnut for additional traction, a toe cap for abrasion resistance and deep draw lacing with molded non-corrosive hardware. The boots are also compatible for adding studs when necessary.
Crosswater Youth Wader Accessories
Depending on the age and experience of the child in and around water and the fishing conditions that you expect to face, you may want to having them wear a flotation device over the waders. The belt that comes with the waders prevents it from filling up if they trip or step into a deep hole but a floatation device provides an extra margin of safety and peace of mind.
Redington, which specializes in fly fishing, also has easy to cast high performance outfits that are ideal for kids and novice fly anglers of all ages at a great price.
Interested in learning about fly fishing, click on the link to check out the informative e-book, Fly Fishing From Scratch!