I don’t care your age, gender, political affiliation, race, left or right hand retrieve, I think there is one thing we can all agree on. In the words of Sexual Chocolate, “I believe children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way…”. I think we can all agree that we want to leave the world better than we found it.
My son may not understand what the ‘Pebble Mine’ is, or what a ‘seagrass die-off’ is, but these are all things that are directly affecting us around the country. Therefore, it forces us, as the leaders, to make a decision based on how we want our legacy to end up. He will know that I supplied him with the wherewithal to treat Mother Nature with respect and treat people, or things, like he wants to be treated. Understanding this, and leading by example, will point his moral compass in the right direction. Now, he may not ever be able to double haul, or tie a double articulated streamer, but he will have the tools that will help him grow no matter what lifestyle he pursues……..but it better have something to do with fly-fishing.