If you had told me several months ago that I would end up fishing on a regular basis, I wouldn’t have believed you. I guess both fishing and hunting are sports that you get into so much that you can’t quit. Of course, my wife was a bit bothered by the fact that I used to leave on angling expeditions with my buddies.
One of the things that I pointed out to my honey was that she could always cook the fish that I caught. My wife is an excellent cook, that I can tell you. She’s always enjoyed making specialties from scratch, but also out of unique ingredients. Don’t get me wrong, but I’m not one of those guys that spend a lot of time in the kitchen. However, once she found out about my fishing success, I had to take her with me so that she could share the fun.
Obviously, my fishing friends weren’t particularly keen on the idea. Word has it that if you bring a woman on a boat fishing trip, she’ll bring you bad luck. I can’t be that superstitious, and since my wife is one of my best friends in the whole wide world, I was looking forward to making her love fishing, as well. The fact is that girls seriously have different hobbies from men, but that’s okay, in my book.
I started searching for tips on how you could get your special someone into a hobby that you have and I ended up on a Fishing Fury web page that I found particularly helpful. Even though my lady has a wonderful sense of humor, the first golden rule is to avoid making fun of your partner. Nobody’s born with one kind of knowledge or the next, and even the angling and hunting skills are something that you develop over time. If the person you’re taking with you on a trip is a bit more sensitive than a guy, you might want to avoid making jokes about their lack of experience.
Another detail that I feel that I have to point out is that you shouldn’t force people into doing what you want to do. If your wife or girlfriend has zero interest in your hobbies, perhaps you can come up with some sort of schedule that allows you to bond so that none of your personal pastimes are affected.
Of course, you should try to encourage them as much as possible. Tell them and show them how fishing techniques are performed and how they’re supposed to handle the gears and equipment you might own. Put your arms around your girlfriend and hold the rod together. She’ll appreciate the close contact and how gentle you’re trying to be.
Finally, make it all about you and her. Try to understand that you’re working on building a common interest because it’s important and it will positively impact your relationship.