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least for today! Allowing them to lead will also keep you closer together and help you avoid the “you just left me out there” conversation you will likely have in the next few hours when you realize that they are nowhere to be found.

Food!

I cannot stress this point enough. I know how I feel about food when on the river. When the fish are on, I couldn’t care less about eating anything, often forgetting about it all together. Failing to have adequate snacks and water while fishing throughout the day is a mistake and will escalate quickly. Don’t ask questions or attempt to come up with exceptions to this rule. You have been warned!

Have a Backup Plan

As difficult as this may be to accept, fly fishing isn’t everything. When you are fishing with your significant other, be sure to plan trips in

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areas that offer other avenues of entertainment. Have options like hiking through a beautiful mountain trail or taking a canoe out on a lake at the ready in the event that your fishing trip isn’t coming off as fantastic as you had hoped. Having plans like this prepared in advance will help avoid wasted trips and will prove that you care more about them than the fish you hunt. You can always return on your own and catch the trout you missed the first time. Overall, fishing with our significant others can be a lot of fun and highly rewarding. Sharing our experiences and hopefully fostering a respect for the sport together will, if nothing more, strengthen the bonds that you share, especially if they start to develop the same obsession you experience. Even if this doesn’t occur, you are still spending time together in the outdoors. How can that be a bad thing?

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