I’m a mom who grew up fishing in my home state of Ohio. I fished conventionally from about the age of 8 until I was 13 or 14, when I discovered more year-round hobbies and took a break from fishing. I recently re-discovered fishing through my daughter, Ella. She is a very outdoorsy explorer type, and she wanted to learn how to fish. I joined her by taking a couple of courses through Orvis, and now my passion has been reignited. Fly fishing provides a relaxing time for us to bond, and although I’m very new to the sport, I can see myself enjoying it for the rest of my life. It brings me so much joy, peace, and a way to connect with both my daughter and with nature. I love fly fishing so much!