I got introduced to fly fishing slowly, just tagging along with friends, then having them teach me how to cast, and then after I caught my first–albeit, very small fish–I was hooked. I lost it for about a year after a big transition in my life, but got encouraged to get back at it from my loved ones. My spouse got me all new gear and was the most supportive human in my life. Just feeling the line and rod in my hands, I was sucked back in. It brings me complete peace and happiness, and in a world where I work as a first aider and rescuer, those are hard to find.