Women and Fishing -- Not Just A Man's Sport

Written by E. A. Edwards

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Of course, you can also start at your local library, checking out books on fishing and learning a few basic techniques that way.

Your local fishing outfitter or marina may have more information as well and would also be a good place for information and to network with other fishing women.

Another option is to go online and search for websites catering to women andrepparttar outdoors or, more specifically, women and fishing. One such website is www.ladiesletsgofishing.com.

Founded by Betty Bauman of Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1997, LLGF “promotes networking among women anglers and emphasizes mentorship between novice and experienced members.”

Other groups, both national and state, promote fishing for women. There are seminars, fishing adventures and special fishing events scheduled year-round in many areas ofrepparttar 150411 country which are organized especially for women anglers.

Yet another reason fishing is a great hobby for women is because beginning your fishing experiences need not be prohibitively expensive. Especially when compared to other hobbies, start-up costs for spin or bait-casting fishing equipment are not tremendously high. Generally speaking, $200 or less can buy more than enough basic quality fishing gear for a beginner to get started. To start up a fly-fishing hobby will cost a bit more asrepparttar 150412 gear tends to be more expensive.

This, of course, doesn’t include a boat! But, many fishing locations can be reached without a boat. Again, do your research to find areas accessible by car.

More women should consider fishing for an enjoyable and challenging hobby. Learningrepparttar 150413 basics of fishing is easy but perfecting those angling skills can take many hours of sometimes peaceful and sometimes extremely exciting time atrepparttar 150414 other end of a line.

E. A. Edwards is a free-lance writer with a variety of professional and personal interests. You will find more information about fishing and fishing gear on www.fishing-rod-guide.info.

Taste For Adventure? Try Traveling By Motorcycle.

Written by Fred Ost

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This may seem like roughing it to some people but it's luxury travel for others. Starting out with a light breakfast like an energy bar with some coffee or tea gives you a quick start onrepparttar day and speaking for myself I generally don't like to have a big breakfast before heading out for a days worth of riding, I'd rather be looking for fun side destinations than a bathroom. Stopping for lunch onrepparttar 150372 road allows yourepparttar 150373 luxury of not having to unpack your stove, food etc. just to make one meal (trust me if you do it, you'll only do it once) it's worth parting with a few bucks just to not have to repack your bike.

Sleeping underrepparttar 150374 stars is not only relaxing but it can save you a bunch of cash as well. The average motel or hotel near an interstate, at least inrepparttar 150375 middle ofrepparttar 150376 US averages about sixty-five dollars a night whereasrepparttar 150377 average campground is about ten dollars a night, on a week long trip that adds up to quite a bit of souvenir money. If you are traveling inrepparttar 150378 northeast US those same rooms can run your a hundred plus per nightrepparttar 150379 closer you get to New York City. Since I mentioned it, in case you are wondering how to deal with souvenirs onrepparttar 150380 road, just stop by your local post office or UPS store and ship them to your home or to a friends house, so they can hold them for you till you return. This is also a good way to deal with exposed film from your camera andrepparttar 150381 not so rare event when you find out you over packed again. The post office or other shippers usually have everything you need to package your stuff boxes, padding, tape etc. keeping those saddle bags light make for a happy rider and better gas mileage too.

It does not matter what style or make of bike you ride as long as you watch your weight distribution,repparttar 150382 only major difference you will experience between bikes will be inrepparttar 150383 way that you pack forrepparttar 150384 trip. I have gone on trips on dual sport (on and off road bikes) which arerepparttar 150385 equivalent of a giant dirt bike, sport bikes, and full dress touring bikes. I have no trouble packing all that gear into my Harley Electra Glide Classic these days, but I also have some great memories of strapping firewood to my Kawasaki KLR 650 and having kids and their parents chuckling watching me try to get back onrepparttar 150386 bike with my backpack on, so never letrepparttar 150387 style of bike you enjoy mess up your travel plans. Planningrepparttar 150388 trip is sometimes just as much fun asrepparttar 150389 trip itself, and it always make your travels go smoother.

Fred Ost is a writer, web designer and aspiring indie movie maker. He is a founder of, and staff writer at the free independent artits community at http://www.scptv.net.

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