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Trout Bumming and Fitness

 

It is well known that some North American waters are over fished but you may have always dreamed of fishing some of them and planning a future trip there. The over fished spots are normally along highways and other easily reached areas. But these same water can produce good fishing simply by walking one mile away from easy access points.

 

We live near a public access point on a well known river in Wyoming. I have to cross our private river bridge to get home, and glance at these public waters several times a day. During the height of our tourist season fly fisherman pass through each day, stop here and are almost always on the same spot, again each day because of its "fishy" looks. If your early in the season this is not bad but later, not so good. None of them realize that before them, literally a hundred others stood in the same spot trying to touch a fish and many killing fish.

 

To fix this all these fisherman would need to do, is walk a mile up or down stream before beginning to fish.

Simply applying this rule to over fished unknown waters always works! A mile is a relatively short distance to walk especially for good trout fishing! But this might mean a total of 4 miles of including fishing round trip. My point is the experience is much more enjoyable if your in shape. 

 

The evidence has been in for a long time. If Americans would simply exercise they would be much healthier, feel better and live longer too. The good news is you can begin a healthily lifestyle at any age and it always benefits! Like hunters preparing for a strenuous big game hunt or joggers for an upcoming marathon, we Trout Bums should also prepare for our upcoming fly fishing trips.

 

 Part of getting physically fit is eating right. If your on a Trout Bumming trip and on a tight budget you might think this this is difficult but instead it comes down to choices. When I started Trout Bumming back in my teens this was much harder to do, but today we have much better options on trips. Ill discuss these further in blog posts. Eating a diet of low fat meats, plenty of vegetables and very little sugar is simply better for us. Supplements don't hurt either if you may be deficient in certain things. 

 

A few simple changes

  • Drink more water. Most of us actually don't drink enough water every day.
  • Get enough sleep. When you don't sleep well, you will usually over eat.
  • Don't rush, low stress.
  • Exercise.
  • Pick exercises you enjoy.
  • Work out different parts of your body. 
  • Eat more fruits. 
  • Eat more vegetables.
  • Laugh and have fun.

Below are some links to being a healthier, physically fit Trout Bum

 

 

 

 

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