I’ve been an avid fisherman for a long time, and my family eats a lot of fish as well. We don’t eat a lot of other meat. We’re basically pescatarians who occasionally eat meat.
I’ve been catching a good portion of our fish for quite a while now, and it definitely helps cut down on costs with the grocery bill. My dad taught me how to clean and gut them as well, so I can do it all on my own without having to pay for any services.
I thought I was doing pretty well for the longest time, that is until I decided to upgrade my fly fishing rod. I wanted to make a proper investment on a rod that would last me a long time and was easy to use.
I had my work cut out for me, but it didn’t take as long as I expected to narrow down my options. Ultimately, I decided on the G. Loomis IMX-PRO Fly Rod from Trouts Fly Fishing.
It’s always nerve wracking when making a purchase on something as pricey as a fly fishing rod, but I would say a thousand times over that I most definitely made the right decision. It was literally a dream fly fishing rod. I have absolutely zero regrets about this purchase that I made.
Aside from the fact that I actually enjoy using it, it’s helped catch me more fish than I ever could have imagined. I had more fish than I knew what to do with so I froze what I had room for, and I shared the rest with family and friends who wanted to eat it. There was no way my family could get through it fast enough.
With all the fishing success that I’ve had, I’ve considered selling some of the fish that I catch at some local farmers markets and making a side business out of it. I haven’t committed to anything yet, so that is still to be determined. If I keep up with catching all these fish I may have no choice, because I don’t want to slow down on my fishing either.
I can’t really express with words how much this fly fishing rod has made a difference in mine and my family’s life. It’s saved us so much money, and between the fish and gardening we’re a pretty self sustainable family, which is awesome. I’d recommend this fly fishing rod to anyone who wants to upgrade or even start fly fishing.