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From Estero Bay, Pine Island Sound, Sanibel, Captiva, and Boca Grande there isn’t another female guide of her caliber and skill. Enjoy fly, spin, or plug fishing with Capt. Lacey on your next fishing charter in Southwest Florida.
Men’s hobbies for beautiful ladies: woman and fishing
Traditionally, fishing is considered a male occupation, but only an inveterate chauvinist can argue that a woman and fishing are incompatible. Recently, more and more women are joining this type of leisure. And this is not surprising: the passion for the process, the excitement of the bite and the feeling of fish on the hook, as well as the unforgettable feeling of victory when the captured trophy is in the hands, do not have a gender identity. Why not try yourself in a new hobby.
Where do the roots of women’s fishing come from?
Fishing, as a man’s trade, has been entrenched in the stronger sex since the time of gathering, when the division into a woman-keeper of the hearth and a man-breadwinner was due to harsh necessity.
Already in the Middle Ages, women not only fished on a par with men, but also wrote books about it: for example, the first handwritten Treatise on Fishing with the Hook (published in England in 1496) was written by the abbess of the monastery Juliana Berners. Since that time, fishing from the category of fishing for the sake of food has turned into an activity for pleasure.
Modern fishing has finally lost its consumer status, but it has acquired many others: a type of active recreation, a means of self expression, a reason to get out into nature, and it is also considered as a sports discipline. In any case, fishing for women is an exciting hobby and an inexhaustible source of positive emotions.
What kind of fishing is suitable for a female hobby
The main types of fishing that are popular with women include float tackle, donk and spinning.
Fishing with float tackle is preferred by those who do not like fuss. Watching the float on the water is akin to meditation, a very soothing kind of fishing. The most frequent trophy of the fisherman, who is fond of this type of fishing, is the size of a palm. The float tackle is the most common for beginners: light, cheap, suitable for any kind of water. Many women prefer this particular type of fishing, because plant baits are used here: peas, pearl barley and other cereals, dough.
A bottom fishing rod (donka) is also a tackle for those who are not in a hurry. While the fish is being caught, women on the fishing trip can safely do other things, such as drawing, knitting or sewing toys, and a bell will inform about a bite.
Tackle for bottom fishing is weighty and requires certain skills and practice, however, the trophies are larger. This is a type of fishing for strong minded women, because most often you have to deal with baits — maggots and worms.
Spinning is an active type of fishing that requires constant movement: frequent changes of places, constant casting and playing. Tackle is not cheap, you need to have a lot of accessories. Spinning is chosen by those women who are ready to measure their strength with a large and aggressive predator.
Usually, a peaceful «white» fish is caught on a float and a donka, and a predatory fish on a spinning rod. However, this division is rather arbitrary: even a crucian can easily peck on tackle for a predator, and instead of a tender roach, a particularly predatory perch can please the fisherman.
In general, there are a lot of types of tackle, there are even more fishing methods, and many books have been written on each of them. Over time, any woman will find her favorite option, ideally suited to her temperament.