Classic Video: My First Fish, Through the Eyes of a Child

Wow. Seriously, this is one of the most moving videos we have ever featured on the Fly Fishing blog. “My First Fish” the story of a five-year-old boy’s first experience with steelhead, and it’s just about perfect—with amazing cinematography, a beautiful fish, and an eager child. I’ve been doing a lot of bass fishing with my own son of late, and this video makes me want to get him to Pulaski this fall for steelies.

11 thoughts on “Classic Video: My First Fish, Through the Eyes of a Child”

  1. Phil, you are right. Beautifully done, evoking many wonderful memories of teaching my four kids to fish. But… as a father (and lifelong boater in fresh and saltwater) I cringed at the fact that a five year old was in a boat without a life jacket! Kinda ruined it for me. Sorry to be negative…

  2. Simply beautiful. Can’t wait to the day I can bring my year and a half old daughter out in to the wilds to catch her first fish. Well done!!

  3. Is it just me? But I felt like I was that kid and feel this every time I am by the water.
    PS: and I am 30 😉

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  5. All I can say is……..WoW! This really hit home with me as I have a son who just turned two, and his name is Eli as well. We have such fun exploring nature and the outdoors, and I look forward to the days of us sharing the water together. It certainly brought a huge smile to my face at lunch today. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wonderful video!! Reminds me of when I first taught my kids the fun of fishing. Reminds me of when my Dad taught me. Beautiful!! Well done!

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