I didn’t take this idea too seriously and i’ve distanced myself a little bit from that subject. My family had moved to the city and I lost all contact with nature that I had before. As a teenager I focused on studying to have a good education and fishing was having less space in my life. My whole routine studying ended up being tiring too and little interested me, until one day I ended up knowing Fly Fishing. I personally saw a fisherman wearing this equipment and what he was doing caught my attention. The movement with the stick, all that colored line in the air, that was unlike anything I’d seen before.
With more opportunities for information I went to research about this modality. I found out a multitude of things I didn’t even expect. For a Brazilian teenager that was still a long way from my reality. Little was said about Fly Fishing in Brazil, the materials were expensive and difficult to find. It discouraged me a little at first.
A few months passed and I ended up finding by coincidence a set of Fly in a store in my city. I decided to ask my parents to give me this equipment. They sure didn’t want to spend money on it. They thought I wouldn’t know how to use it or that I’d lose interest soon, like it’s a toy a kid gets and then it’s stored in a box.
I decided to show them that I was committed to learning. I studied a lot, reading books and watching everything that could be about Fly Fishing. When I finally won my first set, I could barely sleep at night waiting for the opportunity to fish for the first time with it.
If you think I’ve managed to fish, you’re wrong (laughs). Nothing I’ve had been watching for weeks made sense in practice. I was very sad and disappointed. I couldn’t tell my parents I wanted to give up because they were going to “kill” me afterwards (laughs).