Growing up, I was the tomboy of my neighborhood. I was always playing out with boys, while my girl toys would stay forgotten in a corner gathering dust or be used for the most unexpected employments that had nothing to do with their original purpose. Though my parents expected this to be just a phase, I continued to stay unaware of girlish activities and continue my exploration into preponderantly male activities and sports. Once I’ve finished high-school, my parents gave up all hope that I would ever resemble a normal girl. However, as they weren’t judgmental people, they never imposed on me or dictate my behavior in any way.
I began taking great interest in fishing and hunting when I was in college. It was there where I met passionate people that introduced me to fishing clubs and took me in for hunting parties. I don’t think I was ever more enthusiastic than in those years, when I could, unhindered, enjoy my favorite activities. It was in that period of my life where I’ve met other women that loved fishing and hunting, which made me feel less out of the ordinary.
However, what I also noticed in women enjoying such sports was that, given the small number interested in fishing, an activity that has always been regarded as an only-male-allowed field, they were in difficulty when finding a group that allowed them to participate, were insecure about their hobby and they also encountered difficulties with finding the right gear. Compared to the variety of hunting and fishing gear for men, the available models for women were substantially reduced back then, and are even nowadays, though in less obvious proportions. Added to their many problems, women are also confronted with physical difficulties when carrying heavy equipment or using heavy-duty gear.
This blog will be all about how you can take up fishing and hunting yourself, if you’re a woman. I will try keeping women posted on the latest specialized equipment for hunting or fishing (or even try other “manly” activities), I will share tips and advice for how to cope with the difficulties you may encounter during hunting parties as a woman and I will do so sharing my personal experience.
Since I’m a veteran in this area, I can definitely share some of my experience to help others. I’m quite sure some of my stories will even make you laugh, though at the moment the whole situation didn’t look funny to me. Though we consider ourselves to be better organized than men, even we can forget essential items or things to do before going in a fishing trip, as I did more often than I would like to admit.
I will also try documenting my future experiences using photographic captures and videos that illustrate both positive and negative events. Who knows, maybe this way, a greater number of women will become interested in these activities or regard them as a way of surpassing one’s individual limitations. Hopefully, many of you will find this blog useful and will this way be able to avoid accidents and gain useful knowledge.