My daddy was great at fly fishing. started when he was just a kid and just got better and better as he grew older. i tried it a few times,but saw i would not get any better at it,so i just started using a regular rod and reel. every fisherman should try it. it would be a great feeling to know you were good at it i would think.you should watch the movie" a river runs through it" fly f ishing is basically the theme of the movie.