KindFishing is a great way to get close to fish and nature. Floating in a small boat or standing by the side of a stream, pond, bay, or ocean. KindFishing opens up a whole new relationship for you with nature. Fish are curious creatures and always are trying to figure out if something is food. If one fish sees another nibbling at something, that fish will want to check it out, too.
There is small pond nearby that holds trout, bass, sunnies, bluegills, frogs and turtles. One hot summer day I was casting dry flies with a 5-weight fly rod. Most of the trout and bass were hiding deep at that time of day but I was more keen to use a free hour to practice my fly casting. After one cast, I was stripping my line back in near some lily pads a few feet away. A nice-sized Sunny darted out from under them to poke my fly. He scooted back to the lily pads, paused and darted back out to take the fly. He ran a few feet with it before spitting out the fly. I let the fly rest where the fish had spit it out and it drifted towards the lily pads. Soon three smaller Sunnies made their way out from the lily pads to check out the fly together. I stood as still as I could as they stalked what they assumed was a dead or dying bug of some sort. One by one they each took a taste or poke at the fly. Then a brown trout about two feet deep cruised by. The trout rose and took the fly and ran with it about 10 yards before he, too, gave up the fly. If I had hooked that first big sunny, none of this would have happened,
This is what makes KindFishing so magical. Instead of creating a panic vibe scaring fish away you create a curiosity vibe. As the fish nibble or attack your fly or lure, more fish want to get in on the action. To keep the fish interested change your fly or lure every now and then. This may also attract other species of fish and fish of different sizes.
Float a dry fly on the surface of a pond or lake hoping for a trout and you may instead get a big bass crashing your bug. If that bug had a hook on it, you might be about to discover the breaking point of your 3-weight rod. Without a hook this is going to be an exciting few seconds as the bass runs with your bug.
If you are introducing kids to fishing, KindFishing is a great way to expose them to the sport. Your day at the lake or pond will not involve accidental hooking of little fingers. Without the worry of accidental hooking little fingers get to tie their own knots and learn. Your kids may develop more empathy as they watch the sunnies and bluegills poke and nibble at the lure. Everybody has fun and no one gets hurt. You won't have to deal with the "ick" factor of kids complaining about fish slime. Or mangled and bleeding fish.
Instead of catching a few fish a day on a hook, KindFishing lets you see and 'catch' many fish over and over again.
Fish more. Do no harm.