I’m thrilled with our Summer Bucket List so far. Whenever there’s an idle moment and we’re in search of something to fill the time we can use it as a reference to help guide us to do something fun, productive and dare I even say– educational?
You know me + nature get along pretty well, and any chance that I can get to teach my kids something new I’ll jump on. Sometimes that means teaching myself something new in the process.
Today we tackled #8 on our list: go fishing. What better way to create memories than with fishing? Spending quality time outdoors with your loved ones, warm weather, surrounded by trees, going #FishinForMemories! This may not seem like a big deal to most of y’all, but for us it was quite an experience. For one thing, I’ve never been fishing before. I’ve never even held a fishing pole. I had three kids with me. I was pretty lost.
Luckily, I’m working with Shakespeare & Stren products, their website helped me out with all of their resources, like their fishing checklist. Shakespeare is a well-respected and easy to use fishing tackle company– In addition to a Shakespeare rod and reel, the fishing combo comes spooled with Stren fishing line. Stren has been the standard of dependability in fishing line since 1958. And by the way, did you know that they’re made in the USA? The kids were really excited about their custom fishing poles– instead of just getting ordinary gear we used the website to get specifically what we need. The Shakespeare Catch More Fish Combos come pre-spooled with Stren fishing line and includes a fishing kit equipped with hooks, bait and line. I appreciated knowing that I could just order one thing and everything was included, because: did I mention I have no idea what I’m doing? I need things spelled out for me sometimes. If you’re curious about what we used, you can find more info on them here:
- The yellow ones, for the kids: Catch More Fish Youth Combo
- The blue one: Catch More Fish Lake/Pond
- And the pink one: Catch More Fish Ladyfish
So, in the end we didn’t actually catch anything– but that’s okay! We weren’t expecting much for our first time, and we were really just doing it to enjoy some relaxing, family time together. Plus, did you see this beautiful scenery? We’ll be finding many more excuses to come out here– I think by the end of summer we’ll be pro’s!
Enter the “Stren Drop a Line Contest”
Stren & Shakespeare want to know: Do you have any great memories of fishing trips from your life? They want to help families and friends come together to go #FishinForMemories! Enter for a chance to win a dream fishing trip with a friend! Visit the Stren.com contest page and upload a picture of yourself fishing + tell a story of your favorite fishing memory.