Fly-in Fishing in Canada Blog - Oak Lake Lodge

Is your family dragging you on a Fishing Trip?

Is your family dragging you on a Fishing Trip?

You might as well admit it:  you're not really looking forward to this particular trip.  

The truth is, you don't like fishing, and an entire vacation that centers around it doesn't sound like your idea of fun - it sounds like your idea of Purgatory!  Maybe you got dragged into it by your husband or another well-meaning relative (your dad or your brothers, for example).  

Maybe it's the vacation of choice for your crowd of friends this year, and you don't want to be left out...but if you're being honest, the thought of a fly in fishing vacation doesn't sound like a lot of fun to you. 

You don't like to fish.  You think spoiling a perfectly good boat ride by constantly checking your line or even (ew) having to pull the fish off the hook is a waste of a wonderful day.  And frankly, you're not even a huge fan of eating fish!

Here's the good news:  by looking at the trip from a slightly different angle, you can significantly improve your enjoyment of the entire experience - and it might just turn out to be your favourite vacation after all. 

The scenery is gorgeous.  Oak Lake Lodge is surrounded by some amazing trees; the view of the lake is amazing, and there's nothing better than kicking back in nature and just soaking in the scenery.  You don't have to be a fishing enthusiast to appreciate the beauty of the area.

It's incredibly peaceful.  Oak Lake Lodge is secluded, and the only way to get to it is by air.  Local campers can't get in.  There isn't anyone in the area except the people who are staying at the lodge - which means that you're going to have a lot of peace and quiet.  It's a great time to kick back, relax, and find a little bit of quiet in your own mind again.  Enjoy sitting back with a book, but can't ever find the time in your busy schedule to do it anymore?  This is the perfect opportunity.  Love playing card games or board games with your friends and family, but never have the chance to do it?  Oak Lake Lodge even has board games and card games already on site.  It's a great place to reconnect with your loved ones without the hustle and bustle of the world getting in the way.

You won't have any responsibilities to worry about.  All those things that demand your time and attention in your daily life will be taken care of for you at Oak Lake Lodge.  Even the cooking is handled for you - so all you have to worry about is where and how you're going to relax next.

Your guide will tailor the experience to you.  If you just don't enjoy handling the fish or the bait, your guide will probably be willing to take care of that for you - just ask them!  You may actually be surprised by how much you enjoy fishing when you don't have to deal with the gritty details.  On top of that, most of the guides are very familiar with the area and have plenty of interesting stories to tell about past trips.  It might be worth going along just to listen to what they have to say.

Have more questions about what to expect on your trip?  Getting ready to prepare your first fly-in fishing trip (perhaps as a gift for a loved one who will appreciate it more than you do)? Contact us so that we can get you started, answer whatever questions you have, and help you discover a love for nature that you never even knew you had.

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