I have taught numerous individuals how to fish using casting gear or ultralight gear in my lifetime. Those individuals were all adults. I even taught a few how to fly fish in the short 12 years I've been casting the fly rod. All these individuals had never fished before and are still fishing today. One doesn't have to spend a great deal of money on fishing equipment to catch fish. Live bait paired with a spincast or spinning reel will get results on most all water in the U.S. Live bait such as crickets, grasshoppers, and redworms started many of us on our fishing journey. Hopefully that journey will continue for all of us for many years to come.
Most of you know that I like woodworking not as much as fishing but a close second. The love of woodworking steered me towards becoming an Industrial Teacher. I spent 35 years in the teaching profession before I retired in 2008. I really enjoyed teaching Industrial Arts because I came in contact with some great students who were interested in building small pieces of furniture to larger pieces such as gun cabinets, tables and desk. I seldom encountered problem students in those 35 years of teaching, because they enjoyed the class as much as I did teaching them.
Once we moved back to Jasper I knew the house we were going to build had to have space for a small shop. Cathey agreed to give up part of her garage to make the shop happen.
I've always liked my hand tools organized and at my finger tips so I can find the hand tool I'm needing to use! I still have to purchase a woodworking vice to fit in the opening under the table. My father-in-law and I built this shop table years ago when he had a shop.