Millennials are getting hooked on fly fishing

Step aside, goat yoga. The chic way for the younger generation to unwind now is fly fishing. Millennials are flocking to a sport long dominated by old white men. For those who can afford the leisure time and some rudimentary equipment, it offers a reason to be outdoors, a closer connection to nature, an avenue for environmentalism, built-in community, opportunity for creative expression and a lifetime’s worth of niche expertise.

Fly anglers who are not vegetarian nor vegan, nor otherwise bound by the code of “catch and release,” see it as an extension of the farm-to-table movement. Plus, it’s very Instagrammable, even as it encourages people to put down their phones.

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