Just those two simple words can bring memories to mind, create excitement and anticipation, and make even the most disorganized person a superstar of efficiency and planning when gathering equipment, choosing a special spot and dropping that line into the water.
Unfortunately, those same two words can cause feelings of loneliness, disappointment and loss. Such is the case with Sam and Josh.
These two youngsters list fishing as one of their favorite activities. They used to have a dad in their lives who was able to share this passion with them. Time marches on, relationships don't work out and young boys are left without their dads.
No longer do they have their fishing buddy, that special guy to talk to and share fishing stories with. He might have moved away or maybe he's still in the area but has a new family and doesn't have the time for his "old family" anymore. Whatever the reason, Sam and Josh are wishing they were fishing.
Sam is 11 and lives with Mom and a younger brother and sister. He's a great kid and does well in school. Here's how he describes himself: "I'm friendly, smart, like quiet and active activities, nice, kind." He'd like a Kinship Partner who is nice, active and talkative. In addition to fishing, Sam would love to learn how to canoe. He also loves rock climbing, hunting, trapping, basketball, bowling, camping and collecting cards and rocks.
Josh is almost 9 and he lives with his mom. He misses his dad and the things they used to do together. This is how Josh describes himself: "I like BMX, dirt bikes, four-wheeling, I'm pretty nice, active, talkative and shy a little at first." He'd like to have a partner who enjoys what he enjoys -- but also one who has lots of energy.
Are you a person who loves to fish and maybe enjoys some of the other activities mentioned by Sam and Josh? Just think -- we have a fishing buddy for you, and you can be that special guy in one of these youngster's lives.
Before your next trip to your favorite hot spot, give us a call. You can reach us in Brainerd at 829-4606, firstname.lastname@example.org; in Crosby at 546-7308, email@example.com; or in Pequot Lakes at 568-4015, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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