Who Said Fishing is Simple?
I am for sure a Greenhorn! A few of my coworkers were into fishing and two of us green horns did go with them a few times. On our first trip out the other green horn ( Jerry )started to go over the side of the boat to cool off in the water (or pee) and got his balls caught on the iron dock cleat railing and just hung there without being able to ask for help totally lost his voice momentarily. At least I did not do that. However I knew nothing about what I was doing including rigging, casting , how to top water fish as well as I did not own any of the fishing gear. I really felt like I hampered them from a good fishing day. Jerry did get a new nick name at work "Hang Time"
I had other hobbies, airplanes, racing, motorcycles, & RV camping (glamping really).
Saturation learning has always been the way to go for me when starting out in a new thing. Fishing may seem simple for those of you that have done it all your life but for us Greenhorns it is kind of overwhelming.
If I were to take you up in an airplane then told you to take the controls keep the altitude and heading you will be a intimidated or scared $hitless.
So where do I start in this learning curve? Like my RV forums when a newbie ask that I say start with a budget. Is $250 enough? I could easily hook a 15 pound fish and have no idea what it is. What is in or out of season, length you can keep, what is worth keeping or even how to clean them so I am wearing out Youtube. Got the advise to charter a boat with a professional guide. Not so sure if that is going to feel like the flying lesson I mentioned above or as frustrating as my first time on a golf coarse with a used set of clubs. That is however where I am going to start. I am just learning the difference between spinning and casting equipment so needing advise on what to start with to keep the budget down. Thanks to Butch for recommending this forum to start learning. Maybe I just set the hook.