Fishing Trips Down, Hiking and Biking Up in Weak U.S. Economy

If recent trends in California reflect how a poor economy has changed outdoor interests, fly fishers — and especially traveling fly fishers — are finding other ways to spend their time. Hiking, biking and camping remain strong, however, according to Tom Stienstra in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Michael Beech

    It’s pretty easy to understand given the very high prices for most fishing trips – guides, lodging, etc.
    There must be a great market for some “budget’ fishing trip providers. With the economy, the number of people able to spend $3 to $5ooo for two or three days of fishing MUST be dwindling.