Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-06-2021, 10:10 AM   #1
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default P. I. F. F. (Pay It Forward Fishing)

At some point in our lives many of us were blessed enough to have someone who cared about us teach us how to fish and start us on our adventurous fishing journey through life. I teach Aquatic Science in a high school in the Houston area and I ask my students each year if they have ever been fishing. Every year I am disappointed to see that an increasing number of youth have not been introduced to fishing.

I usually give some of my fishing gear to some well deserving students that have more interest in fishing than capability or equipment. I tell them stories of the fisherman who taught me to fish and I get to give them an example of how to "pay it forward" and charge them with doing the same for someone else someday.

This year was a little different as now my friends, Coworkers, fishing buddies, and family starting paying forward their used but functioning fishing equipment to be donated to students in need of fishing gear. More students were introduced to fishing in my class this year than ever before. It makes my heart proud to give them the opportunity to enjoy such a positive pastime.

I am hereby putting the green screen fishermen on notice. I have seen the size of the heart of the green screen and the good that comes of it. I ask that as you are going fishing and run across gear that still functions, find a youth who needs it and PAY IT FORWARD. Someone did it for you. It is only right and good to do so.

Please also share a story (and Pics) or two below in remembrance of the folks you owe your life's fishing story to, or maybe a story of someone that you already helped by Paying it forward to start them fishing.

If you can't find a needy youth, I will be collecting P.I.F.F. gear in the Katy area throughout the summer for next years students.

Be good people! Do good things!
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 12:43 PM   #2
rtp
Pope & Young
 
rtp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fulshear, Texas
Hunt In: open range
Default

Send me a PM with contact info. I have somethings I can bring to you. Nothing better than helping kids out.
rtp is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 02:27 PM   #3
Snowflake Killa
Pope & Young
 
Snowflake Killa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Shepherd
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

I did something similar at humble high school back 20 years ago

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Snowflake Killa is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 02:32 PM   #4
Graysonhogs
Pope & Young
 
Graysonhogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Savoy, Texas
Hunt In: Fannin/Grayson/Erath
Default

PM an address where to send. I have some stuff I can send.
Graysonhogs is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 02:32 PM   #5
bullets13
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Fannett
Hunt In: Marion Co, Jefferson Co
Default

awesome. will do.
bullets13 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 02:44 PM   #6
Man
Pope & Young
 
Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Casper,Tx
Hunt In: Nacogdoches,Tx
Default

Shoot me a PM also
Man is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:02 PM   #7
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rtp View Post
Send me a PM with contact info. I have somethings I can bring to you. Nothing better than helping kids out.
Pm sent. Thank you.
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:03 PM   #8
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowflake Killa View Post
I did something similar at humble high school back 20 years ago

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Then you know the impact. Good on you for having done it.
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:04 PM   #9
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graysonhogs View Post
PM an address where to send. I have some stuff I can send.
Pm sent. Thank you.
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:08 PM   #10
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Man View Post
Shoot me a PM also
Pm sent. Thanks

Last edited by Matteo; 05-06-2021 at 08:10 PM.
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:14 PM   #11
Matteo
Ten Point
 
Matteo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Default

Given the story telling tendencies of fishing folks, I am a bit surprised nobody has told any stories of fishing mentors.
Matteo is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 08:31 PM   #12
bobby314
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Humble, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowflake Killa View Post
I did something similar at humble high school back 20 years ago

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Did you teach at humble?
bobby314 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 05-06-2021, 10:22 PM   #13
Snowflake Killa
Pope & Young
 
Snowflake Killa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Shepherd
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobby314 View Post
Did you teach at humble?
No sir I was asked to do it . I was pretty good friends with the auto mechanic preacher

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
Snowflake Killa is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com