No surprises here.
Not only did the number of fly fishermen increase in 2020, but the number of fly-fishing trips surged as well. OF and RBFF estimate that Americans went on 97 million fly fishing outings in 2020, up 27% from 2019 levels.
Who were all these Americans who went fly fishing in 2020? According to OF and RBFF, more than 1.4 million of them (18%) were people who picked up a fly rod for the first time.
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