10 Reasons Women Should Fish

From "Grumpy Old Men" to "A River Runs Through It," Hollywood is full of male-only fishing stereotypes that show men leaving wives and girlfriends at home (probably to braid their hair or clean the house) to partake in the manly pastime.

But in recent years, the number of fishing licenses sold to females has steadily risen, showing an increased interest in the sport—and for good reason. Not only can the activity have real physical and psychological benefits, but companies and organizations are also making it easier for women to fish by providing educational opportunities and female-specific gear that hasn't been available in the past.

There's no better time than the present for women to join their male counterparts on the water, shore or bank. And if you need a little more convincing, consider these reasons to get outside and cast your first line.

To learn more fishing tips, visit TakeMeFishing.org. To find out more about fishing licenses in your area, visit ReserveAmerica.com.

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Erica Schuckies

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

Erica Schuckies is a writer for Active.com. After graduating from Colorado State University, she spent time working in the rodeo industry, followed by three years with Berkshire Hathaway's Business Wire. Erica enjoys fitness, running, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Follow Erica on on Twitter, Instagram or Google+.

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