Its a post apocalypse survival skill. Seriously. Many things we do to amuse ourselves are really survival skills. Especially when enjoying any activity in the outdoors. As silly as it sounds flyfishing is a survival skill.
Not just providing food for the table, for me it is one of the most relaxing things I do. It settles my mind. Relieves my stess which allows me to think clearly.
And that is why its important. Being of sound mind and body allows a person to function better in a stressful situation.
And that is why the majority of outdoor activiites are part of our survival skills.
Now go fish
The Novice survivalist.