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By: FJBR, Wed Feb 15th, 2012
There are several outdoor hobbies that are suitable for most people. Hiking is an affordable leisure activity that I highly recommend. Improved fitness and a great way to experience the nature make this a popular hobby and in most areas the opportunities to go hiking are good. Walking as a hobby should be fun, which usually means hiking in the mountains and wilderness areas is preferable. Going over rough terrain means that you are using a variety of muscles in both upper and lower body, especially if you carry a backpack. Steep hills for example, provides good strength training for legs. Moreover, you will have better balance and basically walking over rough terrain is good for your back. In particular, long walks will naturally enough boost endurance. In short, hiking is a hobby that provides good training and an overall better health. Trout fishing is a popular leisure activity that is very well suited to combine with hiking. This is a fairly strong fish that offers many exciting adventures. Small mountain lakes provide great opportunities for trout fishing and for many this is a hobby that combines an exciting sport with great scenery. Therefore this leisure is a perfect match with hiking and in many areas the opportunities are almost endless. A relatively light fishing rod, a reel to match the rod and a line that does not have too large a diameter is the most important equipment. Especially in a small lake with clear conditions and bright sunshine, it is important with light tackle. The trout are easily spooked and this can be a very challenging hobby. Therefore it is also important that you are careful. Avoid noise and sudden movements when looking for trout. This is a hobby that offers many opportunities and great variety. Fly fishing, fishing with worms and fishing with lures and spinners are well suited when going for trout. The easiest method is usually spoons or spinners, especially if you are on a hiking trip. But, also bait such as worms can prove effective in mountain lakes. As mentioned, fly fishing is not the best choice when you are hiking, mostly because you need a long rod that must be treated with care. It is also possible to combine hiking and trout fishing closer to the urban areas. Easy access and shorter distance make this a hobby that almost everyone can try. Find a suitable area and get going. On the website Fiskestang Norwegian readers will find more information on hobbies. Also the Norwegian language blogs Hagetips as well as, Tursko offers tips on leisure activities. English will be ready in a few months.