Monday, July 24, 2006
Rafting Woman Hooked by Angry Fly Fisher
A New Mexico woman was hooked in the lip while on a commercial rafting trip on the Taylor river in southwestern Colorado. Sheriff's deputies think the culprit might have been a disgruntled fly fisherman. They could not locate the suspect as he was obviously using tippet that was far too light weight for his intended quarry. (Link)
Seriously speaking, this is all we need to further fisherman / rafter relations. Flyfishmagzine.com can never condone this sort of thing. It is lucky that the woman in the article was only hooked in the lip. Had she been foul hooked, she most certainly would not have qualified for a world record.