Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Fly Fishing Risk Mangement.
Every angler who has ever slipped down a muddy river bank can attest to the fact that being outside is risky. Chester Allen advises us to be prepared before taking risks.
"I carry around the scars from a lifetime of fishing. But I've never been close to death, and I've been on the water almost nonstop for 38 years."
"Right now, people are drowning at a record pace in Washington and Oregon. In Oregon, 29 people have drowned in rivers or lakes since May. Here in Washington, 25 people have drowned -- 10 of them in July."
Maybe wearing that life vest when you float a tailwater isn't so uncomfortable after all. It beats becoming part of the food chain.