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#973908 - 10/16/08 04:13 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Buckblaster]
Tubakka
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Registered: 12/19/07
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The ones my dad bought for me were like $120. Got them at Gander. First I had one that just went aroundl ike a belt, but then he got me one that was like a real vest, but incredibly lightweight.
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#975662 - 10/17/08 04:21 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Tubakka]
7mm08
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Buckblaster<
There are mostly two different types...warm and cold water drownings. Different methods that your body reacts to. Mostly laryngospasm in cold water.

Either way they are tragic, and we all (including myself) need to think about PFD's when we fish. Stupid thing is I have a waist one I wear on occations on a boat, but not when I am wading...I will start to use it as a "wading belt" on the river.



Edited by 7mm08 (10/17/08 04:22 PM)
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#976318 - 10/18/08 02:13 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: 7mm08]
B.D.
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I would encourage anyone who fishes in waders to put them on and jump in a pool some time. Get used to how it feels to swim in them, while you're in a controlled environment. Being prepared and knowing what to expect helps you keep a cool head in a crisis.

bd


Edited by Brian Dunigan (10/18/08 02:16 PM)

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#976451 - 10/18/08 05:42 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: B.D.]
Buckblaster
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Im to skeered to fish in waders like some others said. I wet wade.
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#978348 - 10/20/08 07:21 AM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Buckblaster]
B.D.
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Registered: 03/24/08
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Wading into the Caney past your "vitals" on a cool morning will break you of that. \:\)

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#979376 - 10/20/08 02:56 PM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: B.D.]
Tubakka
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Those are smart words Brian...the ones about testing out the feel of waders. WE should all do that.
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#980653 - 10/21/08 08:14 AM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: Tubakka]
woodchuckc
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Registered: 02/09/05
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I always wet waded the Caney back in the 80's and 90's (I haven't fished there since 1999). It is definitely an eye-opening experience the first time you step out deep enough to wet the jewels, even in mid summer.

You have not lived until you have wet waded out waist deep in the Caney in December. I was only dumb enough to do that once, though. It seemed like it took a couple of weeks for the "equipment" to return to normal afterwards! I certainly did cherish the four 12 - 14" rainbows I caught that day.

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#987599 - 10/24/08 10:20 AM Re: Tragedy on the fork [Re: woodchuckc]
B.D.
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I waded in at Lancaster once in February, tried to cross, and fell face-first just as I got to the middle of the run. It was right at the start of the morning, when I'd just left my heated car, so I was still pretty warm. That made the blast of ice-cold water to the chest even more shocking than normal. Between the current and unsure footing, I bet I had ten gallons of ice water on my gonads before I could get my feet back under me.

Never got to make a cast, and it was WAY too cold to stand out there in damp clothes and try to fish. That was a long way to drive for a cold bath.

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