By Kirk Deeter
I'm wondering how many of you have ever carried a sidearm while flyfishing.
In roughly 25 years, I never have. Never carried pepper spray, or anything else, for that matter. And I have fished a lot, from Alaska with the bears, down to South America. (Okay, on that Bolivia story, we had pistols, but we didn't actually wear them while fishing.) Not that I have a problem with carrying sidearms. I enjoy shooting them.
But have you ever, really, felt the need to carry when you fish?