I spend a lot of time fishing and hunting in the backcountry, and I'm not just talking about places where the cell phone doesn't work, I'm talking about jungles in South America, and the Russian taiga, and well past the sight of shore on the open oceans. So satellite communication has become increasingly important in my travels. The margin for error when it comes to ease of use and reliability is practically non-existent, in my mind, so it's important to use something you trust, because in some cases, somebody's life might depend on it.
A couple days ago my friend passed on a link of a POV shot video of a heart-pounding rescue in a river. The video shows a kayaker that got trapped in a vertical waterfall, water rushing over his head. It was a very small waterfall, but would have been deadly had he been by himself—or had his friends not known what to do.
I was fishing in Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park yesterday, aka bear country. My group saw two black bears while on foot, and two grizzlies from the car (thankfully). We didn't have any problems because the bears knew we were around, and that's usually the key. Letting them know you're in their neighborhood will help you prevent most potential problems with bears.
A couple of weeks ago we visited the International Fly Tackle Dealer Trade show in Denver and talked to some of the manufactures about their new products for late 2010/2011. We already showed you a handful of new products in a previous post. This week Korkers Boots a new material for the bottom of their shoes, Dr.
This video comes to you via our local news here in Denver. Pardon the advertisement at the beginning, but this short video clip is definitely worth watching. It tells the story of Craig Horlacher, a geologist who was fishing for cutthroat trout north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He slipped in the river, broke his leg and spent 5 days and six nights… in the river. Yes, I said in the river. He caught and ate raw trout to survive. He was eventually found and spent 33 days in the ICU to recuperate. How he survived, I have no idea.
Fly fishing it is not, but an entertaining piece of video for a friday picked up from Moldy Chum. I'll warn you, it's a bit graphic and pretty disturbing. Kinda like the Darwin Awards for fishing. Enjoy. -- TR
I took my first Tecnu bath of the season last night. Yup, you heard me right - a Tecnu bath.
As we all know - fishing at times forces you to come in contact with poison oak and ivy. If you're like me, wet-wading small streams in the heat of summer is a must. With this wonderful right of summer comes some unpleasantries. Namely an itchy, oozing rash that lasts for weeks. I am almost guaranteed to get a nasty case of ivy at least once a summer simply by wet wading a few select streams near my house.