Biggest fear while out fishing?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Andrew Kirkland, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Rattle snake
    getting skunked
    seeing mumbles like his ava

    Not in that order.....
  2. Posted property.

    ~ CF
  3. Im affraid of the long term effects of sun light on my skin. Thats why Im always with the sun screen, gloves, hats, long sleeve, pants, etc..
  4. Been there done that..


  5. The sound of DUELING BANJOS and not having Coach Duff with you.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
  6. What I fear:

    When I am up fishing some remote stream in the mountains, the thought of breaking my leg or foot. I'm usually alone, so there is no way for me to get out and get help.bawling:

    Meeting up with a big ol' mamma bear and her cubs, I've done that on the upper Cascade.

    Running into Mumbles after he looses a bet.:eek:
    -Note to self: If ever out fishing with Mumbles, don't make a bet.
  7. Theft/vandalism
    Discovering a leak (waders or pontoon)
    On unfamiliar waters, recognizing the take out

    As for being killed by a mother bear in YNP on a cold October day, what a way to be remembered! I always tell my kids if I die remember I was doing what I loved. I just hope she (the bear) has the courtesy to kill me after I've fished for the day.
  8. I'll take that bet. Seriously, what is with the Mublashing? It is okay, times are tough, I can take it. I normally don't gamble, you see why, I usually lose my shirt.:rolleyes:
  9. Up until I'm actually fishing: I'm worry that I forgot something important (rod, reel, boots, license, flies..).

    Once I find I have all I need and I'm actually fishing, the only thing I worry about is theft/vandalism of the car.. it really ticks me off that I have to worry about anything while I'm fishing, so I doubly despise thieves.
  10. Global Warming, I hate those hot days
  11. My biggest fear is getting MUDBUTT during wading and missing a good bite.:(
  12. I'll add moose to my list. Last summer fishing in the Bitterroots there were moose all around. One day while fishing a hole my brother looked over his shoulder and 60 yards below him a moose was standing mid-river, just staring at him. Luckily it was just a bull and not a cow with calf. It proceeded to cross the river and saunter straight up the steep hillside, disappearing into the brush. Later that day I was walking down the trail to the next run, thinking about moose, whistling and making all sorts of loud noises. Did not want to round a bend and surprise anything. If I had, I'd have needed the TP I forgot to pack with me.
  13. forgetting t.p. and forgetting a pocket knife....u ever try to tear your boxers off with your waders around your ankles shortly after you realize that the t.p. is at home? its not pretty.
  14. Being one that had a chunk of skin cancer carved out of the side of my head last January. Yep sunlight is something to fear. Of course when I was a kid in the late 60's and early 70's working as a bait boy and then later skippering charter boats salmon fishing out of Westport we didn't have a decent sunscreen. In those days my nose and ears would get so bad they would bleed.

    Screw the suntans....I use a 85 sunblock now. Be afraid of the sun and make sure your kids are well protected.
  15. 2 biggest fears are
    1. Getting attacked by somthing
    2. drowning

  16. or you can cut the sleeves off you t-shirt.

    i have many sleeveless tee's
  17. My biggest fear is walking in on an illegal grow operation with a pocket full of zig-zags and a box of those "crustables" peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
  18. When I'm fishing or backpacking in remote areas that's definitely on the top of my list. I've almost hyperextended my knee on a steep backcountry decent before. Took me an extra day of recovery to feel well enough to put the pack back on to hike out. It still hurts now and again. Definitely a sobering experience. Get trained in emergency first aid and survival techniques and always let someone know where you are and when you'll get back.

    Other things I fear when I'm fishing/backpacking, not necessarily prioritized:
    -Sleeping bag getting wet. Nobody likes a soggy sleeping bag.
    -Wind! Wind ruins everything in my book.
    -Cats, occasionally. They're sneaky little buggers. Keeps me on edge when I find fresh tracks, etc.
    -Bears to a minimal extent. I've seen my share, so I respect them immensely, but fear might be a strong word.
    -Theft. I've had some punks steal my mp3 player out of my car before.
    -Drowning. Probably should be at the top of my list and probably the most real and imminent danger out of all of them.

  19. - liberals
    - sasquatch
    - anacondas
    - big spiders
    - internet tough guys
    - gillnets
    - land mines
    - falling trees
    - rush limbaugh eating
    - osama bin laden
    - travis the chimp
    - the octomom
    - softball sized hail
    - tsunamis
    - sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads

    it makes it hard to fish, but i'm able to get in a tiny bit of fishing between bouts of terror

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