Biggest fear while out fishing?

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  1. Tarkin

    Tarkin Member

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    Depends on where I am I guess.
    I was up in remote Idaho once at a lake, enjoying the peace and quiet, casting knee deep with my back to the shore. Grizzly signs everywhere, so I was a bit on edge, but got lost in the moment when a huge splash sounded behind me. My heart jumped into my throat when I looked back and saw a flash of brown fur and water. Turned out to be a deer going hitting a gainer with a half twist that didn't see me. But for a moment, life was at a stand still. Took about 20 minutes for my pulse to settle back down. The deer ended up as shocked as I was and walked on water as soon as I turned around. I must've blended in pretty well with the scenery. So I guess I'd have to put bears on top of the list, although I fished with many in Alaska and wasn't too bothered by them there, but grizzlies are a bit more solitary and unpredictable here I think.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well I've taken two falls. So I guess falling and not being able to get back up. I tripped over a down tree and landed on the rocks on my knees. I lay there for over ten minutes before I could move and get on my feet. Another time I was on Pilchuck Creek and leaned over this bank to get down. I reached for a branch to steady myself and the branch broke and I fell about 5 feet onto a big rock. I lay there for a while before I could move. So falling would be my big fear.

    I never wade over my knees and I always run from unknown noises in the brush.

    Jim
     
  3. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Three things, all caused by my taste for remote fishing adventures:

    1. Theft/vandalism via tweakers.

    2. Debilitating injury preventing me from getting back to my vandalized car to seek medical attention.

    3. Somehow I'm able to heroically crawl back to my damaged car with my gruesome compound tib-fib fracture and I come face to face with that aforementioned tweaker.
     
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    Realizing the cooler has 6 hours of beer on a 10 hour float. :beer1:
     
  5. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Fear of some tweaker cutting my catalytic converter out from under my car!
     
  6. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    1. Pissing in my waders before I can paddle to shore.
    2. Leaving my reel at home.
    3. Dropping my camera in the water.
    4. Seeing Mumbles in his "new outfit"...:eek:
     
  7. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    I suppose I could add fear of actually having to listen to a some tweaker's sob story about why he/she/they felt the need to vandalize or steal from my car. They never make sense, nor do they just shut up.
     
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    By the sounds of these replys-we need more guys packing!!!
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Man, you sissies scare too easily. At least Bears, Moose and Tweakers are holding the top spots.
     
  10. Mark Moore

    Mark Moore Just a Member

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    1. BIGFOOT
    2. SNAKES
    3. COUGAR (not the inebriated sport fan or the cat, but the gold digging woman looking for a
    sugar daddy.)
    4. COUGAR (the cat,some fresh tracks last weekend had me looking around a little bit).
    5. RUNNING OUT OF T.P. (problem solved thanks guys)
    6. NOT GETTING OUT OF THE WOODS BEFORE DARK.
    7. BIGFOOT (I am positive I have seen him up on Canyon Creek)
     
  11. Mark Walker

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    Not carrying enough of the proper caliber.:rofl:
     
  12. TroutFinder

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    What does T.P stand for!!!!!????????
     
  13. Steelie Mike

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    Dude, I think you are referring to some residents of Yacolt. Of which I am more afraid then Bigfoot.
     
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    Toilet paper I believe.
    or, T.P. equals......put some clothes on Mumbles!
     
  15. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    1. Slipping on a rock and falling unconscious into the water. I've taken a few hard falls while on my own and luckily haven't been signficantly injured yet.
    2. Idiots (tweekers?) shooting ramdomly into the woods...I like small brushy streams and I've had shots fall a little too close for comfort a couple of times.
    3. Bears and Cougars. I've fish a couple little canyons with no means of escape...I get the hebegebes everytime.
    There are others but I don't want to sound like I'm paranoid. :p
     
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    kk thanks i was kindda scared what tp ment but now i know :)
     
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    I didn't notice you were undressed until others brought it up. Now that is just not right. I thought you only took your hat off. First we had Mingo showing us your naked baby picture and now this.:eek: I think I would rather run into the moose or tweakers.:clown:
     
  18. Trout Master

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    1. Snakes
    2. Tick under my balls
    3. Dick cheney hunting
    4. Mumbles
    5. Drowning
    6. Mumbles
    7. Did I mention Mumbles
     
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  20. CodyM

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    1. Breaking a bone and not being able to get back.
    2. being in a remote place with someone who makes bad decisions and not being able to get out. from time to time i fish with people who arent the crunchiest chip in the bag.
    3. Tweakers
    4. falling into a deep run while wading
    5. MUMBLES- maybe that should be #1
     

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