I tried to go fishing today

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#16
Why would anyone flip you shit when an outing was shortened due to a stumble requiring medical care? We are almost all a compassionate group. Wish you a fast recovery, return to the water and old goat like footing skill.

Not much different typing with one finger over two...took you a while to peck out your message either way.
 

10incher

Active Member
#17
Old Man - I have never ever seen you post a report where you have 'slayed' it. You live in Montana and I'm curious do you ever have really good days? I always dream of Montana and the epic fishing that comes with it....
The best recovery medicine for a fishing injury is the memories of when it was good.
 

10incher

Active Member
#18
Well OM, You've been generous with advice, patient in disposition and graceful with disagreements. It's not surprising that you didn't get razzed until you asked for it. That said...

Maybe you need a new wading staff. Perhaps one with four feet and tennis balls pushed onto them!

Get well soon comrade.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#19
Sounds like a bummer. I remember getting tripped up by blackberry vines, once. My boot got caught under a tenacious vine as I was bushwhacking up and around a section too deep to wade, that was running between high banks. Down I went. I soft-landed face-first in the vines and brush growing on the forest duff above the river bank and didn't get speared by anything. Just had a few minor scratches from the thorns. I felt lucky.

Now when I'm fishing alone on a river or creek, I try to be extra-aware of where I place my feet, looking for possible entanglements and loose footing, and I try to watch every single step when I'm climbing a bank or bushwhacking. Wading is always one step at a time. LIke most of us, i've had some close calls.

Heal up soon, and get back out there!
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#20
I understand there's a company catering to baby boomer fisherpeople and the even older generation with walkers for streamside activities.

Having said that to OMJ I was up at Rocky Ford last winter and while bending over to net a fish almost tipped over into the water. Balance is an issue for us older geezers. We're not as nimble as we were once.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#21
I enjoy getting flipped shit. Just as long as it is in fun. I don't seem to be able to hook up with anybody here in Montana to fish with. But fishing alone is no bother. This way I can go and come as I see fit. Now if anybody would of been with me yesterday, their fishing trip would of been cut short.
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#22
I enjoy getting flipped shit. Just as long as it is in fun. I don't seem to be able to hook up with anybody here in Montana to fish with. But fishing alone is no bother. This way I can go and come as I see fit. Now if anybody would of been with me yesterday, their fishing trip would of been cut short.
Yeah....but getting out of your predicament and driving home would have been easier.
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#23
Yeah....but getting out of your predicament and driving home would have been easier.
I just held a napkin to my arm and it leaked all the way home. I'm glutton for punishment.

One time when I was fishing Bolder river in Washington, I was climbing over a pile of logs. I slipped and fell about 5 feet onto a green log. This one didn't give. I separated my breastbone in the middle of my chest. That took about 2 weeks to heal.I couldn't do anything with out being in pain.

I've done this thing twice.








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#24
Two words: wading staff.

I never used to have one, let alone use one. Now, whether fishing alone or not, I always have my collapsible staff with me. And it has saved my ass from falls more than once ...
 

10incher

Active Member
#26
Anyone who fly fishes falls down sometimes. I have a fondness for fiberglass rods on brushy creeks partly because I'd have broken three or four graphite rods by now.

Jim... Face plant in the blackberries! I've done that. You just sort of lay there for a second thinking carefully about your next move.
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#29
Ouch! Jim, I hope you heal quickly! I'm really glad it wasn't worse! I'd come fish with you but then there might be two of in the ER, lol.
 
#30
Make sure you keep track of your temp. If you begin to get a fever get back to ER ASAP. Hopefully you are on antibiotics and that you recover very soon. Best to ya'