Throw bags

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#16
Well I bring a throw bag on just about any trip, flat water or otherwise and just use it for my boat rope. I like Jans, sturdy bags and reasonable price. If you can't get good at throwing a regular throw bag with a few practice throws, you might want to rethink being a boater :)
http://www.stitchesnstuff91.com/throwbagsropebags.html
True, but like I said, just excess baggage on my solo flat water trips. I usually have an anchor system rigged up. I've been trying to avoid carrying any excess gear, especially stuff that I never use. Sometimes I have to portage everything 100 yards. My anchor system is light enough, and always comes in handy.
I might get a throw bag for river floats. I've thrown one before, and I agree it takes a few practice throws to get the hang of it.
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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Staff member
#17
Well I bring a throw bag on just about any trip, flat water or otherwise and just use it for my boat rope. I like Jans, sturdy bags and reasonable price. If you can't get good at throwing a regular throw bag with a few practice throws, you might want to rethink being a boater :)
http://www.stitchesnstuff91.com/throwbagsropebags.html
LOL. There are people who can't ever toss the things. And I know two who are damned good oarsman. They just have no coordination throwing things. You should've seen them try to toss a football on the banks. It was hilarious. Where the speargun joke came from actually.
 

Shapp

Active Member
#19
LOL. There are people who can't ever toss the things. And I know two who are damned good oarsman. They just have no coordination throwing things. You should've seen them try to toss a football on the banks. It was hilarious. Where the speargun joke came from actually.
Like I said, if you can't use a throw bag you might want to re-think being a boater (whitewater that is). I don't care how well of an oars-man or paddler you are, if you can't do the saftey too, you aren't on my trip. Kind of like, you might be a real good rock climber on lead, but if you can't belay another climber, do you want them as a partner?
:)
 

Jerry Daschofsky

Moderator
Staff member
#20
Well, I should clarify, they could throw the bag, but wasn't pretty and not accurate. Where I could put it right where I aimed. And, having Larry around was well worth him being a shitty thrower (he was a military medic, could do field surgery). But agree, you need the basic skills when you're out there.
 

Ray

Active Member
#21
I use NRS throw bags. Thankfully, mostly I use them to tie up my boat or as a clothesline. My experience as a class IV whitewater guide has lead me to think that throw bags are probably most useful in a pin situation, rather than a swimmer situation. When I have a swimmer, I just go get them.
 
#22
I picked up one of the Fox40's because of this thread. I got it and it looks good. Haven't tried it yet but it looks like it should do the trick.

Ed
 

Brian Miller

Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout
#23
Here's the fox40 for only $25. Not bad. Thanks Freestone. Two items in my safety kit because of you - tearaid and now this thing :)
http://www.sunnysports.com/Prod/FOXWST.html
Thanks for the link Jesse. I picked up the Fox40 Water Safety Throw and a package of Tear Aid B for my Water Master from Sunny Sports for under $40 shipped.


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