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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Biggest Fear?

So what is your biggest fear while fly fishing? With that gentleman drowning last week on Penns, my wife has been all worked up about me being alone and out of cell range...blah blah blah...so last night as I was getting stuff around she is asking all those questions again and I casually mention that I am more likely to be attacked by a bear then drown in a creek I can jump across...so today I get pretty close to a momma bear and 2 cubs.



SO what is it that worries you all the most when out in the remote areas?

For me it's getting bit by a Copperhead or Rattler I think. Those Ferns make seeing the ground TOUGH!!

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Re: Biggest Fear?

When i fish native streams usually in remote places first off I never fish alone. I make sure at least 1 person knows where we will be.fishing in case of a crazy accident.

I'm not afraid of snakes but a good idea is walk in the creek to avoid the ferns and grassy areas if you can.

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I'm always of afraid of the shunk
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My biggest fear is age at 59 1/2, no longer invincible, probably afraid of falling and breaking a leg or something of that nature and not being able to get back to civilization. Don't do as much solo fishing anymore in remote places out of cell phone reach.

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When I am hiking I have this concern that I am going to run into a bear (like the one you show here) that is looking for a fight. Also, and this is kind of odd, I have a thing about being atacked by a couple dogs who are out of control.

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Re: Biggest Fear?

When I was in college, I got pinned against a rock in a very fast section of water on the Ausable River. I've always been a strong wader, but the force of the water shoved me against a boulder and I couldn't move. Had I been alone, I might still be there.
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When I was in college, I got pinned against a rock in a very fast section of water on the Ausable River. I've always been a strong wader, but the force of the water shoved me against a boulder and I couldn't move. Had I been alone, I might still be there.
About ten years ago, I was fishing the South Branch of Kinzua Creek in McKean County. I was alone and was walking downstream along a right of way probably about 20 yards from the stream. Stopped dead in my tracks due to thinking I heard a voice. Upon looking around I saw nobody and started walking again. I heard it again, "Help" a little more clearly this time. Went over to the stream and had to look a little, but I found a guy pinned up under a log and some brush in the water.
He had chest waders on and no chest strap to cinch them tight. Apparently he was trying to cross the stream and the water was high and swift. He slipped on some rocks and fell in. The water caught his open chest waders and shoved him downstream against the log jam. The force of the water was such that he couldn't get up from against it. He was holding onto the log for dear life and was obviously near the point of exhaustion, not to mention just about frozen. Don't think I'll ever forget the look on his face. This guy was probably around 65-70 years old. I am 6'2" and around 260 and it took all I could muster to get this guy up out of that water. When I got him up on the bank, he just kinda collapsed, breathed heavily for a few minutes and said, "Thank God and thank you" about 100 times.
I asked him how long he was in there and he said it seemed like forever but was probably around 10 minutes. We looked around but never did find his rod. Got him back to his car and made sure he was ok to drive home. I will never forget that. Ever since then, I am EXTREMELY careful about crossing streams, especially in high water and always make sure that somebody knows where I'll be at.
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Re: Biggest Fear?

I fish alone often. Sometimes I concealed carry, sometimes I don't Depending on when and where i'll be fishing. I often worry about surprising a bear with cubs in bear country. I think about twisting a knee / ankle, or falling and hitting my head where no one will find me.
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