High Water Chronicles 2024, Vol. 1 - safety afloat

Safety any time you're on the water begins with preparation.

For the wading angler this means gearing up for safety (and comfort) before going out.

Comfort, you say? If you're miserable it follows that you might put yourself in danger. Getting chilled in a sudden downpour might not lead to hypothermia, but why take the chance?

Slick-soled sandals or running shoes instead of purpose-built wading footwear? I've done it and survived the falls, but I've outgrown that silliness and don't recommend it.

In addition to good wading gear I've needed everything on the comfort and safety checklists: Polar...

 

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