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Old 10-16-2010, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Taking a dunk with waders on

I fell in the Lewis and Clark river in NW Oregon once back in the mid 90s. I had just picked up baitcasting for Steelhead and it was late January. Unfortunately I only had hip waders on at the time. The river was cold beyond belief and i had to tough it out for a about 4 more hours since i wasnt the driver that day. lol

The next day i quit being cheap and went out and bought a set of neoprene chest waders. It is a strange thought process that goes through your head when you go into really cold water in the middle of winter. I remember thinking solely about finding the single most direct route out of the river because all i could think of was how shortly it takes hypothermia to set in at those temps. That and somehow drowning in that relatively small river.
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