Originally Posted by mikel
I wear a pfd in the Nor Cal surf, in my float tube and when wading deep fast water...and use a staff as well. I tried unsuccessfully to kill myself a few times as a kid...at 64 I'm a little less macho and more interested in living to see Patagonia and land another big steelhead in BC.
I'm a poor swimmer and used to write some checks I wouldn't be able to cash. Now, not so much...better to wear it and not need it, etc...
Sounds familiar, I think that I have written a few of those checks as well. Just turned 65 and looking forward to enjoying this sport for a while longer as well as getting acquainted with some of the fabulous gear I hear about and you fellows write about although I think "THE MRS." has a cure for my addiction to buying gear...take my checkbook away.