Re: Broke my Winston today
I was fishing streamers in the North Fork of the White river a couple of months ago. I was so involved in the fishing that I didn't see the upcoming rapid. I had to quickly reel up and get to paddling. However, it was too late. There were lots of over-hanging trees on the bank and I proceeded to put my paddle in the air to protect myself from getting stabbed or close-lined by the branches. Over I went. I lost my eight-weight, reel, line, fly, leader... My pack, kayak, and gear went downstream. My paddle was lodged under a submerged branch and when I broke it loose, the branch broke and slammed against both of my shins. I recovered my gear and kayak, but the rod was lost... Best of all, I landed NO trout that day...