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How to Wade Safely and Get Out of Dangerous Situations

Fly fishing isn't an extreme sport, but there is risk involved which is why wading safety is so important.

How to Wade Safely and Get Out of Dangerous Situations

The best drown-proofing is to be prepared.

Fly fishing isn't an extreme sport. You will never see the One Fly entered as an X Game challenge; yet, every year, anglers of all ages, sexes, and skill levels drown while playing the fly game. Last July two back-to-back drowning events involving two anglers each brought home the finality of losing the game. No two drownings are identical and these four were as widely disparate as they were tragic. None involved alcohol or drugs, inordinate risk, or doing much beyond the ordinary nature of a fly-fishing trip.

In July of 2011, well-known guide Chester Marion was rafting the Boulder River with a longtime friend and client Sheldon Goldberg, and his wife...

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