Fly Fishing Forum - Reply to Topic
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Thread: Don't let this happen to you Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options
Rate Thread
If you like, you can add a score for this thread.

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-17-2000 09:28 AM
GregD
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Hey Al,

Sorry to see and hear of your injury. I hope to see you out fishing soon. Thanks for the reminder of just how treacherous fishing on and around algea or seaweed covered rocks can be.

Get well soon.
Greg.
05-15-2000 10:18 AM
tomd
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Al, ditto on the cute therapist. if you go to the rocks again,I have one word "corkers". Man, thos x-rays had me cringing. heal quickly, too many fish to be laid up! Tom
05-14-2000 07:53 PM
Bob Pink
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Geeze AL,
I first thought grego had finally caught up with you for the episode at the 'a-hole' in Bass River. Nice touch scanning in the x-ray. Look at the bright side, at least it's your left hand (or are you a southpaw?) Good luck with the recovery, hope you find a cute physical therapist....
05-14-2000 10:58 AM
grego
RE:Don't let this happen to you

That's a prime example of "No Good Deed goes unpunished". Hope you heal up quick.

I slept in this morning instead of going to PI, too much yard work yesterday!
05-14-2000 09:17 AM
i'm so outta here
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Yes. Dislocated left ring finger.

I was making my way down the rocks to help a boater whose engine had died while in the current. He was spewing gas into the water and I figured best to get him out of there. As I was descending the cliff to grab his bow line, my feet went out from under me. I extended my left arm to break the fall (better that than my head). My finger bent straight back. Funny thing is it didn't hurt at all until I got to the hospital where they had to cut my wedding band off.

The swelling is way down today. Looks like I may be able to spin fish at the very least by this time next week. Anyone have some one armed fly fishing tips?
05-14-2000 07:30 AM
Lefty
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Al,
MAy the fish gods heal you swiftly. Now, what the heck is that thing? A bended finger? A dislocation? Did you jamm it straight down to break a fall?

TerryW
05-13-2000 08:42 PM
juro
RE:Don't let this happen to you

Yeeeouch! Very compelling advice, Al. Hope you recover quickly and without circumstance.

I would add some notes from my experiences falling on rocks -

(a) Don't go on the rocks at all if you can avoid it. Fishing to the rocks can be just as productive as fishing from them.

(b) If you do, choose safe flat dry rocks at high tide to be closest to the water level.

(c) When landing a fish, don't take chances climbing on slimy rocks to get at it

(d) Watch out for black algae covered rocks - black algae is very hard to grip with any shoes. Other seaweeds are also very slippery, like the short green carpet variety

(e) Beware of loose rocks that may give way under your feet

(f) Don't fish from rocks in high surf - waves can easily knock you off the rocks into the wash

(g) Don't stand on submerged rocks on an incoming tide. You might not be able to get off it.

Hmmm.... is that the one-finger salute finger?
05-13-2000 08:22 PM
i'm so outta here
Don't let this happen to you

[img]http://adeluca.ne.mediaone.net/hand_xray.jpg" border="0">

Looks like I won't be fishing for a week or so. Thankfully, nothing is broken.

Lesson learned: Wear good shoes when fishing from rocks covered in algae.



So the next time someone calls fly fishing an "effete" sport, show them this xray and snarl a little <img src="http://216.71.206.188/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif[/img]

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)