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Fishing and Adventure

by: Lloyd Tackitt 2/6/2018
Ready for a fishing adventure?  I sure as hell am not.

Allow me to define adventure the way I see it so that what I write here makes sense.  An adventure is when you have to navigate through a series of circumstances with no guarantee of success or survival.  In other words, an adventure can end with your death.  I've had a few adventures, they may be okay when you are young and dumb - but not so much when you've been around a bit.

So, no - I don't want any more fishing adventures.  

Adventures come in two varieties - the kind you seek and the kind that seek you.  Climbing Mount Everest is the kind you seek.  Falling out of a boat without a PFD is the kind that seeks you.

If you want the kind of adventure that you seek - more power to you, and hopefully I'll enjoy reading about it - if you get back.  

The kind that seeks you tends to be the result of poor planning.  Some "type 2" fishing adventures might be:

Fishing in Alaska and Grizzly Bears show up.
Wading in fast deep water and losing your footing.
As mentioned before, not wearing a PFD.
Fishing in seriously sub-freezing weather and you get too far away from your truck.
Fishing a stock pond in a pasture and an aggressive bull shows up.
Not knowing how to bring your kayak back to upright.
Fishing without telling anyone where you will be or when you expect to be back.
Not using the kill switch.
Boating at high speed where you don't intimately know the water.
Fishing in a snake infested area.
Fishing in an alligator infested area.
Fishing on private land without permission.

If you aren't seeking adventure - you might want to do some planning.  Or not.  Up to you.

Can you add to the list?

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Member comments
anglerwannabe, CO   2/7/2018 7:38:46 AM
LOL Lloyd I got lots of those.... rushed by a Moose on the Snake river in Jackson Hole, chased by a bull in TX, fished around too many snakes in TX, flipped my toon at Spinney, fished by alligators in FL, lost my footing in the Arkansas river and dragged down stream quite a way. Some of us know the NOT stupid thing to do and how to avoid them because we've already done them.
Lloyd Tackitt (Lloyd Tackitt), TX   2/7/2018 8:41:36 AM
Petty much everything I've learned I've learned the hard way. As my dad used to ask me - You just won't learn anything the easy way will you?
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