Last week, our amazing friend, Jay Johnson (of GeoBass and Fish or Die fame) was injured while fighting a kitchen grease fire. If you’ve ever met Jay, followed him on social media, or seen him on your screen, you know Jay is one of the best of us. Ever altruistic with his time and energy, it’s our turn to help this legendary angler out!
According to a friend close to Jay, “He sustained mostly 1st-degree burns, with some 2nd-degree spots, to a substantial part of his head and face last night in an accident at home. He was very lucky that he avoided his eyes, and outside of some pretty intense swelling around the eye/burn area, he’s doing well. He only has a couple of spots that are exposed and he is in virtually no pain, despite looking like a character from an 80’s sci-fi.”
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In the meantime, Jay will be laid up at home while healing from the burns and if you know anything about Jay, that’s probably going to be the hardest part of the recovery for him. We’re sure this injury and down-time will surely only fuel the passion that man is capable of.
Jay is part of the reason Flylords is where we are today, and for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. We know medical care these days is wicked expensive, and a few of Jay’s friends have put together an amazing fundraiser to help our man Jay out until he’s back on his feet doing what he does best. Check that out here, and help us show the man who has given the fly fishing community so much how big of an impact he has had on our lives!