In this Video of the Week, we take a break from the high water of the west to bring you a very real and very serious matter—River Safety with Huge Fly Fishermen. Ben breaks down the severity of how quickly things can happen and how being prepared for the worst-case scenario could possibly be the difference between going home that day. With a big winter and a significant push of runoff happening across the country, this video is a great reminder to take a step back and evaluate your safety precautions in your boat and also a great reminder to have patience. Our watersheds needed this water, but in order to enjoy the amazing summer & fall fishing that this water is going to provide, it requires us anglers to be patient & smart with these current river conditions. In Ben’s words, “Please respect the power of the river and Stay Huge.”
Ben puts it bluntly; “I want you to go home at the end of the day.” Wear your PFDs, have an extra oar, and don’t row out of your comfort zone without the proper equipment and research. At the end of the day, “a 14-inch trout is not worth losing your life or losing your friend.”
In lighter terms make sure to check out more of Ben’s videos here @HugeFlyFisherman.
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