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Old 09-25-2008, 06:01 PM
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Last year I decided to take off of the dome into the top of Forney for an overnight trip. We left the parking lot around 7, got to camp at dark and got up the next morning early to fish. We ended up in Steeltrap creek? I think. The first hole I was fishing had a log across it, probably 2' above the water, my buddy crossed, then I attempted to. The log broke and I was lucky enough to brace my fall with the small of my back. I had a knot come up the size of a grapefruit. Luckily, I had the pleasure of walking back to camp, breaking it down, then climbing back to the car.......got to love it.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:33 PM
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I've busted my butt a few times.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM
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While fishing the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park this June, I heard a loud grunting sound in the woods behind me. I ignored it the first time, but after the second and third times, I convinced myself that the noise was being made by an angry grizzly. Growing more and more uneasy, I decided it would be a good idea to cross the river and put some distance between me and the "bear". As I briskly worked my way to the far bank, I stepped into an underwater channel that put me nose-deep in ice cold water...and I do mean ICE cold. Frantically, I began to reach for the bank, and after a moment of awkward struggle, I managed to pull myself out of the river. At this point I was pretty distraught, not to mention COLD.

While sitting on the bank collecting my thoughts, I realized what had been making the "grunting" sounds. A large bison had emerged from the woods and was now grazing in the meadow. I wanted to laugh, but I was a little too ashamed.

To me, there's always something unnerving about fishing alone in an unfamiliar place. It seems like I always make bad decisions when I let myself get uncomfortable (or too comfortable) with my sorroundings. If you fish enough, it's inevitable...you will fall. But, staying focused--and calm--will help prevent most falls.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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I've had a few memorable slickrock shuffles and boulder breakdances...the best are those relatively smooth shoreline spots here and there you wouldn't think anyone could loose purchase and somehow you manage to post #10 score pirouette...usually in front of a picnicing tourist family no less.

My best and most painful ever though was off trail somewheres below Ramseys while bouldering and slipping, landing flat on my back, skiding down a waterslide of a chute, clinging on to whatever I could to slow me down-funny how felt soles don't have the grab when you really need it -with rod in mouth so as not to slip off a water fall below me...threw my back out for that one...
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:38 PM
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I fall a lot. The worst one, at Cataloochee, resulted in a dislocated shoulder. I looked down and saw the head of the humerus pushing out against the skin at the front of my shoulder. Luckily I was able to reduce it, then went to find my companions. Again luckily, one of them was an ortho, who ck'd me out and sent me on the road. Took 7 hrs to drive back to Nashville.

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:48 PM
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I've seen those moving rock's,and had my share of unexpected dip's in the creek.Thankfully nothing serious,Just some cut's,scrape's and bruises.Messed up a few reel's,I'm bad to throw my pole when I'm falling.
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I fell at the chimneys trailhead once and cracked
a rib. It was embarrassing with people watching from
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...Messed up a few reel's,I'm bad to throw my pole when I'm falling.
So that's what I did wrong!!

I'm still nursing a sore shoulder that I got from my spill in the Lynn Camp gorge a few weeks back. I forgot to throw my pole! Stubbornly hanging onto it messed up my shoulder and broke the pole. If only my shoulder had a warranty as good as TFO's!

I'm also currently nursing a nice gash on my left shin that I picked up on Tremont last Sunday. I was wet wading and my left foot slipped off the edge of a rather sharp boulder. I was wet wading in my Columbia pants, Patagonia socks, and Chota wading socks and didn't get the slightest rip, tear or dent in anything but my leg! A nice 2" long gash
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:14 AM
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What We will go through to catch some of those Smoky Mtn.Trout.May we all find a soft spot next time we fall.

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:56 AM
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The worse fall I've EVER had in MY LIFE is posted on the Tailwaters board...That one hurt. I am still sore...stupid dog.
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