Author: Will Rice
We spend a lot of time talking to customers about traveling, fly fishing and adventure - not necessarily in that order. One thing we always try to discuss is the importance of planning and taking the proper safety precautions. Bad things rarely happen, but when they do it is critically important to be prepared - especially if you are in a remote location. Here is a story by Jim Klug from Yellow Dog Fly Fishing that painfully proves this point.
"As someone who literally travels the globe for a living, I am more than aware that accidents can happen and problems can occur at any time and in any place. That said, I have always been of the mindset that accidents are things that happen to OTHER people, and that as long as I was careful and stayed “situationally aware” at all times, I could avoid problems and serious accidents. Recently, however, during a trip to jungles of Bolivia to photograph and fish for Golden Dorado, I received a healthy dose of reality..."
- Jim Klug, Yellow Dog Adventures
Click here to read about the entire episode.
On a more personal note, everyone here at Trout's Fly Fishing hopes that Jim makes a full and speedy recovery.