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The water in my gill pond isn't moving, just like the air in my parachute isn't moving.
ricinus wrote: »
I've bought an inflatable PFD (no not a doll, Brian) that I'm starting to wear always in a boat and more often than not wading big water. After you get used to it, you don't even notice it.
Brian D. wrote: »
Some enterprising fishing gear company ought to come up with a fishing vest with the inflatable PFD incorporated right into it. Not just a life jacket with a couple pockets, but a true honest-to-god fishing vest but with an inflatable core sewn in between the inner and outer layers.
Ya hear me, Simms, Patagonia, Fishpond, etc?
Tom wrote: »
Right, that is the reason why you must spin around and move the bucket. In the river, the water is moving and you are trying to resist the movement. In the gill pond, the bucket is moving and the still water is resisting the movement.
And in your parachute analogy, the parachute is moving thru the still air, which is providing the resistance, just like the resistance put on the bucket by the still water. Have you seen any videos of para-sailing? That is what happens when the air is moving and the parachute is resisting, the person goes flying where the wind takes them, same thing happens to waders in a fast moving river.
Steven wrote: »
Orvis sells one.
No. Sorry. You're not swimming upstream. If you think you're swimming upstream in the 50 mile riffle, you're dreaming. At best, you're swimming down and across, if you have any control at all.
Tom wrote: »
Just what in the hell do you think youre gonna do when you lose your footing and are rocketing towards a sweeper? Swim towards it? You dont have the luxury you do in a riptide. You have 30-60sec to save your **** in cold water getting rogered on rocks along the way. Here are some pictures of teh boulder at similar flows to when the incident occurred. In some places, you have enough room to swim at a downward angle towards shore, only to try and get your footing and get swept back in again, cause youre carrying a couple hundred pounds of water in your waders. In other places, youre toast.
Just wear a life jacket, leave your waders in the car. I really dont see the point of this argument. All the kayakers on this river are wearing life jackets, cause theyre not dumbasses, why not anglers?
Jason wrote: »
I thought the theory goes that air gets trapped in the bottom of waders taking your feet up and your head down. I've never tested this theory...
nimrod wrote: »
ross.purnell wrote: »
Wetsuits are tight and therefore cannot catch the force of the water and create a sail effect. Therefore, not a good analogy for waders. However, you've kind of shown how important it is to wear a tight wading belt. thanks!
George K wrote: »
Er, why are you wading in a stream that small?
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