Posts Tagged ‘Stumbles



23
Jan
11

Women Fly Fishers: Berdie Judd on the Move & Writing

Berdie Judd  has decided to move to just outside of  Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK and reside with  Charles Bradford, a well traveled researcher, who has spent much of his adult life categorizing insects and aquatic creatures in SE Europe.

Berdie recently appeared on a podcast to provide new details regarding her literary aspirations. She wants to write and publish a series of books about her travels and escapades. Judd believes that her life experiences offer up wisdom and solace for other women, who travel about in pursuit of fish, while in a predominantly male sport and business culture.

Judd was asked by the podcast moderator if her forays into nudity in France and the United States detracted from her stature as an advocate for women to enter into fly fishing competition and participate in  the marketing of the sport. Judd remarked that perhaps her critics sell women short. Judd believes women can sort out life’s ups and downs. Women understand the yearnings to experience life beyond the expected confines for most women.

Berdie Judd was asked if she had been fishing lately. She answered she had just recently fished near home on the rivers Avon and Nadder. She has slowly converted her partner, Bradford, over to fly fishing and enjoys his company exploring their new world around Salisbury in Wiltshire. Berdie and Charles are entertaining joining The Salisbury & District Angling Club. Berdie promises to keep a very low profile. We shall see……………..  Many thanks for the update Berdie.

15
Jan
11

Cell Phone & Water (Possible Saving Moves?)

 

Popular Mechanics

 

“Finally, use a desiccant to wick away any leftover moisture. The most convenient choice is uncooked rice. Just leave the phone (and its disconnected battery) submerged in a bowl of grains overnight. If you’re worried about rice dust getting inside your phone, you can instead use the packets of silica gel that often come stuffed in the pockets of new clothes. But acting fast is far more important than avoiding a little dust….The most important thing to remember is to avoid heat. That means no hair dryers, ovens, microwaves or extended periods in direct sunlight. While heat will certainly evaporate the moisture, it could also warp components and melt adhesives…”   (more)

27
Dec
10

River Levels: Where it Was…Where it Is..Where it will be

If you can access river levels for your favorite, open streams, then chart optimum levels for safe wading. Call the shop or go on line and check out which gage provides indications of the river going up or dropping into shape. Watch the weather and soon you will have a better sense of when to go.

Sandy River Water Levels (Now & Then) TM/SB

29
Aug
10

Fly Fishing Injuries

I don’t believe, I personally know of one fly fisher that isn’t banged up from sports injuries of old, on the water injuries and life eventually wearing down their body. As a person who has had numerous sports, work and recreational injuries and surgeries, I appreciate the impact it all has on the sport. My fly tying and fly fishing have been altered by shoulder surgeries, a permanently fused right wrist with a bar inserted with screws, diminished feelings in my finger tips, severe arthritis in the spine and all this creating gradual loss of strength over the years. This, in turn, causes further loss of strength and as Tracey Stroup remarks below, these imbalances set you up for more tweaks and twangs….eek!

“…muscular imbalances constitute 85% of the ‘over use’ injuries I see.  A muscular imbalance in the human body, simply stated, means one muscle is stronger than the antagonistic muscle.  For every muscle in the human body that performs one action there is and equal and opposite (or should be) force applied by an antagonistic muscle.  This equal ‘pull’ is what keeps joints stable; secure and in place.  Some examples would be bicep vs tricep; quadriceps vs hamstrings.  The problem arises when you have one antagonist ’stronger’ or pulling a joint from one side than it’s opposite counterpart.  The result is a joint that gets ‘pulled’ out of it’s natural position.  This displacement of the joint causes a battery of different breakdowns to occur.” Common Fly Fishing Injuries

19
Jul
10

Outdoors Safety (Falls & Rescue…Storm Whistles)

Have you ever taken a fall outdoors? A bad fall, where you lay there for a few seconds to collect yourself, and paid for it several days after? Trips, stumbles and falls will happen regardless of footwear, BUT do not venture outdoors with improper foot wear if your intent is to hike, wade or traverse irregular terrain. What is suitable for homes, malls, grass and sidewalks is not appropriate for the irregular outdoor surfaces. Injuries can set one back and ruin your pursuit of happiness. Eventually, the stumble or fall can result in a serious injury.

If I Could Put A Big Circle Around Them, With A Slash Across Them (SwittersB)

So, now you have fallen away from others. You are down, for real. Not getting up alone. Battered, torn, broken and shocky. A twinge of panic ensues. Rod broken. You’re bleeding. You’re broken. Alone. Not prepared on one end (the footwear), but prepared on the other (a survival whistle). A whistle is blown (3 sharp blasts, repeated twice) and within moments nearby help arrived. Aided too a safe place and medical help summoned. A good finish to a bad stumble…

Storm Whistle...Highly Recommended by SwittersB

STORM WHISTLES SOUND OFF

29
May
10

Fly Fishing and Safe Wading (No felt, Rubber Soles & Studs)

The fly fishing industry is promoting the enviro safer wading boot with Vibram soles rather than felt soles. Felt has not been universally prohibited just yet. But, recently, I opted for a new pair of wading boots, a pair of Simms Guide Wading Boots with the Vibram soles. The boots come without any studly adornments. MISTAKE!

A few day ago, as I waded along a river as if skating on ball bearing and felt every muscle torqued hither and yon, it occurred to me that perhaps those Vibram soles were not sufficient for safe traction. Obvious you say. Well, they were represented as tacky and adequate to wade by the sales guy. I don’t think he intentionally misrepresented. That was then this is now. Shop owners now have there containers of cleats and studs on the counter and a tool to dispense about ten studs into each sole in a pattern to assure better traction and fewer torn groin muscles and wrenched backs. Currently, I feel like an abused wish bone. Oh, is it true that Patagonia is still only producing felt soles? Really? If so, Yvon get with it.  

25
May
10

Chew…Bad Habits, Spit Cups & Good Company

“Like cigarettes, spit tobacco also contains nicotine—an addictive drug. In fact, holding an average-size dip in the mouth for just 30 minutes can deliver as much nicotine as smoking three cigarettes. Nicotine addiction can make quitting difficult.”

Snuff Said (Tony Muncy)

Quite pervasive amongst the young men on the rivers and in the shops, chew has never been my thing. Can’t judge as I smoke cigars and occasionally a briar. But, the frequency of chew use causes concern. I’ll let the women in his life do the nagging.

“The large numbers of Southern men, and these were of the better class (officers in the Confederate army and planters, worth $20,000 or more, and barred from general amnesty) who presented themselves for the pardon of President Johnson, while they sat awaiting his pleasure in the ante-room at the White House, covered its floor with pools and rivulets of their spittle. An observant traveller in the South in 1865 said that in his belief seven-tenths of all persons above the age of twelve years, both male and female, used tobacco in some form. Women could be seen at the doors of their cabins in their bare feet, in their dirty one-piece cotton garments, their chairs tipped back, smoking pipes made of corn cobs into which were fitted reed stems or goose quills. Boys of eight or nine years of age and half-grown girls smoked. Women and girls “dipped” in their houses, on their porches, in the public parlours of hotels and in the streets.” A History of the United States since the Civil War Volume: 1. by Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer; 1917. P 93 Quite good historical  company…bare floors and spittoons have given way to cups, empty beer cans and …………..




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