Re: NANFA-- Real sportsmen don't wear waders

Rose Lawn Museum (
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 10:35:44 -0500

Hey, I'm no hero, and I'm not ready to be part of the food chain yet.
Nevertheless, this is a rough bunch. I asked Chip once if he worried about
avoiding gators. "Not really," he replied, "I don't have to be able to
outrun the gators...I just have to outrun Dustin!" The waders are just
garnish. Besides, Dude, I can get hypothermia just stepping out of the
shower. (-;

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA
(no ice in my net, thanks)

>In order to be a true sportsman, you shouldn't wear
>waders unless you are likely to die of hypothermia in
>five minutes or less. If you aren't, then you should
>collect in shifts and warm up during on-land time. I
>mean how else is a self respecting gator, leech, or
>fish going to have a chance to score!!!
>Any water over 55 F around here is like being in
>something tropical. Unless you can get windburn and
>frosbite at the same time you really haven't been
>collecting in winter.

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