Re: NANFA-- More SC collecting - July 22, 2002

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 21:16:35 -0400

Chip, I like your collecting stories. But I have a question for you: do you
guys always wear waders when collecting in the summer? If you're working on
a solid substrate like sand in a SC summer, it seems like it would be easier
to just wear some kind of wading shoes and go for a possible full immersion.
I rarely if ever use waders in Alabama from early April to October if I'm in
a sandy or rocky substrate stream.

Maybe this should be an addendum to the NANFA Code of Ethics: "Full exposure
to the collecting environment will be encouraged at all times."

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>The first spot looked really inviting but was very deep. We weren't able
>sample as well or as far as we had planned. The current was strong and the
>water was clear, deceptively clear as Dustin soon had the water break over
>the top of his waders. Brrrrrr, it was least that's what he
>said. Anyhoo, we spent about 15 minutes here and decided to move on.
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