A Cautionary Tale

by Kristine

I would like to remind everybody to tell a family member or friend where you will be fishing and when you plan on returning. And please carry the" 10 essentials". 2 years ago I slipped off a log and broke my ankle while Tenkara fishing. I will never forget the image of my foot facing the wrong direction. Fortunately I had enough cell signal to call for help. Between my dog barking and the whistle I had in my pack the rescuers were able to find me. It took 2 surgeries and a plate and 12 screws to put my ankle back together. After a very long and painful recovery, I’m grateful to be alive and able to walk and fish. So try your best to be prepared for the unexpected.

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