Wade Safe


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Chris Ellis talks about the importance of wading safe while pursuing our quarry. It’s happened before, and it will happen again; death by drowning or hypothermia. Heed Chris’ warnings and embrace his suggestions so that you too, can live to steelhead fish another day, many more for that matter.

Technique & Target: Learn how to stay safe while wading our rivers. 2 pages.

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This special archived article from STS and hand selected by The Guide’s Forecast is only available here.

Even with all of the precautions we can take, we need to use our heads when we wade. No steelhead is worth drowning for, no piece of holding water is so perfect that we should risk a truly dangerous wade to reach it…..