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Lightning - Watch Out Fishermen
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This time of year it's never a bad thing to remind ourselves how often we're out and about during stormy weather with lightning. And most of us who've been on the water a long time can remember some of those days and maybe some close calls.
Anyway, it turns out that fishing, according to a recent study, is the most common activity engaged in by those who are struck by lightning. Be careful out there friends.

Lightning and Fishermen

Posted on: 2013/6/24 20:56


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it would be interesting to see fresh water versus salt.

Posted on: 2013/6/24 22:01


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On the lighter side, the threat of lightening is one more reason to forgo the graphite rod and just fish bamboo.

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I found that one of my better days fishing a central PA stream was before, during, and after an intense set of thunderstorms. It was bad enough during that the thought of becoming a statistic crossed my mind but I chased it by fishing some more

Posted on: 2013/6/25 22:28


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Stand in a stream, drop a graphite rod tip on a cow fence. Like getting hit in the head with a 2 x 4. I stay far away from a storm with a rod in hand.

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I heard a distant rumble just a dark tonight on the Lehigh and remembered this post, I stepped out and on the hike out there was plenty of lightining flashes, paranoia,....

Posted on: 2013/6/26 0:40


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Quote:

Shock wrote:
On the lighter side, the threat of lightening is one more reason to forgo the graphite rod and just fish bamboo.

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or glass!!

Posted on: 2013/6/26 6:30


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... or boron? I'm not entirely sure, so it's boo or glass for me. I saw a graphite in Utah that had been left by a tree and it was impressive how the thing was all splintered by the lightning.

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VERY Good reminder........ and don't forget the danger of open fields during a storm
About 10 year ago,I was fishing out West and a lightening storm came up.Several fisherman scattered across a field heading to their parked cars and one got hit with a bolt.I found out the next day that he died.

Posted on: 2013/6/26 14:38
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I really don't think the rod material (Bamboo, Glass, Graffiti or Horse Poop) will make a difference. If it's WET (guess what?) the electricity will visit you when it decides.
Anyways, there's a old rock song that say, "Better to burn out, than fade away"

Posted on: 2013/6/26 14:45
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Penny your references are tight

Posted on: 2013/6/26 17:11






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