Re: 200 MPH to Instant Stop...

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Posted by mschoder on 2009-01-02 20:46:13 in reply to 200 MPH to Instant Stop... posted by Dan Blanton on 2009-01-02 17:33:49

Did that to myself a couple of years ago. See the attached photo. It did not hurt or bleed, so finished the drift on the Kenai in my boat and fishing the day out.

I drove to Anchorage from the Kenai (2 hours) and went to a "doc in the box" clinic. I walked up to the counter, and the receptionist asked "can I help you".. By now the flesh fly was all dried out and fluffed up. I turned my head towards her a couple of times, and she asked again: "can I help you?" I said, I hope so. She said "sir you are going to have to tell me what you need"... SO I pointed to my temple and said, "I don't know, this just showed up about 5 hours ago, attached to a 60' flyline" She said, "does that have a hook in it?" I said, I sure hope so, or I was the best fisher in the world to bring trout in on a fly with no hook....

The Drs. cracked up and paraded me around the clinic to show it off. A quick clip with some dyke cutters, and it was out. The Dr. asked if it had been in a fish, and I told them that ya, it had been working real good, hated to loose the fly. They were concerned about bacteria infection, so gave a script of heavy antibotics, the biggest pain in the whole ordeal.

But I was lucky, gotta wear that eye protection.

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