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7 Fishing First Aid Hazards (and What to Do)

By Ben Lerman on 7/18/18 8:35 AM


Photo from NOLS Alaska

You’re enjoying a beautiful day at your local fishing spot. Fish are rising everywhere and you’ve hooked three big brook trout already. But your day can easily take a turn if you accidentally walk through a patch of poison oak. Or get stung by a wasp. Or slip on the rocky shore.
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Topics: wilderness medicine, first aid, Wilderness First Aid, fishing

What to Do When You Hook Yourself: Removing a Fishhook

By Ben Lerman on 3/14/18 10:55 AM


Photo by Brad Christensen.

It's the first fair-weather Saturday of the month. Most people are sleeping in—but not you. It’s time to fish!

Typically, you fish a barbless fly because you know it's easier to get the hook out of the fish’s mouth, but today you and your buddy are trying to catch your limit for a fish-fry later. You choose an obnoxiously large streamer with the biggest, nastiest, barb you have in your fly-box.

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Topics: wilderness medicine, Wilderness First Aid, fishing

Excellent EB for the good of the river

By Casey Adams on 4/23/12 10:25 AM

Friday brought beautiful weather and buses full of eager Lander Middle School students to the banks of the Little Popo Agie River, where they practiced expedition behavior and developed their environmental ethic.

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Topics: NOLS, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, willows, Popo Agie River, Trout Unlimited, Lander MIddle School, Popo Agie Conservation District, TU, fish, Red Canyon River Stabilization, Environmental Stewardship, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Popo Agie Anglers, fishing