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Carrying while fishing?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Knifedaddy, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. Knifedaddy

    Knifedaddy

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    Do you do it? Is it worth it if you fall in a stream or lake?
     
  2. WalterGA

    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    I even carry while bicycling. Sure, I carry when fishing. If you're using a proper holster, what difference does it make if you fall in??
     

  3. noway

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    yes and if you fall in, just clean your gun when you get home.

    I had my glock fall in once , while fishing. The continous bending and such activities cause my glock to push up from the holster ( uncle mike's IWB ) . One fatal bend over near the edge of the canal cause my glock to come out with a splash.

    I had to go into about 2-3ft of water to retrieve pistol. Other than being embrassed, no harm was done. If this was in deeper waters, a lake or ocean, I would suspect I would just have to leave it their and write it off as a lost.

    btw: since that incident, I've purchase a fanny/waist pack. Alot more secure and provide more movement for the typical outdoor fisherman type. ;f
     
  4. Knifedaddy

    Knifedaddy

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    Good idea, I suspect there might be waterproof ones to check out....
     
  5. git_r_dun0405

    git_r_dun0405 5FDP

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    I carrying everywhere I go.
     
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    noway

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    {Good idea, I suspect there might be waterproof ones to check out....}

    don't think they ( fanny pack ) are water proof, but the glock doesn't mind a few dunkings into water either. I took the gun home field-strip it and spray the bottom half with gun scrubber and relube everything. ;f
     
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    I carry all the time while fishing here in central Washington State. There's alot of small remote lakes and ponds that take a short hike. Mostly a fanny pack....sometimes a holster. IMO, a fisherman with a fanny pack isn't as obvious.
     
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    I carried a few weeks ago on a canoe trip. Fell in twice (it's been a long time since I've done any white water).

    Glock 36 was in a fanny pack. Dried it off when we got back to camp. Detail stripped and lubed it 2 days later when I got home.
     
  9. AJE

    AJE Sometimes grumpy, not old

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    I guess you have to keep the jet-skiers away somehow.
     
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    WalterGA Millennium Member

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    If you're carrying a piece that's not "waterproof", then maybe you should consider a Glock.
     
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    I always carry when fishing....You be surprised how many snakes i've seen near the water^^
     
  12. Rhinodo99

    Rhinodo99 Chilly Willy

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    I carry whenever and wherever I legally can. You never know.
     
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    Michigun Miss Michigan?

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    Another good reason to go with a kydex holster instead of a leather holster! ^c

    (FYI, I carry while waterfowl hunting.)
     
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    I carry while waterfowl hunting also. It's called Benelli M1 field 12ga

    Why mess around with a handgun when you ALWAYS have a shotgun close by.
    ;f
     
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    One of the main reasons I bought a Glock was it's light weight so I'd be more likely to carry when doing activities like fishing. Whenever my wife and I go camping and fishing in Northern Maine we both carry. I know she's safe back at the tent site when she's got a G23 in her fanny pack. You'd be surprised how people act when they do drugs or drink too much in the backcountry. Better to be safe than sorry.;c
     
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    TheSniper Projectile Mgr.

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    Anytime,everywhere...My glock doesnt care if I fall or it gets wet.;f ;c
     
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    I carry when fishing and or canoeing. I always make sure it's a Glock though in case I fall in, don't have to worry about rust ;)
     
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    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    For those in Cali who don't have a CCW - here is some useful info:

    (the following is part of a list of exemptions from the prohibitions of carrying/transporting weapons)

     
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    So I'm OK to CCW in downtown LA as long as I have a fishing license, carry fishing rod, and wear my chest waders?
     
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    Is this pretty much true for most states?