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cjac

Quick tip to share at my expense from last week....

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Hey,

Quick tip to share again...... throw a couple band-aids in the boat/gear box. I have some in mine but I fished out of another boat on Saturday.

I managed to stick my finger with a hook tip, nothing major but in the cold and wet air I couldn't get it to stop bleeding. I probably lost a good 1/2 hour trying to get it to stop.

Before the wise cracks come in from the peanut gallery....no, I'm not a wuss! I just don't want blood all over the cork, clothes, carpet (again, not my boat), etc. I bought another box of kid's camo band aids though so I'd still look "tough"!

If I save you a 1/2 hour of lost time as a result you can thank me later! wink

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Good tip cjac. I might add in there some medical tape as well. I got two nasty cuts this year while releasing fish. Band-aids are nice, but for the really deep nasty cuts, you will need something to keep more pressure. Having tape in the boat saved me a lot of blood and allowed me to fish just a little longer at least on one of the occasions. The second time required me to quit fishing for the day and receive some medical attention from a professional.

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Don't let the bleeding stop you from fishing. The upper grip on one of my spinning rods is noticeably blood stained. I am to fishing what my dad is to fixing cars; there will always be something that draws blood. I probably should carry band-aids, but I hate how they hinder your dexterity. Blood however is sticky and gives you a little better grip on the rod.

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I have a styptic pencil in my tackle box,rub it on the cut and it usually helps stop bleeding if it's not to deep. Available at most drug stores. S

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I keep a first aid kit with my release tools, all in 1 box. Jump in someone else's boat, it all comes with easily and quickly. Several incidents of endless bleeding this year made me put it together...

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Several incidents of endless bleeding this year made me put it together...

I can attest to this - a fish I caught cut Jeff's casting thumb bad enought to keep him out of the water for a good half hour.

I'm also a fan of super glue and at least one "cleanish" rag.

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