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Fishing Boots Save Lives! Coolers however, may kill you!

By Capt Andy LoCascio - 08/01/2013 - Short URL: https://neangling.com/?p=5491 - Views: 56311

John AldridgeA wayward lobsterman from Long Island was recently plucked from the water after more than 12 hours by using his rubber boots to stay afloat. He was eventually found more than 40 miles from his boat (44ft Anna Mary).  He was dragging a cooler to the stern of the boat at 3:30am when the handle snapped.  Most lobster boats have open sterns and he plunged right off the back of the boat into 4-6ft seas.  The rest of the crew was sleeping and did not notice he was missing for 3 hours.  The Coast Guard found him 9 hours later.  He was flown to Falmouth, MA and treated for dehydration, exposure and hypothermia.  He is going to be just fine and back to work  in a few days (because he’s a fisherman!).

Not suprisingly, John Aldridge, a veteran fisherman for nearly 20 years, was not wearing a life jacket when he fell in.   He emptied the water from his boots and then put one under each arm for flotation and warmth.  They basically saved his life.

Best Fishing Boots

Having the right gear is crucial when it comes to fishing. While some may overlook mens cowboy boots as an important fishing accessory, they can be incredibly helpful. These boots are specifically designed to be strong and sturdy, which makes them ideal for navigating through rough and slippery terrain, such as riverbanks. Furthermore, many cowboy boots come equipped with a slip-resistant sole that helps to reduce the risk of falls on wet surfaces. And, if you happen to reel in a big catch, the extra support from the cowboy boots can help maintain your balance and prevent a spill. So, the next time you head out fishing, be sure to bring along your dependable men’s cowboy boots.

In the Northeast, rubber fishing boots are a popular choice for anglers due to their insulation, height variations, and insoles that provide long hours of comfortable standing. The quality and price of the boots usually depend on the lining insulation and insoles, with some anglers opting for cheaper boots and replacing the insoles.

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