The latest how-to video from Ben Sittig, a.k.a Huge Fly Fisherman, is about an evergreen safety topic. Anyone who spends a good amount of time on the water has gone for a swim and has seen other anglers doing things they shouldn’t be doing. As usual, the presentation is humorous and snarky, but the information is spot on. To be a good wader, you need to know how to place your feet on each step, how to position yourself in relation to the current, and–most important–be aware of your own limitations.
I remember several times in my youth when I got myself into trouble because of overconfidence. It usually didn’t end well. I now err on the side of caution, and I don’t feel as if it costs me any fishing shots.