Fly Fishing Cures All Pain, Especially Cankles I had injured my ankle in a soccer game and was in a quite a bit of pain when I got a text from fellow guide, Tim Jenkins. He said he was thinking about going fishing and invited me to come along. I had been on my couch icing my ankle being tortured by all the fishporn on Facebook. I told Tim that I was injured and couldn’t wade any river for a while. He suggested we fish a lake and even offered to bring a chair for me. How could I turn down that offer? We had decided to meet up early in the morning to make the two hour trek. With our busy schedules we don’t get to fish much together so this was fun to be able to get away for a day and forget about work and other stresses of life. It was also a good time for us to talk about the upcoming guide season and our Tacky fly boxes. We have been working tirelessly on getting these boxes to market since October. Ultimately, we just made this fishing trip a “business” trip.
After a couple of hours my ankle began to hurt and the pain killers weren’t working. The next fish I caught I decided to step into the water and see if that would help with the pain and swelling. I stepped into the water and immediately took a deep breath. It was cold!!!!! It actually felt really good though. After about two minutes I was ready to get out. We caught and missed several more fish and decided that we had already had a great day on the water and decided to go check out another lake on our way home. It didn’t take Tim long to hook into a fish shortly after arriving at the next lake. Fish were cruising the shoreline but decided after a while they weren’t interested in anything else we had.
With my foot elevated on Tim’s dash we decided we had already had a great day and headed home. It was good to get out and at least fish for a few hours. I didn’t think I would be able to fish again for a while but Tim made it possible. Thanks Tim!!!!]]>