Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North California
I have a belt-type that pops open in front I wear on the pontoon boat in moving water, and sometimes in larger still water where there might be boat traffic. If I know the wading is dicey, I'll wear it in moving water. Should do it more often as it's pretty unobtrusive. I almost always have a staff with me.
"Just googling, a report on drownings in Canada, with the highest number in the Fishing category." - Took a while to dig in to the stats, but there were 26 drownings of people "Fishing in water" in the 10 years '91 to '00 in Canada, all recreational fishing, 19 of them in rivers, presumably the key topic here. Many of this subset involved alchohol.
Not saying that a PFD isn't a great idea, but I'll borrow from an earlier point and wager that more than 19 recreational river fishermen died on the roads in Canada in those same 10 years...