Fishing Story: Battle
with a Pike in Northern Ontario
I bought a little bottle of your
Miracle Glue at a gun show in Portland back in June thinking from the
demonstration that it would be a good thing to have when I was out
hunting and fishing for all those instant repairs that seem to always
come up. Well, it ends up that your little glue saved my trip. I would
say life, but that would be a little too dramatic.
I was on a solo fly-in canoe trip to
Quetico Provincial Forrest in Northern Ontario far north of the
Minnesota Boundary Waters Canoe Area. I've been told many times I am
crazy for flying in hundreds of miles alone and far from no where and
no body, but sometimes I just feel like being alone with nature to get
my world back in perspective. I grew up in such places so I feel
totally confident of my abilities and besides, the fishing is great
and the bears scare easily.
I am four days out on a 10 day trip and
spin casting a reed bed for trophy Northern's. My lure gets hit like a
freight train and I finally fight the monster into my canoe. I am
trying to snap a quick arms length picture to record the moment and
release the trophy when the fish jerks out of my hand which is holding
him by the gills and begins to go nuts in the bottom of the canoe.
Things happen very quickly. I yank out the pliers and manage to get
the lure out and as I am trying to settle the fish to release it I go
to make my grab and it grabs me instead by the hand.
I manage to hold it by the gills and
twist my hand out (not fun, easy or pretty but luckily I had on heavy
leather gloves) but now the fish is all tangled in my heavy line and
all I want is this sucker out of my canoe. I yank out my filet knife
and go to cut the back side of the line to toss it overboard. Just as
I go to cut the line the fish thrashes out of my hand landing on my
other hand forcing the filet knife across my left thigh and I can tell
I've been cut pretty bad right away. Screw the fish, I bang him on the
head with the handle of the boat oar and head back to camp. (I ate my
fill and left his huge head on a broken limb of a pine tree.)
When I get there I take a peak and
there is a nice 7" long deep slice right down the top of my
thigh. Luckily, I keep my filet knife razor sharp so it is a clean
straight cut. I am not relishing the thought consuming my weeks
whiskey stock, boiling fishing line and doing a hand sew job on my
leg. I remember reading something about medical use of glue and figure
it is worth a try before a hack job self suturing.
I take out the Miracle Glue I bought,
clean up the wound area, dab it as dry as I can and then slowly glue
the wound shut using some hemostats I use for removing hooks. It
worked nicely and held the wound together. I dabbed some more and
finished until the bleeding stopped. I waited and then added a thin
line seal when done for extra hold. After, I covered it with gauze and
kept it covered the rest of the trip. The wound didn't get very
infected and after the glue came off I just put an antiseptic cream on
it for several days and even that went away.
Great job with the glue, feel free to
send me some more.
purchase Miracle Glue here.