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River: South Platte - Cheesman Canyon

So what happens to those boots in the river?

Post By: fishingBB      Posted: 7/31/2019 9:23:54 PM     Points: 170    
So after having my trolling motor "walk away" at Cherry Creek a few weeks back, I was out fishing Chesseman this last weekend and at one point, left my spot to look for a spot to cross. I came around a boulder and saw a guy in the middle of the rapids clutching his dog and a log. His girlfriend/wife was trying to help him but he was too far and he couldn't get to shore without being swept into the rapids. I ran over and long story short, I took my waders off and fed him the end with a stick, then she grabbed me and we pulled him and the dog in. Everyone was safe in the end. Seems the dog decided to wade out a bit too far and got swept away and he dove in after her.

The bummer, in taking off my waders, one fell into the river and got swept downstream. The girlfriend/wife asked after if I wanted help looking for my shoe, I just chuckled and said "it's long gone".

So what happens to them? Do they sink? Wash up on shore? Get caught in a screen somewhere?

 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 7/31/2019 9:45:51 PM     Points: 2825
Any one of these things could happen depending on the conditions. Best bet is to search downstream from where you lost it. Who knows, you might even find it. Wish I could narrow it down further, but there are too many variables. Good luck.

P.S. it was a good and noble thing you did. Karma will smile on you Iím sure!
 Reply by: skunkmaster      Posted: 8/1/2019 8:51:54 AM     Points: 1040
Kudos to you for your good deed. One might think they would have offered to buy you another pair of boots. How was the hike out with only one boot, by the way?
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 8/1/2019 11:10:46 AM     Points: 9171
A famous person once said "Let no good deed go unpunished"' this is a classic example of that. You did the right thing so good on you.
 Reply by: brookieflyfisher      Posted: 8/1/2019 6:33:43 PM     Points: 6196
Like Ski says it depends a lot on the river, the place where the object was lost, and the object itself.

When I've dropped stuff in the river, I've usually been surprised at how quickly things attach themselves to the bottom. When I'm lucky enough to recover the item I dropped, it's usually well upstream of where I thought it would be.
 Reply by: fishingBB      Posted: 8/1/2019 7:22:25 PM     Points: 170
Thanks for the kind words all! The flow was high so I didn't even know where to start looking! A pair of washing boots was a small cost to help someone out. The couple seemed fairly in shock after the ordeal, I was just glad I decided to move when I did.
Well, of anyone finds a korkers not at cheeseman, give me a shout!
 Reply by: Luke the Dog      Posted: 8/5/2019 9:23:26 AM     Points: 37
I've never found a boot, but I have found a bunch of those removable Korkers soles...
 Reply by: fishingBB      Posted: 8/10/2019 4:43:43 PM     Points: 170
Lol, is rather replaced a set of those!
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