More than once I've been asked when I post a photo of the Goertzen Fly Fishing Lanyard what the whistle is for? I'm always a little bit surprised to be asked this since it seems almost elementary that it's for safety. I've been carrying a whistle with my fly gear for years since I just never know what might happen during a day on the water. If you can't be heard...then you can't be rescued.
Now, I'll also a bit sheepishly admit that the whistle has been used a few times to alert a friend of my fly rod being doubled over under the weight of a large fish...but who wouldn't...right?
Lately I've been carrying an Outside Media (Thanks Hilary) Whistles For Life whistle and really impressed with the function and ease of use. I am also really excited since Whistles For Life have signed on as a Fishy Kid gear sponsor and are making up a batch of Fishy Kid logoed whistles to use as prizes.
So...still wonder why I carry a whistle? Do you carry one? Will you now?