I am going to make tonight’s post short. I popped my hamstring this morning when I was guiding. My foot slipped on a mossy rock, I did a front to back split, and I felt my right hammy go pop. I swallowed 3 Aleve, gritted my teeth, and ground on for 5 more hours, putting my clients onto a mess of fish. I even managed to catch a few while teaching/demonstrating- including on the last cast of the day. My leg hurts like hell, but today was a good day.
I even had the opportunity to put the Gerber Strong Arm to use. I have been carrying it for a couple of trips, but it mostly stayed in the sheath. Today I used it for both slicing my tomatoes at lunch, and for some streamside branch removal to retrieve some snagged flies.
I am coming to discover that the Gerber Strong Arm has wonderful culinary manners. I have already put it to use making pickles and processing garden produce. Today I sliced a homegrown tomato at lunch and it did a fantastic job, tracking nicely and creating even slices.
That isn’t to say that the Strong Arm doesn’t live up to its name. It proved able when called upon to cut down a branch to retrieve some snagged flies. I bent down a couple of branches and sliced at the wood. The Strong Arm sheared away thick slices of wood, until the branches came down. I also cleared a couple of fallen branches from the trail.
The Gerber Strong Arm is proving to be a capable knife. I will keep the updates coming.