Lightning Vs. Kayak

Be careful where you kayak. That’s the lesson learned by Carter Simcoe when he got the notion to paddle his kayak out for some fly fishing near one of Louisana’s nearshore oil rigs. “Funny how a little static in the air can turn a fly rod into a lightning rod. I did the only thing I could think to do: snatch the rod and throw it overboard. It wasn’t a moment too soon. The closest strike yet thudded nearby, rattling my chest and scorching the air with the smell of a large electrical short, like a blown transformer.” On

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