STOVEPIPE PANTS SAVE FISHERMEN FROM SNAKES (Aug, 1933)

STOVEPIPE PANTS SAVE FISHERMEN FROM SNAKES
So richly stocked with fish is the Deschutes River, in central Oregon, that sportsmen facetiously say one must hide behind a tree to bait a hook. Unhappily, the region also abounds in rattlesnakes. To invade this angler’s paradise in safety, fishermen have adopted the ingenious expedient of donning tin pants fashioned from stovepipes, as seen in the photograph at the left. The metal leggings are reported to have proved successful in protecting the fishermen from the fangs of rattlers.

3 comments
  1. Bob says: January 17, 20087:16 am

    Don’t sit down!

  2. Stannous says: January 17, 20085:59 pm

    Isn’t this how the Tin Woodman got started?

  3. Rick Auricchio says: January 18, 20089:11 pm

    I suppose if you’re desperate to fish…

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