We have all heard about folks losing gear to the water gods. Whether by accidentally dropping it or even turtling your yak. Everyone pays a price at some point. Since I started kayak fishing 3 years ago I was worried about losing my gear and money sinking down into the abyss so I started leashing almost everything or making sure it floats. I am extremely happy that I did that, because I finally turtled my kayak in a rapid. In 2 short, extremely fast seconds, I was riding high and then swimming trying to save my gear. Chris Funk was surprisingly fast and caught this great image! Thankfully my gear was stored in my crate but as I righted my kayak my crate lid opened up and my gear started to come out. I grabbed everything that I could see, most which floated, but lost two boxs. All my jigs and spinners sank fast. Thankfully, since my rods and crate were leashed they stayed on the yak and my measuring board and water bottle floated. But remember folks, you never know when it’ll happen. Whether from a rapid, a boat wake, or a quick movement on your part you are bound to eventually go for a swim. Dress for it and leash your gear!