Umbrellas in Thunder

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preston mon

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Hi, Is it safe to put your umbrella up in the thunder or is it best just to stick on the waterproots?

Thanks stu
 

pole addict

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I know you can get golf brollies that are safe to use in thunderstorms.
Not sure about fishing brollies though [?]
 

nutmeg

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no problems at all in thunder its the lightning thats the problem :)
 

cyril

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you have got as much chance of being hit under an umbrella as you have if you wernt under one ,so i would put one up, if the weather got worse i would pack up an go home, i fished an afternoon match on a small water in the middle of a thunder storm that lasted the hole of the match .....i kacked me self a few times not good lol[:D][:D] never again[:W]
 

bloomer

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the rods and or pole are the big risk items in a thunderstorm, you do not want to be waggling them around if the storm is anywhere close...
 

floatfisher

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If there's thunder and lightning about I pack up and go home sharpish. Sitting by the water with a metal brolly pole stuck up next to you and a long piece of carbon fibre sticking out in front of you makes you probably the most attractive lightning conductor for miles around. No fish is worth risking your life for IMHO.
 

Frontdrag

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Originally posted by nutmeg

no problems at all in thunder its the lightning thats the problem :)
KA-POW yeah and the only problem is the electric comes first [:D]
 
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