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Trolling for material: River Superstitions

I'm thinking about writing something about river superstitions and, naturally, I knew that I should start here. I'm happy to entertain everything from actual river lore to your own weird OCD rituals. As I always, I can't promise I'll include yours, but I will promise to "try" and put something entertaining together.

Thanks in advance for any ideas...

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Does anybody else believe that small black oblong rocks are really bad luck?

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Never say the "W" word out loud!

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Never say the "W" word out loud!

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I agree. That which is not named cannot be summoned.
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Always run the dish line with the current. Dirty upstream thru the line and clean downstream. Helps dishes flow faster.

I always lock up my dry boxes overnight.

I try and point my toes downstream when in camp sleeping for the night.

A river otter sighting is very good luck.
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Straps need to match, same size/color strap in symmetrical location, otherwise the birds wont mate
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Wish everyone "Good run" before a rapid of significance.
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When I first started guiding on the bigger rivers I became convinced that the reason I hadn't flipped was because I had chew in for all the bigger drops that could flip you. So I had to re-up before I ran anything. So dumb. This led to me forgetting one time until entering the rapid so I quickly dropped the oars to bang some dip in and I nearly blew the line because I wasn't rowing. Then I figured out that I would rather flip and have my face intact more than having face cancer. Thank God.

I still always, always, always put on my left boot first when going snowboarding. I once forgot and took off my right boot to put on the left one first. And I had a great day, so it must have worked.
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On overnight or multi day trips.......always take a big gun loaded for bear. If you have one....you'll never see one.
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Brush your teeth before you launch.
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Always thank the "River God" before and after a trip or anytime you think, he gave you a little extra help. If you look out, the tent in the morning and the first thing you see is your tent, in the distance, keep crawling and don't look back, you might be identified, where all asses look the same.
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