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Fishing - It Keeps me going until I RE
Old 06-07-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
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Fishing - It Keeps me going until I RE

I know a few of you fish. When I'm retired (in 6 months), I plan to do a lot more of it. Living in upstate NY, you are limited to about 6-7 months of the year (unless you ice fish ) This time of year is prime time. Yesterday was a bit cool- the high was around 70. Sunny - all in all a great day. After w***, I went fly fishing on a local creek. When I got to the stream, I could see trout rising everywhere. There were caddis and mayfiles coming off and in the air. I had a size 14 parachute light cahill that was pretty close in size to the sulphurs that are always around this time of year. The trout loved it. In less than 2 hours, I caught 8 browns - 6 little stocked fish and 2 16 inch, beautifully colored holdovers. I lost 2 more big ones because I tried to horse them in. I had a great time. I'm going again tonight. For a fly fisherman, this is about as good as it gets.

If you're a fly fisherman, you know what I'm talking about. W*** isn't much fun right now. I guess that's obvious since I'm typing this at w***. It's days like this that keep me going until I RE at the end of the year.

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Fishing - It Keeps me going until I RE
Old 06-07-2007, 11:09 AM   #2
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Even though I don't get to go as often as I like - Trout fishing is one of my favorite stress busting activities. I live near a trout stream that is stocked mostly with rainbows. Put on some waders and it's a great way to stay cool on the 90 degree days such as we are having this week.

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Old 06-07-2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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I'm just starting to explore fly fishing. I went once in Montana and recently in South Carolina while on vacation. This summer I am stopping in for 2 days on Henry's Lake, Idaho for some flying, along with Glacier NP and Yellowstone. I love the pace of it and the scenery.

I also like to head out to the gulf stream from Cape Hatteras, NC. I went in May where we caught Tuna and Mahi. Going out there again in 2 weeks.

Can't wait. Life is good.
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