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#7269489 - 01/04/13 07:11 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: troutfly]
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 15284
Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
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Why not combine high country trout with an elk hunt?


I typically do, but elk get most of the time unless I tag out early. Still after taggin out I'll burn the days scouting new country and finding new ways into old country.

Wyoming is kind enough to toss in a fishing license with their non resident elk tags and I often thank them profusely for that thought.

Last October a couple days before the season opened.


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#7269631 - 01/04/13 07:36 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: 1minute]
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Registered: 09/15/06
Posts: 2676
Loc: SE Alberta
Nice!
When I'm hunting the foothills or mountains, I try and find a coffee or lunch break along side a creek, break out the travel rod and relax with my rifle close by of course.
If I were to move to the US, Wyoming would be my first choice.

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#7272110 - 01/05/13 01:40 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: troutfly]
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Registered: 05/21/01
Posts: 4641
Loc: Reston, VA, USA
The fourth stage IMO is when you go purist in terms of method -- be it dry fly, wets, nymphing, midges, streamers or whatever -- to the exclusion of the others and perfect your related tactics, casting, and management of hooked fish as much as you can. High dollar tackle may not guarntee success but high quality in terms of function, durability, reliability, and suitablity to your style of fishing is required. Masterimng all the methods and tackle and learning to use them appropriately in the right conditions is the 5th stage. Then, you can go to golf.

1B



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#7272902 - 01/05/13 05:10 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: 1B]
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 15284
Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
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Then, you can go to golf


A newly retired friend was considering golf and went to discuss the deal with an avid golfer. That gentleman asked if my friend was happy and he responded in the affirmative.

His advice was to forget about golf.
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#7279499 - 01/07/13 06:40 AM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: fish head]
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 4000
Loc: State of Jefferson
Originally Posted By: fish head
Yep. It's when you get just as much, or more, enjoyment in helping others catch fish as catching one yourself.

That's what I liked about guiding. Got to where I'd just about as soon row the boat and put people on fish as catch one myself. "Just about." smile

On the other hand, after a few days of 32 degree mixed rain and snow going down the back of my neck, the pluses of a desk job become a bit ... clearer.

Tom
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#7286173 - 01/08/13 02:14 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: T_O_M]
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Registered: 01/28/01
Posts: 15284
Loc: Burns/Hines, Oregon, USA
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That's what I liked about guiding.


At times, I take friends or newbies on hunting of fishing trips in essentially a guide role. No cash is involved, as it's mostly a desire on my part to simply get out there. Still though, I'm the local knowledge.

The stress, however, of wanting to produce for them is near unbearable. There's no way I could handle it at several hundred $$$ a day.
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#7300146 - 01/11/13 04:22 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: 1minute]
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 4000
Loc: State of Jefferson
Y' have to decide what you're selling and how to measure whether you're delivering it. Then you have to believe in that choice.

My view was that, since 95% of my business was repeat customers, what I was producing was happy people and how I measured it was if they booked me again next year.
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#7323596 - 01/16/13 07:41 PM Re: New experience why did I wait so long? [Re: T_O_M]
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 4208
Loc: Washington - dry side
Pretty cool attitude. I like that.

BTW - to the OP, my dad is 85 and still an enthusiastic fly fisherman, particularly for salmon!

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