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View Poll Results: Would you fish in an indoor created river system?
Yes 8 40.00%
No 8 40.00%
Maybe, if the weather was extreme 4 20.00%
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:14 PM
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Thanks for the feedback Frank! A casting pool is a great idea! And yes, lessons would be on site for the younger kids that want to get into the sport. Free of charge mind you.
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I don't think an indoor river system for fishing would be very cost effective. Your operating expense would definitely out weigh your revenue causing negative profits (especially if you charge and want to make it affordable). It would basically be like fishing in a fish tank. Where is the fun in that?

I live in a big city and my friends and I always have places to fly fish. Challenging to cast in but that is the fun part.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Mike! There would definitely have to be a lot of research to put into this before it would ever be put into motion. It wouldn't be a way of "getting rich", but of course it would need to pay the bills. The main point would be to open a family fishing recreation center for people in the northern states who may not otherwise be outside doing the outdoor activities in the winter. Thanks for the feedback.
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Thanks Mike! There would definitely have to be a lot of research to put into this before it would ever be put into motion. It wouldn't be a way of "getting rich", but of course it would need to pay the bills. The main point would be to open a family fishing recreation center for people in the northern states who may not otherwise be outside doing the outdoor activities in the winter. Thanks for the feedback.

I think Northern WI, MN, Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire are the only states I can think of where you cannot do much outdoor fishing in winter unless you are into ice fishing.
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I doubt I would fish indoors. One of the things that attracts me to fly fishing is the connection with nature. I like being outdoors - rain, snow, whatever, I simply like being outdoors. This is probably because my work requires me to sit indoors all day and often into the evening (and do more paperwork at home). Thus, when I have time for recreation, the last thing I want to do is stay inside.
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Old 12-15-2008, 07:36 PM
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I agree with you for the most part Mike. We can have some pretty devastating winters up here in Cleveland though.

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I can completely understand where you're coming from. I too have an office job and I'm in there all day. That's why in the warmer months, when work's over, I'm out there everyday. I love to be in nature. Now take that nature, chop off 75 degrees, remove all of the foliage, and gimme just a tad of frostbite, and I don't know if I'd think twice about heading indoors. Ha. Just my take on it. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:38 PM
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I live in Chicago, last night there was an ice storm. Tell me about it.
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well first off I think its an idea that sounds good in some aspects, but I think like others you would have to spend way more money then you could recoup in the first couple years just to get going, then op expenses to keep the water moveing and the right temp would be big not to mention stocking and other things.
I think most people taht would have the money to pay what you would have to charge (jsut to stay afloat) would probaly have enough money to head south to fish in the winter. Now maybe you have some thoughts and info I dont have, if you find you may be able to do it i say go for it.
I dont think I would ever fish indoors, I think being in nature is alot of fishing. i may pay for a an hour to cast a new rod I got for christmas or a new rod I am thinking about trying, but that would be about it.
Do your research and if you think it will work go for it , you'll never live if you dont dream and I would hate to die with out tryimng at least once to live a dream.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:00 PM
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I like the idea of having a place in the winter that is big enough to practice casting. A good plan could be, you buy a warehouse use half of space for your casting/casting pool idea and the other half as let's say boat storage or lease it out. Your cash flows will improve that way.

I would love a place to practice casting in the winter and meet up with others and exchange ideas and such and techniques.
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:40 PM
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I am with John here in Salt Lake, and while I do fish year round, there are weeks that it is just to cold. I start having withdrawls seriously.
So bad I play pool, go bowling, but I am a game junkie also.
I use to Bow shoot at an indoor building and it was fun.....I think an indoor river/pool whatever with put and take fish, and maybe some trees and a little landscaping could be fantastic. Use it part time as a photo gallery LOL
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