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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    Yes, it was. I lived in Big Bear (7000ft) for a few years. It was nice as long as no forest fires were going on. (or earthquakes)

    I'm at 8000ft now and love it. People are really friendly and there's no crime in this town. The cops drive around looking bored.

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  3. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by old timer View Post
    The cops drive around looking bored.
    Those are the ones I worry about

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustneversleeps View Post
    Those are the ones I worry about
    Maybe thirty years ago for me. Now they just want to know if I’m lost.

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    I wave at them and they wave back.

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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    Quote Originally Posted by jzim View Post
    Look east. Harrrisonburg, Virginia. Middle of the Shenandoah Valley. Right between two national parks with good brookie fishing. Mossy Creek is a spring creek. Then there's Smith Creek, Beaver Creek. Wnat some smallmouth action. Try the Shenandoah River.
    Hey, Hey, Hey!!! Control yourself man! The only fish around the southeast are small or smaller. Some of our rivers are not even suitable for trout, or smallies because they flow upstream! The west is the best.

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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    I think, to qualify as a trout bum, you need to be on the water close to 300 days a year, and below the poverty line for the state you live in.
    At least that is my standard.
    Your results may differ.

    Jim

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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfly View Post
    I think, to qualify as a trout bum, you need to be on the water close to 300 days a year, and below the poverty line for the state you live in.
    At least that is my standard.
    Your results may differ.

    Jim
    I couldn't agree more! That's why I don't hope to be one. LOL!
    Larry


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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    I'm amazed at what old men will type about in their final years .
    Thread Killer

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    Nobody knows when it's their final years. Even you.

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    Default Re: Are there affordable trout-bum towns left?

    I'm always amazed what youths think they know....looking back on my extensive veiws of life, make me chuckle.
    Tahoe is not affordable except if you are a trustfunder...
    I could earn more by guiding more, but it would be selling my soul for rock and roll. And treating a good trout stream like they grow on trees, and that a fish is just a comodity...
    If you love what you do, you do it in a way that doesn't ruin it. I've ruined other loves...but, if you do commit to the path chosen it is very satisfying.
    Balance isn't taught in schools, just by many years of harsh testing of one's theories. I know a couple fishing greats that would like to talk about anything but fishing on their days off, and I know one who walked away completely.
    I live in, on, and around a great testing stream....almost every day year-round.
    And I have no family or morgage.
    My carbon foot print is very small.
    I'm happy with not achieving in the common sense. I am as close to being at one with water/trout as is possible, and that doesn't come easily or without cost. I live the life, not the "life style" sold to folks.....
    As another old timer alluded..
    You don't know when your time will come.....I lost a great young fishing buddy last year, a car got him while on a bike... When my time comes, I hope it's on the water...
    For now, I can still outfish most the lads/fish heros, all day long.
    See you on the water...


    Jim
    Last edited by Bigfly; 02-08-2019 at 09:36 PM.

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