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

    Quote Originally Posted by old timer View Post
    Nobody knows when it's their final years. Even you.
    Oh yes , I'm in my final years , I know this for certain . This will most probably be my last fishing season so I'm going to make it , well , special .
    Thread Killer

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfly View Post
    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
    Jim: Well said!
    Larry


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    Quote Originally Posted by jangles View Post
    Oh yes , I'm in my final years , I know this for certain . This will most probably be my last fishing season so I'm going to make it , well , special .
    I feel the same way jangles. Let's hope we're both wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by srock View Post
    This whole thread, while amusing, reminds me of one of Yogi Berra’s famous sayings about a particular restaurant. The restaurant used to be really good, but everybody goes there now. The problem is that if you do live in a nifty, affordable trout fishing town, advertising it, getting more people to come, etc., will eventually ruin it. So, my suggestion is that everyone should move to Pinedale, Wyoming. The Midwest has no fish or affordable towns and the air is stank. Stay west and enjoy the best. SR
    I believe the quote was: "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

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

    Leaving "bum" and "affordable" aside, I know of three towns that refer to themselves as Fishing Towns. One is Roscoe, NY, "Trout Town USA" the billboard says on rt.17. It is on the confluence of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc, Juncton Pool is home to the Beomoc, a two headed very substantial brown who can never decide with fork to take.

    Craig, MT is surly the Western Trout Town. It has no traffic light, 1 stop sign and three fly shops.

    Islamorada, FL's slogan is "A quaint drinking town with a serious fishing problem". More boats are registered there tahn any other county in the World.

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

    Gunnison,the taylor,east and Gunnison rivers.

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

    Wherever you go, there you are.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by karstopo View Post
    I don't know if this is true or not, but when I fished there at Pleasure Park (14 miles east of Delta) one of the guides told me that Delta County is the poorest in Colorado.
    I was curious about this so I did a search and Delta County isn't on the 10 ten poorest:
    Here Are The 10 Poorest Counties In Colorado
    Larry


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    I read an article in 2017 in the Post that said housing cost had risen 58% since 2009 in Denver. I think one could make an argument at this point that this is immoral what's happening. Taking conservative numbers, I'd need to make 3x my current wages, which aren't all that bad (well above national average) to buy a home. So who the hell is buying these houses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dillon View Post
    Just what is a trout bum, anyway? I've never thought of myself as one, but I know people that proclaim to be one, and they fish less than I do. My eyes roll back, when I hear the term...
    I could be wrong, but I think the term was popularized by Gierach's 86 book TROUT BUM. I could be wrong.

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