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  • #6373

    Scotty MacFly
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    Some of us got a three day weekend. Has anyone been able to get out and fish?

    #6379

    Grsdlnr
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    Fish? I live in the desert – what is this “fish” of which you speak? 😉

    Being retired, I can now go fishing when the crowds don’t. The downside is aged joints that can’t take the physically taxing rivers any more.

    #6382

    Scotty MacFly
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    I am really seriously beginning to think that I am the only person on this forum who isn’t retired. Or on any forum I belong to.

    Grs, I don’t know how you do it having to drive as far as you do for good trout fishing. What was it, 3hrs. or something like that?

    #6383

    Grsdlnr
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    Good by my definition – more like 8 hours of windshield time. I’d move if it were possible, but right now it’s not an option.

    There’s put-and-take impoundments locally, a few so-so streams about 90 to 100 miles. I rarely bother with either anymore – better to save my $$$ and take a week or more somewhere that’s worth the trip. Planning a couple of weeks in N. NM and southern CO again for July, and early Sept through first week of Oct back East – Adirondacks, Catskills, PA spring creeks and if I’m lucky an early-run GL steelhead. Guess that’s how I manage – just have to suck it up in between trips.

    #6388

    partsman
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    I’m retired, but had to get another job to support this habit, and really get by. And I got to work this weekend including Monday. But I wont go anywhere near a trout stream on the weekend or holiday here in Michgan, between canoers bait fishermen and out of staters its not worth the aggravation. I just take my days off during the week and enjoy the solitude. I retired at 49 from GM so no big deal, I hated it there and they were closing that plant, I’m a GM gypsy and had enough, 30 and out for me.
    Mike.

    #6390

    Scotty MacFly
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    I feel sorry for people who have retired and have to still work to make ends meet, or to be able to afford their medication if needed. I believe our senior citizens are getting a bum steer.

    To be able to retire early like you did partsman, and make it through without having to work would be awesome.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by  Scotty MacFly.
    #6393

    partsman
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    Your right Scotty, many seniors who worked hard all there life and paid taxes out the rearend to support those who cant or wont work get screwed. I’m actually lucky, I will be 60 next month, but I have good health and a wonderful wife who has also worked very hard for many years in our local district. My job at our local ace hardware has allowed me to buy some really sweet rods and lots of nice equipment and fly tying materials. I’m not complaining, but really I think retirement may be a thing of the past. Not like my parents or grandparents who had a places up north or down on the White River in Arkansas. Dylan was right the times are a changing not so much for the better I’m afraid. But all we can do is the best of gets handed to us and try to make things better. I never would of thought that after I retired from GM I would have to get another job just to be able to drive up north once a week, but there it is. Oh well I’m thankful I can do it, and I’m having the time of my life at least one day a week!

    #6394

    Creek
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    Not me. Retired to me means not working. Otherwise, you just traded a good job for a lousy job and less money.

    I don’t need a better rod. I need to fish everyday and hunt during hunting season. I need to do as I please and not answer to anybody. I had enough bosses in my life. Now i’m the boss.

    #6395

    Scotty MacFly
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    Retirement can be a word I can delete out of my limited vocabulary.

    I don’t see retirement happening for me.

    #6396

    Grsdlnr
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    Retired to me means not working. Otherwise, you just traded a good job for a lousy job and less money.

    Words to live by. Time is the ultimate luxury – we can always make more money (maybe not as much as we’d like) but no one can make more time.

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