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    Scotty MacFly
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    My son, bless his heart, is a senior in high school. I asked him if he had any thoughts on what he may want to be in the real world, and his reply was being an engineer. I first thought trains, who when as a child didn’t want to drive a train? I did. Still do. 😀

    But no, not trains. Then I thought maybe an engineer designing fly rods!!! 😀 😀 😀

    Nope. Dang it, there went my future Christmas wishes.

    He wants to become an environmental engineer. I said, “do what?” I asked him what in the world is that, and what do they do? I never heard of one. How does one engineer the environment? He said shaking his head in disbelief, like many do with me, and said that they build wind turbines, and green houses. I’m thinking that’s pretty neat. Then he said that he may even build a few dams……….again I said, “do what?”

    He’s grounded for life and I’m spending his college fund on top of the line fly rods. Who wants one?

    #7669

    Grsdlnr
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    Your son sounds all right to me. One of my cousins works for an environmental engineering firm – he’s done some real, tangible good for the planet and pretty well for himself as well.

    #7670

    Creek
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    That’s the future and he’ll do well. Even if Trump hasn’t figured that out. Your son has.

    #7671

    Scotty MacFly
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    Thanks guys for the uplifting words.

    I hope he’s able to capture his dream. I’d hate to see him in a job that’s not secure here in the states like manufacturing. I don’t like the idea of damming more rivers, and many of us are trying to stop the Poudre from being damned up. The other things, no problem. I couldn’t believe the wind farms I saw flying between Texas & Mexico. Right in the middle of nowhere. That didn’t make sense to me, but I don’t know anything about that stuff. All I know is I’d like to see I-25 cleaned up from Pueblo to Cheyenne, & trees planted along the highway instead of subdivisions. Man its ugly.

    #7672

    Creek
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    Dam = tailwater = big fish.

    #7673

    Scotty MacFly
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    Dam = tailwater = big fish = big crowds.

    That’s why I am preferring the creeks. Total solitude. Besides, tailwaters don’t only attract flyfishers. They will attract lure & bait fishermen as well. If rather catch 10 inch trout with solitude around me than a 25 inch trout with people casting over me and getting in the way of my backcasts and the beer guzzlers leaving their trash behind.

    I know, I’m going off the deep end, but you know I’m right. It will happen because its happening now. It’ll just get worse.

    #7674

    Creek
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    If you prefer creeks. Why worry about dams? Only beavers dam up creeks. :)

    They’re talking about damming up the Ark. I doubt it will happen, but if it does i’ll just fish above the dam. Probably just stick to creeks to be honest. Too many of those for man to screw them all up in my lifetime.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by  Creek.
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    #7677

    Scotty MacFly
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    There is a dam on Seaman reservoir which is off to the side of the Poudre, and it does flow into the river, but the river does not flow into it. That part of the river is called the Gateway Natural Area, and even though it’s a small area of the river you have to pay $7.00 to get in. I never seen anyone fish it, probably because it’s such a small area and you have river access all around it. Hmmm, makes me wonder if no one fishes there, it may be worth $7.00 to fish for a day.

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