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Old 06-26-2014, 10:41 AM
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To paraphrase and borrow a famous quote:

"Its cheaper than Psychiatry..."
Ray pretty much hit the nail on the head!

Growing up in the middle of nowhere in MA, there were a ton of small streams around where I lived. Fishing the small remote streams in AZ where there is not another person in sight brings back the time I enjoyed when I was a kid and my playstation/Nintendo was the woods around me and my controller was the root I found that looked like a gun!
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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There are ski bums, beach bums, and trout bums etc.
Its easy to convert from one to another.

They all invoke a closer relationship to nature.
Everyone needs that closeness or escape.
We do it in beautiful places and get to fish at the same time.

Plus with fishing there is a sort of primal reward system, that keeps us hooked. I agree.
Going camping without a stream or lake nearby doesn't feel right to me either.
No in fact I would not waste my time if there was no trout or water nearby.

People have dream vacations they have been programmed by the media
as ''must to do's or to bucket list'' like (Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, etc.)

However, there is a lifetime of streams and lakes to explore right here in Arizona.
Also, unlike the ski resort lift fees or expensive beach living being a trout bum is free and yes cheaper than therapy

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Old 06-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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For many reasons I enjoy fishing;

the journey and places it takes us, solitude, relaxation, fresh air, constant challenge / reward, exploration and adventure involved in finding different locations, continued learning and expanding knowledge of the sport/techniques/fishery,etc, quality time spent with friends/family on the water.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:26 PM
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There are ski bums, beach bums, and trout bums etc.
Its easy to convert from one to another.

They all invoke a closer relationship to nature.
Everyone needs that closeness or escape.
We do it in beautiful places and get to fish at the same time.

Plus with fishing there is a sort of primal reward system, that keeps us hooked. I agree.
Going camping without a stream or lake nearby doesn't feel right to me either.
No in fact I would not waste my time if there was no trout or water nearby.

People have dream vacations they have been programmed by the media
as ''must to do's or to bucket list'' like (Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, etc.)

However, there is a lifetime of streams and lakes to explore right here in Arizona.
Also, unlike the ski resort lift fees or expensive beach living being a trout bum is free and yes cheaper than therapy
Could not have said it better for myself....
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:14 PM
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MeLikeFlyFish, Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is wonderful
Thank so very much and Happy Birthday to you! I "treated" myself today to a 6:30 a.m. start business meeting! Oh well, I have recently been able to fish in Utah and Playa del Carmen and will hopefully soon be able to post a few pictures.
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