NFR Retirement on the horizon

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Steve Vaughn, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Theron

    Theron Active Member

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    Hell, I am retiring and moving to Washington because I thought you could fish the year around there. Here you have to drill a hole in the ice and stand in the wind and endure temperatures in the teens and if you are lucky you might catch a blue gill.
     
  2. scr

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    Bought a condo in Hailey, ID a couple years back when the economy went in the tank. Plenty of "culture" up the road in Ketchum, walking distance to the Big Wood River, and an easy drive to more lakes and rivers than I could fish in a lifetime. Just need to tread water for a couple more years and the wife and I are outta' here.
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    You can, which is one of the nice things about this area. I retire in 8 years and have no plans to relocate from western wa.
    Based on the posts, it seems like a fair amount of folks intend to relocate out of state in their retirement years.
    Rivers, lakes or the salt always offer some place to fish on the wetside. As far as weather goes, I'd rather rust then burn or freeze.
    I can take trips if I need hot weather or to give my ice auger a workout.
    I had acreage in Eastern Wa but no longer do. Not being close enough to saltwater was a deal breaker for me. After fishing Puget Sound for 50+ years it still as a strong allure for me.
    SF
     
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  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    At 53 years old ,the one thing I don't worry about is retirement. With the present state of afairs in this country I don't even Qualify for full s.s. until I'm 68 years old and the way the government is starting to tax the current workers to pay for all the B.S. free ride programs. I doubt that I will ever be done paying for the mass of freeloaders that inhabit this country. So my new retierment plan is to go to prison and get free tv,free,
    medical care , free landury , a free libary pass,& no job. welcome to the new America P.s. I'll have lots of free time to tye flies, E-mail me to get on my mailing list!
     
  5. Steve Vaughn

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    Yeah bennysbuddy and free nightly prostate exams. Sounds great!:(
     
  6. Theron

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    I am looking forward to complaining about the heat when it is 80 degrees and thinking cold is in the 30's. No more 100 degree days and below zero nights for me. It will take me a long time to explore all the fishing possibilities and there are a lot of great beers to try out on the west coast also. Plan to relocate there in April of next year and start fishing. I'm thinking of getting a pram so I don't have to wear myself out kicking around in my float tube.
     
  7. Rick Todd

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    Some of us also consider family in our retirement location. I have 4 grandkids from 1 to 7 years old all living in Ferndale. Wouldn't want to get too far away from them! Having grown up in San Jose CA, I find constant sunshine is over rated! Actually, from our place in Winthrop, I can think of 3 restaurants that are as good as any I go to in Seattle and better than I can find in Bellingham. There is a great community theater (The Merc in Twisp) and fishing and bird hunting very close by. Weather is ideal IMO and it has the best xcountry skiing in the country. (the Loop is not a bad small downhill area as well). Only drawback I can see for full timing here is health care as the nearest hospital is 45 minutes and the best near by health care in Wenatchee (90 minutes) Upton-I'm surprised you are leaving duck hunting for Florida, but if you lived there in the past, I guess you know about the hot humid, hurricane filled summers! No place is really ideal for weather as there is always a bad season! We will probably maintain a home base in Ferndale, use Winthrop a lot, and take a travel trailer to the south for a couple months when we need a sun break in the winter. Plus, the fishing in New Zealand is pretty nice when we are in the depths of winter, and my wife loves Ascention Bay for bonefish occasionally! Rick