50th Birthday in January - where to go???

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  1. martyg

    martyg Active Member

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    Where would you go for a fly fishing intensive vacation?
     
  2. Keaten LaBrel

    Keaten LaBrel Formerly Tyinbugs

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    somewhere salty
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Coach Duff's place? Belieze? Mexico? Argentina during their summer? New Zeland's north island? Newfoundland/Nova Scotia for Atlantics? I'm making myself sick. Happy Birthday and good luck making a fun choice!
     
  4. Bonefish Jack

    Bonefish Jack Strictly FF

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    In addition to what Ed mentioned above, I would also suggest the Bahamas, especially if you are going in January. Try the Peace and Plenty Bonefish Lodge on Exuma.
     
  5. Bryan Williamson

    Bryan Williamson Willybethere

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    Arthur Vakulchik Young Gun

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    wherever in BC that thje movie rising the ghost took place! im going their the summer or winter after i get my liscense
     
  7. Jacob Peterson

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    Arthur, You got a heli? cuz thats the best way to get that far up that drainage. I would favor B.C., Close by, and you can nail some big steelies, bulls and dollies:thumb:
     
  8. Mark Moore

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    Not as exotic as the Bahamas or Seychelles, but the Florida Keys are killer that time of year. You can travel up and down the Keys and have access to a number of different species i.e; Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Bones, and Reds on the flats as well as very reasonably priced deep sea opportunities if you choose.

    Your chances of success are pretty high in the Keys, you can stay pretty inexpensively and even camp right on the beach if that appeals.

    I am only 2 years behind you and have been hoping for a Rolex.

    I have a lot better chance at a nice fishing vacation I think...:hmmm:
     
  9. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Christmas Island!!
    Live it up, you are fifty, go to Christmas island.
    A complete hoot, great fishing for Bone Fish.
    A great number of Bone fish, maybe not as big as other places but good weather and lots of fun.

    When I turn fifty again :rolleyes: I am going back!

    Enjoy:beer2::beer1:ptyd
     
  10. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Someplace warm, because at your advanced age the cold weather probably wreaks havoc on your joints ; )
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Ouch Itchy Dog, since when is 50 classified as advanced age? I used to think that way when I was in my teens and twenties, but now in my early 40's I'm thinking 50 will be a prime time for me.
     
  12. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    All I know is I'm 46 and my knees tell me when a low pressure front is approaching.
     
  13. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I turned 50 last October. Things were fine then. I herniated a disc in my back about 6 weeks ago and now things are much different. Waking up in the morning is very painful, and I can't tie my shoes throughout the day. I can't sit comfortably and bearing down is excruciating (think usual morning routine.) I do know these things take time to get better but I am getting very impatient. I'm used to playing tennis, golf, and running on a regular basis, now I can't even walk much more than a block, and that is slow and limping. I can't imagine OMJ's life at this time.

    Hopefully things will improve without surgery. I had a lot of plans for the summer with the raft I bought this winter, but that is pretty much done at this point. I am just looking forward to being better by my Grande Ronde trip at the end of October.

    Wayne

    BTW Marty, go somewhere and have fun, while you can.
     
  14. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    At 50 I did most anything I wanted to. I had no problems. My problems showed up at 60.

    Jim
     
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    ...and my back (anterior/posterior approach 2 level fusion L4-5/S-1) but my knee really screams with a big pressure change. 2 surgeries later I am pain free most days though, my surgeon is a big fly fisherman and I when I had the second surgery last September I made him promise I'd be ready for winter Steelhead, sure enough he had me ready to go.
     
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    Marty: I turned 50 a couple of years ago....and spent the entire year celebrating. It was a GREAT year...made a lot of memories to last the next 50 years.

    If I were celebrating in January, I'd definately hit the Caribbean....sun, warm water, and big fish! Keaton, Ed and Itchy dog definately have called it right!

    Check out 'www.flyfishsteelhead.com' and click on the pict of the tarpon fishing for some ideas.

    Blake
     
  17. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    Well.......Fifty was good, did whatever I wanted for the most part, then I shattered my ankle, I am 59, my ankle is fine after like 5 years, I can do about whatever I want, it takes longer,I have to work at it and it fells good when I get it done.
    Next week i am going to float thenlower Salmon and 20 miles of the Snake....I'll be doing the rowing and it will be great.
    Life gets different at 50 but it aint over, it is just a bit more intersting.

    :beer2:
     

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