(NFR) What do you do for a living?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Brian James, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    Lynnwood, WA
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    DBA and SQL/ASP developer. Currently self-employed (good hours, benefits are tough), soon to be a regular employee (same company I've been contracting for), should get to keep the same hours. When it's slow I fish, when it's not I dream about fishing. ;)

  2. andrew Active Member

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    Bellingham, WA.
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    I'm an architect in Bellingham that is a wanna be tahitian beach comber. Actually my plan is to renovate my home so that in my "early retirement" years I boot the "future kids" out and turn it into a B&B. I figure my weekends would be shot, but the weekdays would be open...and fishing is the best during the week when nobody but your subconsience is with you!

    F-Y-I = I'll whore my services towards zipper lipped fishing holes or bird hunting land! :)
  3. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    I'm a freelance illustrator/graphic designer. I do things like draw cute little pictures for children's books and similar projects. I get to manage my own schedule for the most part, so the freedom is great. The problem is that it's all too tempting to put off work and spend too much time doing things like fishing and hunting, and when I don't work, I don't get paid, and my wife gets mad because there's no grocery money. Prior to this I worked in a cubicle for 17 years, and hope I don't have to go back to that any time soon. Hats off to all you guys who have and continue to serve our country- military and public servicemen.
  4. MDL We work to become, not to acquire.

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    Gig Harbor, WA
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    Retired from the U.S.C.G. last year as a Chief Machinery Tech. Trying to be an amateur naturalist and devoting my time to important environmental issues.
  5. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Renton, WA
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    IT Information Technology Manager for a large company based out of the Seattle area. Work way too much but living minutes from the Cedar and south Fork of the Sno make life bearable.

    Been a gear chucker most of my fishing life and recently got back into tossing flies again. Enjoy it immensely, especially now that my youngest son is out there with me.

  6. Hormel Member

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    Seattle, Wa, USA.
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    An architect, I design affordable and low-income housing mostly.
  7. Nol Needs to fish more..

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    Puyallup, WA
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    Accountant...soon to be Certified Public Accountant, passed exam currently working towards licensing work requirements.
    Tax season is a killer (no fishing at all for 3-4 months) but time off during off season is nice.
  8. serenity now Steel before trout Dry before wet

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    Yakima WA
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    have worked for costco in yak 15 years now great hours 3:00am to 11:30am, tons of freedom and guide for a outfitter on the yak and klick. fish all i want but sleep very little :eek:
  9. Boondock Afoot and Lighthearted

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    Puyallup, Washington
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    Retired USAF. I used to fly on those big ole grey airplanes, (with over 7500 flight hours) flying out of a base south of Tacoma.

    I intend to be "on the road" for 6 months next year, and go on a fly-fishing road trip.
  10. RedSpey Guest

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    Pastor of a small country church in Okanogan. Wish I could fish more...but I imagine we all do.
  11. kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    Muskie country!
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    I'm a flight mechanic ("crew chief" in the other branches) in the Coast Guard. I fly in the HH-65 Dolphin out of Port Angeles. I love it. Been doing it for eight years now, and only have twelve to go until I can retire, and then have to go get a real job like tying, guiding or timber falling. I get to fish or hunt plenty often enough so I can't complain.

    Man, that sub's gotta be rough. I have to deploy to a cutter every so often, but not so often to hinder anything.

  12. Big Tuna Member

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    Wenatchee, Washington
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    Assistant Superintendent- 21 years in and 22 to to go bawling: Bummer of a state retirement system for educators. I'll be wearing a bib and a bladder bag before they finally take me out in a body bag :)
  13. Big K1 Large Member

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    Duvall, WA, U.S.A.
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    Journeyman Machinist.
  14. Brooktrout1 Member

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    Denver, co
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    I work for a power tool company (drills, circular saws, and general construction tools). So, I travel alot, and mange my own schedule. Before I was married, I fished almost every day and kept rods in the car. Now, with work, wife and a child, I fish weekends and when I beg.
  15. Brian James New Member

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    It's not bad, you get used to it. I almost joined the CG, but they wouldn't let me join Active duty, they'd only take me as a Reservist. So, I chose to go with the Navy. I think I would have enjoyed the CG more. Everyone I talk to loves it.
  16. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    TriCities, WA
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    Doctor - Family Physician - and the father of 5 children, so it's amazing that I even have time to fish. However, just got back today from a four day trip to Bend and a spey-casting lesson in Maupin. My wife is frazzled but glad to have me back.

    I need to get my children fishing more with me, but I've not been one to push them into it. I do have one that golfs for his high school team, and that keeps me golfing alot. If only they had a fly fishing team in high school...

  17. Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Monroe, WA
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    I work for Snohomish County Public Works. I build and repair roads, and surface water systems. Oh yeah I also hold up traffic. I work 4-10's so there is lots of potential for fishing, however I have three small kids so i have to pick and choose my fishing opportunities carefully. I get out at least twice a month.
  18. kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    Muskie country!
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    I think the CG is the best of both worlds. You get all the military training, benefits, schools, education, discipline, structure, job security, etc as in the other branches. But the CG is so small it's a more personal atmosphere. At least in aviation, everyone E6 and below is a first name basis.

  19. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Wolf Bay
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    PLS for a Land Planning, Engineering, and Surveying firm in Bellevue.

    Jason - PM me if you're interested in getting back into civil engineering.
  20. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Dillon, Mt
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    I know how you feel about the out of the way places. I can't do that anymore either. Very bad knees. And my fishing places are close to the road also. bawling: bawling: bawling: