Steelhead and gas prices.

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  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    I just have to express my frustration towards gas prices. It's one thing to effect my pocket book, but when my fall steehead plans are put in jeopordy...... :mad: All my rivers on the east side are at least a two hour drive; at $3.50 a gallon, well you get it. It doesn't look like the prices are going to drop anytime soon. If anyone has any plans to hit the Clearwater, GR, etc.. drop me a PM or post. I'd love to share a ride- ride comes free with board, I have a new POP -UP that sleeps 5 comfortable.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Gas is still on the Cheap side in my area. $3.05 to $3.20 bucks a gallon. That has to be cheap compared to $3.50 a gallon.

    But even then it takes a bite out of my retirement.Ouch

    Jim
     
  3. FISHTOLIVE

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    Adam,
    While I understand the gas issue, I also know the the price of a tank of gas is still a hole lot cheaper than a therapist:D Took the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of Sept off..could do a trip:thumb:
     
  4. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Do therapists see therapists? You may be on to something there. Those dates look good. I'm fishing this weekend, perhaps we can talk:rofl:
     
  5. KerryS

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    Gas expensive? It is still cheaper then bottled water.:ray1: What you say? Cheaper then water?:eek:
     
  6. o mykiss

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    Geez, good point Kerry. That sort of puts it in perspective.

    Time to buy a cheap, high mileage car. If one isn't towing a boat or doing any serious off-roading, there is no need for a gas guzzling pickup or SUV. Heck, I've taken my little 28 mpg 4 door sedan up to Chopaka.
     
  7. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Huh? Just drinking water is $1 a gallon, fancy water is about $2 a gallon. Perrier is about $3 a gallon. I don't drink that much perrier. :)
     
  8. CurtisT

    CurtisT New Member

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    lol those little arrowhead bottles aren't a gallon...
     
  9. Sloan Craven

    Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Go to the grocery store and by bulk.. DOn't buy it at a convenience store.

    Either way, gas is still cheaper than beer:beer1: .
    Down with gas prices!
     
  10. bconrad

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    If you think it's bad now, just wait a couple of weeks. I read an article in the Times today about a refinery shutting down for repairs that provides a lot of Washington's gas. Some analysts are predicting up to $4 a gallon! :eek:
     
  11. troutfanatic

    troutfanatic A day not spent wasted is.....wasted.

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    You would think with all this talk about limited capacity of fuel, less and less supply, one sentator, house representative, someone would finally suggest switching to ethanol. I mean if Brazil could do it, why can't we.:confused:
     
  12. SteveA

    SteveA Gnu to the board

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    What are you driving? Maybe you could get a vehicle with better gas mileage. I have a Subaru Forester that get 33 MPG on the highway and gas prices have had little impact on me. The amount of resources each of us use is very much under our control.

    Steve A
     
  13. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    this latest issue with Prudoe Bay's pipeline repairs makes me think it might be a good idea to keep my 5-door 93 Escort. I got it for $200 at a local towing auction and got it running for another $100 (brakes,clutch, battery) gets about 25 mpg in town and 35+ on the highway as long as I keep it below 70mph (60-65 delivers the best ~35 mpg), that's even better than my VW Bug. :thumb:
     
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    I drive a '97 Mercury Tracer (License Plate "FLYTYER" :thumb:) It gets 33-35 mpg in the city. A great fishing rig. I've been lots of places I should not have been with it. It has never let me down. I also have a Ranger PU that sits in the driveway most of the time these days.

    Jeff
     
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    I'm all for using less resources and saving the environment. But getting raked over the coals is getting raked over the coals, no matter what kind of car you drive.
     
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    I'd prefer NOT to tell you just how poor :rofl: the gas mileage is with my Jeep Liberty. That 'dinky' little car weighs in at 4400+ pounds! bawling: No kidding.

    The 'good news' is, short of being hit by a Simi, you WILL walk away.
     
  17. Panhandle

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    Steve, I fall under the philistine- SUV clan (Ford Escape). Its funny, were looking at a Forester right now. It is certainly time to stop contributing to the madness.:beathead:
     
  18. halcyon

    halcyon Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!!!

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    Gasoline is still cheap. In England this past June it was $2/liter. I filled a VW pasat tank that was 1/4 full and it cost me $88. So quite complaining and go fishing. :thumb:

    Regards,
     
  19. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    I drive a Ford Explorer with all the goodies, even 4X4...GASP! but then again it's paid for so buying a car that might get 6 to 10 miles more, per gallon, would be stupid cause then I'd also be making several hundred dollars a month in car payments. :beathead:
    I'll put the money into the tank, instead of the bank, if you get my drift.

    I also arrange more trips with a friend, who can share the cost, that way we both get to fish for the same or even less than going alone. I get 20 to 23+ miles per on the highway, so no worries here. :)

    LB
     
  20. SteveA

    SteveA Gnu to the board

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    From google "A philistine is a person who is disdainful of intellectual or artistic pursuits. A philistine can also be someone who is ignorant or uncultured." :rofl:

    Dang Skwala; I hope not.

    I've been around the block trying to figure out how to manage a family, commute, hauling camping gear, furniture or whatever and still get decent gas mileage. My solution, which has worked great, was to buy the Subaru with a trailer hitch and pick up a utility trailer. Now I have a nice cruisin' car and when necessity hits I hitch up the trailer and haul away.

    By the way, I really like my Forester. If I lost it tomorrow I would get another.

    Steve A
     

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