The cost of fishing just went up again

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, May 22, 2013.

  1. Kim McDonald

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    My experience with VW is that their recommendations are with an overabundance of caution. Like Rob said, look at the forums and then make a decision. I haul a lot of weight in mine (three full sized labs, gear, fully stocked cooler, etc.) and it runs well. I can't but think it could tow....

    Got new tires on it several weeks ago and the mileage is fantastic!

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  2. Ed Call

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    My rig blows. When I do get to fish it gets me and all my crap there. I can't afford something more economical, so I will continue to pay at the pump.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Hell Ed, You rich aren't you.
     
  4. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Jeez...spend a bit of time driving in Canada, where it's often a long way from point A to Point B and you'll quit spazzing out about gas prices here. God help you if you ever had to buy gas in Europe...Old Man, and quite a few others, would stroke out over it.
     
  5. TonyZ

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    The hikes started last weekend. I paid 3.79 when I left town pulling the TT to my 6 day Deschutes trip with my son and father, gas was around 3.89 in warm springs and madras, when I left tues, same stations..... 4.09

    I had such a good trip, the price was a moot point. When I filled up to head back over the mountain, I chuckled that I paid about the same for a single fly online that I couldn't find in any of the local shops (a deadly pattern mind you) as I did for a gallon of gas. So i started thinking, do I conserve gas and stay local, or conserve flies and not go for the hard casts.......

    I hope to have a trip report up with pics in a day or two.
     
  6. Benjy

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    My friend tows a drift boat all the time with his TDI wagon. He says that he gets 32 MPG while towing and hardly notices the boat. Lots of torque. I was seriously considering buying one. I'm giving Toyota 2 more years to bring the Hilux to our market or put the Diesel engine in the Tacoma.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Life rich, money poor.
     
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  8. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Only the worst kind of liberal would take that on a fishing trip. Real fly fishermen drive Hemis!


     
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  9. Flyborg

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    I actually had a 2000 focus hatchback that was my main fishing rig for almost a decade. Put over 200k miles on it with only a few oil changes. The body kind of fell to pieces but that engine just wouldn't give up.
     
  10. 2506

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    yup, sold my F250 and bought a Hyundai. I'm getting about 4 times the gas mileage. My only gripe is I can't sleep in the back.
     
  11. IveofIone

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    I think DimBrite was just trying to be funny with his liberal comment. But if not and he really sees the world in terms of liberals and conservatives then he really doesn't see the world.

    I traded in my Focus last year for a rig I could sleep in but it was flawless for the 7 years I owned it. It just devoured mountain roads, switchbacks and high speed turns. Handling was just superb and the new ones are far better.

    And by the way-I am a real fly fisherman and have been since I caught my first trout on a fly on July 28, 1951.

    Ive
     
  12. Ed Call

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    A trip to Ione will hurt my gas guzzling wallet. Once I arrive I will let Ive do the rest of the driving! Sounds like a plan to me!