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I was drooling this weekend in the 3 spare hours I had not replacing my roof watching videos of my dream vacation spot... New Zealand.




Posted on: 2010/6/1 10:04
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You saved enough doing the roof yourself to take a trip . . .

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my dad and mum lived there for a couple years. I tease him though cuz that was before he fly fished.

Posted on: 2010/6/1 22:04
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digging the video...

my buddy and I were at this point last year joking about throwing it all in, living to the extreme, and becoming guides. Now, as I approach my last semester for my Bachelor's, I have to depressingly envy his persistence on that dream, as he leaves in 2 weeks for Alaska to guide for 7 months, a good start IMO.

Plan on using my grad. party to pay for guide school, you are all cordially invited, though I'm not well known around here haha.

Posted on: 2010/6/2 0:58
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Too a Place far far away!!!

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Well, it's easy to see why it is a dream place- very beautiful.

Nothing wrong with dreaming. However; I find that the travel is prohibitive along with it being really pricey.

The idea of 2 days of airtravel is not something I would enjoy.

Heck, even Alaska is alomost too hard to get to. Dont think people realize that once you arrive in Alaska the roads are so limited that you cant really reach those places you see on TV. Most of those are fly-in's and lodges and the costs start to go up. A few guys I have talked to about Alaska were a little taken aback because they ended up fishing areas were people were lined up- not the picture of solitude they had imaged. Or maybe they were just too young and poor to really get into the deep backcountry.

Still have plenty of dreams on my plate before I move off North America. Just me I guess but I really dont have any interest in the those places because I think I am too practical. Now Crows Nest Pass area and tarpon- now your talking a language I understand.

Gulfgreyhound has been to New Zealand- maybe he can explain some of the deal. Probably the not get any closer to NZ than the beer you gave me Art- hehehe. I saved the bottle. hahahah

I would like to hear some stories of NZ and Alaska. Am I off base?

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New Zealand ,Paul, it's not that bad a trip.Get to LA. about 4 pm. Depar to NZ at &. Arrive aukland at 9.am,you lose a day date wise in traveling there.Christ church at 10 am. Sleep on the plane,not really that tough. Its about 12 hours from LA. Meals on the flight are good,dinner and breakfast about an hour before you get to Aukland.
I'm lucky in that I have a friend who has a house in Kiakoura where I can stay and he has an suv I can use while there.It's just groceries and fuel and a license and thats it.
Winter fares from LA $800 or less if you shop, summer maybe a K round trip, if you shop.
Here are a few pics of Fiordland from a trip I made there with my friend George, hes fishing in the Seaforth River has browns and salmon in it.We went thete with Kiwi friends and stayed 6 days on a boat fishing and hunting.In and out by helicopter.Trip cost less thn $1200 US.
I have more pics, just don't want to overload the site.
I want to go back so badly it hurts.Paul, the beer is available in the US, I promise I'll have plenty on hand when you get gack here.Same for the rest of you.

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Posted on: 2010/6/2 9:38
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I've got connections in Alaska, which I will use one of these days. That trip may happen within 5 years. Just need to get up there. I have housing, food, travel, etc. New Zealand will be a realistic trip one of these days. Just need a little more time in my job and I'll be able to afford a nice trip out there. I think the early commentary on the video is exactly what we all as fly fishing enthusiasts think of our dream destinations. We just HAVE to do it, not matter what it takes. Whether it's the Yellowstone, Alaska, Chille, Argentina, New Zealand, or just Penns creek, we will do whatever it takes to get to one of those destinations one of these days. Just the inner workings of a fly fisherman.

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