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Old 03-04-2003, 05:14 AM
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Will the cost of gas effect your fishing?

With cost of gasoline getting close to $2.00 will this effect your fishing plans this season? For me I will plan my trips more carefully. Try and cut down on the wild goose chases. FishHawk
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Old 03-04-2003, 05:55 AM
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Nope!

If gas prices get TOO high, I'll spend more time on the small trib less than 2 miles from my house. Decent steelie fishing, and a good population of resident trout!

If the war with Iraq ever gets underway, gas prices will drop. Buyers and investors panicked and ran the price of oil to very high! There is no real reason for crude to cost that much.

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Old 03-04-2003, 07:52 AM
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In a word, no....

I'll cut back on other luxuries like eating out and going to the movies in order to keep the needed money for gas. It's just too much of a priority for me, and after a winter like this one I don't want to have to cut back.
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Re: Nope! Pretty much the same other than the trips are ..

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If gas prices get TOO high, I'll spend more time on the small trib less than 2 miles from my house. Decent steelie fishing, and a good population of resident trout!

If the war with Iraq ever gets underway, gas prices will drop. Buyers and investors panicked and ran the price of oil to very high! There is no real reason for crude to cost that much.

BobK
longer rather than short morning trips ... then back to the "Honey-Do" list(s). If memory serves the price of gas went bonkers just before the first Gulf War ... then dropped to less than a buck a gallon in many areas. Suspect BobK's observation may be a gross understatement.
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Old 03-04-2003, 12:03 PM
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Old 03-04-2003, 12:37 PM
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Nope - absolutely not - but let's not forget the less fortunate!

Back in the old country we were paying upwards of $7 per gallon (GBP 5) back in '96. Kind of strange when you think about how many millions of barrels per day come out of the North Sea

I worry more for folks who find their heating bills going through the roof and trying to make do with blankets to keep warm.

If you know anyone in that position during this extreme cold weather, a call now and again may just save a life!
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Old 03-04-2003, 01:11 PM
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Nope, gas is not that bad. Still can get it for $1.65 per gal. If it hits $2.00 I'll invest in a length of garden hose...
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Old 03-04-2003, 01:17 PM
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I think we have the cheapest gas in the world here, literally: regular is hovering around $1.45 a gallon, at times dropping to $1.40 or so. High gas or not, fishing must go on. If anything, I plan to fish more this year than I did last year.
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regular is hovering around $1.45 a gallon, at times dropping to $1.40 or

Don't please don't
We are paying 0.79 / litre or roughly $1.00 / a fifth of a gallon or even more simply $5 a gallon. Stop me fishing never. The Range Rover runs 15 miles /gallon and the river is 40 miles away. I would not even do the maths.

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Old 03-05-2003, 12:28 AM
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Not at all. Just paid $1.99 a gallon for mid grade (89 octane) for my Cherokee on Saturday, then drove 63 miles to the Kauffman Clave at Big Eddy. Let gas prices stop me from fishing or prevent me from going as much as I can, nope. It was only .50/gal more than I paid just 2 months ago. That means 10 gallons cost me $5.00 more, not a lot of extra money in my view. I still get 18 miles to the gallon with my Cherokee.

When the price went from .35/gal to 1.05 in 4 months back in the late 70's, I was driving a Dodge Charger R/T that got a whole 8 to 10 miles to the gallon and it didn't stop me from going fishing as much as I wanted.
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Flytyer - you bring up a very good point. Even with an increase in gas prices of $0.40/gallon around here over the past year, that means that to fill a 15-gallon tank you're going to spend another $6.00 to fill the tank up. Oh well, $6 isn't the end of the world, and if that's what it costs me to get out and fish, so be it. Hmmm... I wonder if that can be claimed as part of a hobby expense on income tax?
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Old 03-07-2003, 12:55 AM
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Flyfisha 1,

Exactly what I was getting at. If an extra $6.00 or $10.00 prevents you from going fishing, you probably need to take a look at what you are spending your money on because that is not very much extra to spend at all.
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