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Old 05-15-2009, 02:05 PM
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My summer adventure!

This is taken directly from my website. In a couple of weeks I'll be embarking on the fishing trip of a lifetime! There is an RSS feed on the blog page of the website. Please feel free to follow along, or better yet join me for a couple of days if time allows.

www.kopijflyfish.com

ď20 Years from now you will regret more the things you didnít do then the things you did. So cast off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Dream, explore, discoverĒ --- Mark Twain

Where to begin? The last year has been a difficult one for me as it has been for so many these days. Iíll spare everyone the details and skip right to one important day. April 3rd my fears were realized and I became one of the hoards to suffer from the downsizing of the financial industry ending a ten year run of continuous employment. Now that the dust has settled Iíve realized that what Iíve feared for the last nine months really isnít that bad at all. As a matter of fact, it has provided me with a once in a lifetime opportunity!

So what do you do when the financial industry is reeling and employment prospects look grim? For me the answer is to fish. Not just fish, but to put together the trip of a lifetime and explore as much water as I can cram into one summer. So the planning has begun and in mid-May Iíll embark on an adventure that will start in Cape Cod and end some ninety days later in British Columbia. Between point A and point B lie hundreds of blue ribbon rivers that would probably take a lifetime to visit one by one. With no set schedule Iíll be spending the majority of my time in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

Iíve set up this site for family and friends to be able to follow along during my trip. Iím hoping Iíll be able to update the blog section on a regular basis. Thanks for taking the time to take a look! If youíd like to follow along you can subscribe to the RSS feed on the Blog Page or email me.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:24 PM
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Hi Dave

What a great attitude Dave... make lemonade out of lemons!!!!

I wish you the best of luck and keep us posted of where you are and how you are doing...

When on Cape Cod I am sure we will run into each other..

Stay well

your old Acklins bud

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:36 PM
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Hey Frank,

Hope you're well. I'll be on the Cape for the clave and again from 6/20-6/28.

The motto for this trip is.... "when life gives you lemons, add alcohol "
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Absolutely the right thing. Do it while you can; who knows when the chance may come again. At the Clave, remind me to tell you about my South American jeep trip...same sort of decision.
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:49 PM
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Damn! I feel like I am totally wasting my catastrophe now!

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:50 PM
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I was out of work for over a year a few years ago. I'm still paying for it, but it was AWESOME! I didn't do any trips to exotic locations, but I got to spend loads of time fishing locally and made many trips to the coast.

Looks like you've got a great summer ahead of you. Enjoy!

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Hey bud, good on you! Life's short and you've got your priorities in order (trite I know). Chris got downsized in the financial community, but is now with PNC. I'll see you at the clave, and I've got some info for you on Utah, a place you can't avoid for big browns.
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I've also been there . Laid off two years from retirement. Wish I had take a trip like your going to do but I have family obligation that prevented me from doing so.
You got to the the Missouri in Montana. I'll fill you in at the Clave . FishHawk
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Dave,
Know your position and glad you're making the best of the situation. It's incredible actually...

Sent you an e mail too.

Safe travels!

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Dave,

Hit me up if you plan on spinning through RI...love to see if we can find some slobs on shrimp again...trip sounds awesome.

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After a week of delays I'm finally leaving today! Thanks to all for the advice and directions .

If you'd like to follow along the website is:

www.kopijflyfish.com
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WILDMAN! I will live vacariously through your adventures, Godspeed and tight lines.
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Have a great time Dave.
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Have a great adventure!

When you're out this way remember the door's open and you've got the number.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:24 AM
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Quick update.....

Blew my engine in cheyenne wy. Car is being fixed but a huge setback. I write this from my tent on the side of a mt in Utah.

Got to the Green around 6 pm tonight. Made a couple of casts and landed an 18" brown..... No camera of course. Start floating tomorrow.

Bill my vehicle setback is making Mt unlikely by the 17th but let's talk about it.

Chris, would love to hook up in Id when I head that way..... Probably mid august.

These posts prob wouldn't do my English teachers proud but it's tough to type on this little screen.

More to follow.....
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