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Pro2nd 07-20-2016 12:09 PM

I live in Doylestown, PA in Bucks County and fly fish the Toheckon Creek fairly regularly. So far I have only seen browns. There are streams all over PA that are stocked with mainly browns and rainbows. There are some streams further north and west of where I live that have native brook trout. I plan on exploring these streams this fall.

HB Pilot 07-21-2016 09:40 AM

Bedford, Pa is a little over a two hour drive from Dulles ... tons of trout fishing in/around Bedford, in particular in the Rainsburg and Cumberland areas. Bedford itself has had a huge revival in the past decade too with the reopening of the Bedford Springs resort. Downtown has a multitude of new restaurants and shopping areas that weren't there before.

Grumble 07-21-2016 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by John Carr (Post 2163935)
Or less unaffordable.

Look at total cost of living, state taxes, property taxes, etc and you'll find DEN beats VA by a wide a wide margin.

According to bankrate, you could take a 25% pay cut and maintain the same standard of living in Denver.

http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/...alculator.aspx

If the OP is dedicated to the east coast, Wisp and Snowshoe aren't bad.... For east coast skiing.

John Carr 07-21-2016 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Grumble (Post 2165321)
Look at total cost of living, state taxes, property taxes, etc and you'll find DEN beats VA by a wide a wide margin.

According to bankrate, you could take a 25% pay cut and maintain the same standard of living in Denver.

Cost of Living Calculator - Cost of Living Comparison Index Tool

If the OP is dedicated to the east coast, Wisp and Snowshoe aren't bad.... For east coast skiing.

I've lived in BOTH places, it was sarcasm........

I'm from one of the places and live there now, but spent time in the other in in a previous life.

Tangent, we're all rich airline pilots so cost is being extracted. As far as a QOL/activities/weather, etc is concerned one is hands down BETTER THAN THE OTHER. You can NEVER put too much value on living in base, but there's a reason why one is home and I'll always commute till I can hold it as a domicile.

But the recent COL increase in CO/Denver metro area is approaching stupid/unrealistic proportions.

Grumble 07-21-2016 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by John Carr (Post 2165485)
I've lived in BOTH places, it was sarcasm........

I figured as much but wasn't sure. I too have lived in both places and one of them is a part of the country I'll only move back to kicking and screaming

John Carr 07-21-2016 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Grumble (Post 2165502)
one of them is a part of the country I'll only move back to kicking and screaming

Same.

It has it's qualities and draws and so I'm not a "hater". But just on my experience I couldn't do it.

Especially at my age and "station in life" as a buddy puts it.

SONORA PASS 07-21-2016 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ReadyRsv (Post 2163472)
Hey Y'all.

Any insight on a town driving distance to IAD that features trout fishing? The wife and I are looking for a change. Basically, as close to a ski/mountain town feel as possible, as in lots of outdoorsy stuff going on and hopefully some good food etc.

Factors:
Fly fishing.
Hiking/Running trails.
Good schools.
(Please Lord) affordable.

Thanks all.

Ready RSV,

I know you listed IAD, but if you were not set on the east coast much of the area 2.5 hours east of SFO would have all of the above.


Best of luck,
SP

WHACKMASTER 07-21-2016 07:55 PM

OP, try Northeast PA (also known as the Poconos) with a 1-2 hour drive to EWR.

tm602 07-23-2016 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by pilotgolfer (Post 2163485)
We don't say y'all around here.

Classic. So you think Southerners are stupid I guess.


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