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Fly Rod Carry-On with Delta? by [deleted] in flyfishing

[–]workfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I do it all the time, mainly on Delta but also on other airlines. Never have a problem. I also see other people in airports doing it all the time, so I'm sure it's not just me.

Daily FI discussion thread - July 11, 2018 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Richmond isn't bad. It'd be a good option for trying to find a good city salary in a M/LCOL area. But it sounds like they'll already be FIRE when they move in which case c-ville is a far better option IMO.

Daily FI discussion thread - July 11, 2018 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I would add Charlottesville, VA to your list. Great outdoor activities, plenty of families and kids. City is vibrant with music, art, food, etc. CHO is a small airport but connects through major eastern hubs, or Richmond is only an hour away

What hobbies do you have that are inexpensive enough to allow you maintain a FIRE lifestyle? by tim12321 in financialindependence

[–]workfish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How do you handle the logistics of floats? I imagine you're floating rivers? Do you bike, shuttle, uber, or just hoof it? Or do you have people you go with? I almost pulled the trigger on a kayak this year, but ended up not doing it because I had no one to float with.

Daily FI discussion thread - June 13, 2018 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You didn't say how much you were making at the last job, but ask for $75-85k depending on your comfort level and what you think the range is for the position. Be prepared to make a case for why you would be worth more than the default offer - industry experience, proven track record, whatever you have. Expect them to counter and then negotiate. Remember, you have a standing offer, so you are negotiating from a position of strength.

Regarding the other company, this can be fairly common, especially with consulting. Projects always take longer to sign and start than expected, so they can try to delay hires to avoid excessive down time. Do not tell them or reneg on your offer until you have accepted and signed an offer letter from another company.

Daily FI discussion thread - May 15, 2018 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That road trip sounds awesome. A (not so) small part of me wants to take a job out west just so I can do a trip like this across the country. What's wrong with Arkansas? I've never been, but I've heard the outdoors opportunities are great.

Which is harder: not knowing the life you want but can save for it, or knowing the life you want and can't seem to save for it? by Just_Ferengi_Things in financialindependence

[–]workfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just to play devil's advocate:

Some argue that having a goal gives us purpose, even if that goal in unattainable.

"The struggle itself [...] is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy" ― Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

On the other hand, idleness and inaction are their own distinct version of hell.

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

Daily FI discussion thread - September 21, 2017 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you were to take a job with no 401k, how would your behavior change? How much more in salary would you need to make up for the opportunity cost in the 25% tax bracket?

First, I would max the 401k at the old job for the current year. Then, I'd build up the emergency fund from 6 mo to a year to account for the extra (startup) risk. After that, there are so many questions. Would you deduct a tIRA even if you thought you would be doing backdoor Roth contributions within 2-3 years? Would you focus on real estate since your money needs to be post-tax for that anyway? What if you didn't plan to stay in the area? Or would you just keep your same allocation and chug along with post tax money?

Daily FI discussion thread - September 13, 2017 by AutoModerator in financialindependence

[–]workfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't know of a specific calculator, but the term you are looking for is gross up. Try searching for a "Gross Up Calculator" or "Income Tax Gross Up Calculator."

Preliminary review of the $25 Amazon pack by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah so multiplying those out is the volume as if the pack were a perfect rectangular prism. The pack is really a cylindrical tube shape so you have to calculate the area of the cross section times the height. I measured and used a 10 inch diameter circle to get 28L. If you use their dimensions, calculate the area of the ellipse times the height, you get 31L.

Preliminary review of the $25 Amazon pack by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm 6 foot, medium torso size, and the fit is good. The hip belt may not be very useful if you have a large torso.

Preliminary review of the $25 Amazon pack by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't use trekking poles so I couldn't really say. There's the draw cord and ice axe loops, so I'm sure you could figure something out.

Preliminary review of the $25 Amazon pack by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah it does look exactly the same. I didn't mention it in the OP, but mine has a small bladder/laptop sleeve as well. I have an Exos as my main pack at only 2 pounds, so this is really just to test how I feel about using a sack with shoulder straps.

Preliminary review of the $25 Amazon pack by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That one looks nice, especially if it's a true 35L. What's the frame insert like/made of?

Osprey Exos 38 or 48? by YourBrainOnJazz in Ultralight

[–]workfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would go with the 48, which is what I have. I have a 20 deg EE revelation, use a foam pad, hammock, and very minimal other gear. You can see a gear list in my post history with a sleeping bag that has the same packed size as the quilt. The exos has good compression, and you can remove the brain to save some weight. You will be glad to have the extra space on those 5 day trips or deep shoulder season when you bring more clothing for a minimal weight penalty.

Edit in response to your edit: I just got my quilt, but I have already taken it down to 40 perfectly warm with a lightweight base layer and felt hat. Haven't gone lower than that yet but wouldn't hesitate to.

Odd day on the Gunpowder in MD by walrusrabbit in flyfishing

[–]workfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man I miss the gunpowder sometimes. Caught some very nice fish out of there over the years. Never broke that 20 inch mark but spooked a few that big or bigger. Were you able to revive the second fish? I would hate to think that this was caused my someone fishing to these fish on their redds but it is certainly possible.

What did you pick up at the REI garage sale? by Travv801 in Ultralight

[–]workfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Big Agnes fixed my broken copper spur pole for $5 per segment plus shipping. All done very quickly and easily for $25 out the door. Highly recommend.

Anyone with a 20D exterior quilt, I need your help by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hm what temperatures is this happening at? Do you always strap down your quilt regardless of the temps?

Anyone with a 20D exterior quilt, I need your help by workfish in Ultralight

[–]workfish[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm planning on using it for any forecasted low less than 50. I have a 40 degree bag that I use for summer but it gets cold at 50. I'd really like this quilt to solidly cover the 30s and 40s.

When releasing a fish should you try and put back in the exact same spot it was caught in, or would nearby be good enough? by LuminalAstec in flyfishing

[–]workfish 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because if you pulled the fish out of a riffle or pocket water, the water you got it from might be too fast for a fish that just fought for its life for a minute or two. If you're in a river with fast water, let it go behind a rock or down towards the bottom where the water is slower. Either way just hold the fish in the water with the head facing upstream until it swims away on its own, and you'll be fine.

When releasing a fish should you try and put back in the exact same spot it was caught in, or would nearby be good enough? by LuminalAstec in flyfishing

[–]workfish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You don't have to put it back where you found it or even nearby. In fact it's probably better that you don't. Just let the fish go in slack water so it can swim away on its own and not get swept up in the current. It'll pick wherever it wants to go from there.

Smoky Mountain Brook Trout by Nodeal_reddit in flyfishing

[–]workfish 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I just got back from a Smokies trip so I'll give you some advice.

  • Fly pattern doesn't matter much, but if you're getting last minute refusals, drop your tippet size and your fly size. I caught all my fish on a parachute Adams and elk hair caddis.

  • Stealth is the name of the game. A fish will turn around to chase a fly. When it sees your ugly mug standing over the back of the pool, it'll dive back down to the bottom, and it won't come back. Watch where you step, kneel, crouch, crawl, do whatever you have to do to go unnoticed. Drab colors work, but keeping your silhouette low works better.

  • A dragging fly will spook fish. Pick your casts carefully. Keep your line off the water if you can.

  • Be prepared to cover some ground. Don't waste your time fishing in 6 inches of water. Cover ground and only hit the good spots. If you can follow the river away from the trail you'll be rewarded with more cooperative fish.

That's about it. Have fun. It can be frustrating, but those small mountain guys are rewarding.

Edit: Forgot about your shoe question. I backpack and fish in minimalist trail runners. Be careful on the rocks.