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How do you spend your "down" time on the trail?

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Laughing Otter

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I'm more of a Scotch or 100 proof Southern Comfort & Vanilla Coke guy. Seriously though, I like stargazing, I have a couple of telescopes. Landscape and nature photography as well...
 

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I've been seriously considering trying my hand at fly fishing.
As have I. I got a cheap Scientific Fisherman Fly Rod for my birthday about 15 years ago, and have never used it. Was looking at either buying a new one, or using that one. Would love to learn how to fly fish though.

Otherwise I normally fish, read, or just sit and relax.
 
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I tried fly fishing several years back. But streams here in the east are usually heavily wooded, so very little room to cast. I used it mostly as a light bass rig in ponds and lakes. For streams, I still like my short ultralight rod with 2# line. That makes even a sunfish fun!
 

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LOL...what about getting a herding dog? Then you'd have more "down" time!!
Our Black Lab does a good job of keeping her occupied... he is a mostly unwilling participant though. He's gives me the "help" look when he's had enough of her "snuggles", it's quite pitiful. :laughing:
 
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I tried fly fishing several years back. But streams here in the east are usually heavily wooded, so very little room to cast. I used it mostly as a light bass rig in ponds and lakes. For streams, I still like my short ultralight rod with 2# line. That makes even a sunfish fun!
Most stuff around here is very heavily wooded too. Ultralights are always fun!
 
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Ive been considering getting a quad rotor for "on the trail" vidiography and messin around during down time. Only limitation is your imagination when it comes to shots with a quad.
So many to choose from. Prices can get way up there in no time, so making the right choice is important.
Still looking for the right one.
 

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Ive been considering getting a quad rotor for "on the trail" vidiography and messin around during down time. Only limitation is your imagination when it comes to shots with a quad.
So many to choose from. Prices can get way up there in no time, so making the right choice is important.
Still looking for the right one.
There's a thread in Off Topic discussing these as well. You should check it out and see if you can find anything that you might like.

Here's the link;

http://www.overlandbound.com/forums/index.php?threads/drones.482/
 

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It has been so long since I have had downtime I forget what it is.... I think @stringtwelve understands siince he mentioned "Toddler Wrangling" haha