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    Fishing at college

    Im a senior in highschool at Rumson Regional and have my hopes set on attending Montana State in Bozeman montana. I visited near there but never saw the campus has anyone ever seen it before. Just wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what its like around there. thanks

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    Rford just informed me that last months issue of Fly Rod and Reel had a spread on the top 12 Fly fishing towns in the US. Check it out. Univesity of Hancock did not make the cut, neither did Ramapo College.

    FR&R's Top 12
    Hanover, New Hampshire
    Traverse City, Michigan
    State College, Pennsylvania
    Asheville, North Carolina
    Key West, Florida
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Bozeman, Montana
    Durango, Colorado
    Bellingham, Washington
    Park City, Utah
    Bend, Oregon
    Ashland, Oregon

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    I can't see how anyone who fishes could actually graduate from a school in most of these places...I mean, all the cut classes will add up...


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    Fly I believe we had this discussion on a PA spring Creek once. MSU would be my first choice and i have been on the campus. It is a beautiful campus surrounded by mountain vista with Bridgers standing right behind Bozeman to the North, The Gallatins to the south and Paradise Valley to the south west. not only is it dream fishing but sunshine even in winter and great out door recreation activities year round. Big Sky and Bridger bowl nearby for sking. 4 or 5 flyshops in town and a couple hours from West Yellowstone and Henry's Fork.

    http://www.montana.edu/

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    Depending on what your major is, you might want to check out the college in Dillon, Montana also. Some great rivers in the area, including the Beaverhead (which flows through town), the Big Hole, the Ruby, and the Jefferson are all within 45 minutes of Dillon.

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    Missoula??

    There is a college (Montana U?) in Missoula. (Which accounts for the many fine restaurents, I'm sure) There you have the Clarks Fork, Rock Creek, Blackfoot...
    That would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fly14
    Im a senior in highschool at Rumson Regional and have my hopes set on attending Montana State in Bozeman montana. I visited near there but never saw the campus has anyone ever seen it before. Just wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what its like around there. thanks

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    Bozeman, Where men are men and Sheep are Sacred!

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    Andre,

    Yes, you were the one who brought the school to my attention and I researched it and found that it has a good environmental science program as well as environmental design program which is what I'm majoring in. It seems that there are fewer and fewer kids my age interested in the environment and outdoors so hopefully I can make some sort of difference.

    Thanks for the replies


    Rford- Lets hope I dont have to drop to that level

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    OK, I'll be the kill-joy...

    Make sure you consider reputation and location. Lots of schools have programs in environmental science.

    If you think that you might be interested in living in the northeast – seriously consider a school here. The cost of living in the northeast is very expensive and the longer you put roots down elsewhere, the harder it is to move back economically. Also, while getting a job involves what you know, a big part of it is also who you know. Schools have regional networks that will help you down the line (internships, part-time/summer work, and eventually a real job). For example, state environmental agencies ususally have close ties with their state U (NJ=Rutgers/Cook College, NY=SUNY College of Forestry@Syracuse, PA=Penn State).

    If you have budgetary considerations, consider a NJ state school. Understand, that in Montana, as an out of stater, you’ll essentially be paying the private school tuition rates, while the person sitting next to you will be paying roughly the equivalent of in-state tuition at Rutgers… And for not for nothing, but even in Montana, Rutgers probably has a better overall reputation than most of the Montana schools. Finally, if flyfishing is going influence your career decisions, please consider that my accountant and my lawyer both fish better equipment than I do, and they have access to nicer private water. Come to think of it, I think they both took trips to Montana last year


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    Quote Originally Posted by rford
    Tell me fly14 , " Do you like movies about gladiators " ?


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