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Critical Fly Fishing Trip Planning Information: Where Bars Outnumber Groceries

Posted by Tom Chandler 3/22/2010

In 2007, the Underground boldly pointed the Undergrounders towards those parts of the country overrun with single women (or men), noting sadly that few concentrations coincided with what you'd call heavy-duty trout fishing.

Today - thanks to the aimless Web surfing humanitarian efforts of Alert Underground Reader Ian, we're again poised to provide the information the Undergrounders really need:

A map of the USA showing you where there are more bars than grocery stores.



Sure, I delayed writing a detailed article on how to tie a triple surgeon's loop in order to post this, but I think the beer-bellied Undergrounders will agree: this is actionable fly fishing information you can really use.

For example, high concentrations of red dots suggest those fly fishermen with a taste for post-hatch adult beverages will want to plan fly fishing trips to the upper midwest, or even (surprise!) Montana.

On the other hand, those with "food is love" issues will want to plan trips to grocery-heavy areas, so their daylong skunkings can be met head-on not with alcohol, but a shopping bag full of Twinkies and Moon Pies.

Once again, we steal the best stuff we can find and post it do the heavy lifting so our readers have to do little but eat, breathe, and maintain a stock of toilet paper.

See you in a bar, Tom Chandler.

(Found on the FlowingData blog)

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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The ban is yet another false rumor, repeated on the Internet by those with enough time to spread manure, but apparently not enough time to research it a little and realize it's pure cowshit.
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Hey all you supporters of the ban on gold dredgers , Well we tried to warn you , Now your president is trying to outlaw all fishing in all rivers, lakes ,streams , and oceans in the U.S. you guys rock good job on takeing our rights now your rights are on the chopping block !!!!!!!!
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Love the chart, good to know South Dakota has it's priorities straight :D now I just have to find the trout.
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pretty proud that my way north portion of Maine has neither. Just Trout. I mean....no fish here!
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I believe the presence of a potentially active volcano nullifies your ranking; nothing ruins a good bender faster than multiple streams of magma...
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From the original post on the Floating Sheep blog, Montana ranks second (to ND????) in the number of bars per 10,000 residents. Beer and other drinkables are serious business here in the land of the Big Sky. ....Dammit, where's my truck?........
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Not Accurate. There should be a fat red dot on Mammoth Lakes as we only have one (weak ass) Vons grocery store but scores of booze serving establishments.
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Might I recommend Beano?
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Don't forget the witty repartee and stimulating intellectual conversations. SmellsLikeFish(Quote) Yes, I do know how to light up a town.
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Ahh, Dunsmuir. You'll come for the bars and fly fishing, but you'll stay for the vicious local politics… (Quote) Don't forget the witty repartee and stimulating intellectual conversations.
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Spirits just re-opened in Dunsmuir. Two bars, one pub, one grocery store. Ahh, Dunsmuir. You'll come for the bars and fly fishing, but you'll stay for the vicious local politics...
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Spirits just re-opened in Dunsmuir. Two bars, one pub, one grocery store.
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I'll drink to that!!
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Woot woot!! On Wisconsin!!A proud moment for any state...
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Woot woot!! On Wisconsin!!
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