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How much do you spend on tackle each year?
None, I just win all my tackle 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
$500 - $1000 58%  58%  [ 19 ]
$1001 - $3000 27%  27%  [ 9 ]
$3001 - $5000 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
I just sign my checks over to my favorite tackle shop 6%  6%  [ 2 ]
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 Post subject: How much do you spend?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:58 am 
I know there are some major tackle ho's here and I was wondering how much everyone spends each year on tackle.


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Never thought about it, but now that I have, it's probably more than I would like to guess. :oops:
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it only seems that I win all my tackle. :P


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This year I sold all my offshore reels, and so far have not replaced any.

-$2735

Made back more than I spent the previous 3 years on reels! 8)

(uh, custom rods for them was another thing .......)

Now, next year, when I replace 5 of them reels ........... :roll:

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I got 2 Saltist reels and 2 Avets this year. Most of my rod blanks were $30.00 at the Fred Hall, got 6 this year, got a ULUA. Some of the guide sets can be expensive.


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I'm hoping the $25K spent on a total refitting last year lasts me till I can't do this anymore. I'll fish this gear till it just can't be fished anymore. I do not plan on chasing the latest and greatest anymore. In 10 or 15 years my calstars, platinums, trinidads etc. may be looked upon as a penn 500 or single speed international are today....but I'm not worried.

I've taken 3 first and 1 third place jackpot on my last 4 multiday trips with my new toolbox. I see no reason these hammers can't drive a nail til the day the wife throws them in that hole in the ground with me.

But I still figure a $1K plus a year on maintenance and terminal tackle.

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Bill W wrote:
I got 2 Saltist reels and 2 Avets this year. Most of my rod blanks were $30.00 at the Fred Hall, got 6 this year, got a ULUA. Some of the guide sets can be expensive.


Thanks a LOT, buddy! I was sittin' here thinkin' "Not that much"

Then YOU gotta go remind me of rodbuilding materials... :shock:

Lessee.... Just bought up a BUNCH of "A" Electra thread. Mucho dinero...

EX-93H-10 Ulua blank

Seeker 6465XH blank

Couple sets of PacBay LCTNG guides...

I'll be buying AFTCO or AA rollers for the 6465XH

Got another 10 footer besides the Ulua that'll be getting guides this year...

When I finish one of the 10 footers it's getting a Saltist 30

CFO's new Acid Sabre is getting a Quantum Cabo levelwind real soon...

That's what jumps to mind... think I'll leave it alone now... :D

Funny... one of the biggest tackle ho's I know once said "Don't spend so much on tackle you don't have $$$ for fishing!" Good advice, I'd say.

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I guess living in michigan has one advantage: tackle for walleye fishing IS much cheaper!

i just got a box of stuff from a friend near detroit who does custom lure painting and i got:

10 minnow baits, similar to rapala

30 night crawler harnesses

24 stinger jigs

for a price of $56 including shipping.

as for rods and reels this year:

1 new jiggin reel $80

4 new trolling combos, mid-grade stuff: $30 each on mega clearance

handline reel refurb: $60

I DID spend a bit on saltwater gear this year, some used tackle from tunaQ and an avet when charkbait ran the big sale ~$300

money well spent after i hoisted a bunch of nice fish of the SC coast!!

time to go load gear for a walleye trip tomorrow.

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i consistently upgrade.....
i'm the guy w/ a 100% ebay rating 8)
out w/ the old in w/ the new w/out major trauma
win some lose some but, it's an avenue for adjustments.
my current obsession is all p-series reels w/ graphite spools
i use the stock aluminum spools for spectra backups and staight line the graphites
nonetheless, you have to buy all the spools to insert, on top of a p purchase.......... :roll:
or, construct a p from an s w/ all metal parts
w/ an arsenal of back up heavy metal two speeds when the action gets sick.
oh, crap, and i have to save for my trips?
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Aint gotta worry bout nothin this season...All my tackle funds are supporting a gift from my wife that's gonna hit around the first week in April! New crib, car seat, diapers, formula, clothes, more diapers, bottles, pascifiers, did I say diapers!

Forgoing fishing trips this year.........$-2000

All the goodies for new lil 'tunachaser.........$?????????

Seeing that little one (and the 3-year old) catch their first fish.....Priceless!

Besides..There are no tackle stores in upstate S.C. :?

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That's great news. Congratulations!

Your fishing fund will only be suspended for a little while. Trust me on that one. :wink:

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 Post subject: I'm not sure...
PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:20 am 
Acording to my wife right now the fish I bring home is worth about a grand a pound.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:09 pm 
not much at all this year. Poker has consumed my fishing ventures at the present time.....at least til i go back to work :)
but with 3 teenage boys my tackle expenses tripled last year. they have been buggin me for trinidads all year. PPPUUULLLLLEEEEEEEZZZZEEEE.
its funny... my 15 year old went on a sand bass trip this year and wanted to use my a fully tricked out 12T with an acid wrapped 765XL to pull on sand bass LOL. whats even funnier is i wanted to go with him and use it too.

I'm prolly not the only guy to buy tackle this year and not use it. IM the guy who buys the TLD10 and TLD5 just to have. because it was available and they dont make them anymore. those reels will prolly never see the water.
The wife " why do you need another rod/reel you dont even use them?" my reply is "the same reason why you need all those damn shoes, Woman!!!!"......the funny thing is that my tackle is piling up just as bad as all those shoes in my closet LOL
Hell all these damn shiny gold reels with all the bells and whistles have cost me a small fortune and havent seen the water all year. But im so sick i take them out every so often to just gaze at them and touch em. :)

I love my tackle, I just wish i would use it more than i do.

i cant spend 25K on tackle either but prolly would if i could and i certainly cant afford to throw my outfits over board like bud :) LOL sorry couldnt resist :)

Aloha,
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I lied. Said I was'nt gonna buy anymore new stuff but that Tiburon 7540 auto two speed for 40# had to be done. The Tib 8 with 50# needed a friend.

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Just got back from Vegas last week...actually won some $. Went straight to the Pro Bass shop at the Silverton casino and spent my ups on more tackle for surf fishing and trouting. Picked up one of them Crappie rods...never seen them before, so i had to get one...the 14ft model. Also picked up the small spinner reel, called the Enticer, 10BB, 6 drag washers, for my 4lb setup, $50+4% tax. My other friend just got back from Vegas the otherday...He picked up another Crappie rod for me...the 9' pro model. Another friend going today to Vegas, gave him some $ to pick up the 7' pro model Crappie rod, IM8 graphite. Won a 2 team parlay on the Angels, game 2, and the Astros, game 1...won $145...took that straight to Sports Chalet and with my friends employee discount, got the new Daiwa baitcaster...the blue Viento w/ the twitchin bar...out the door for $162...just had to add about $20 to get it. So, in the last month, I've spent about $220 for 3 rods and 2 reels. I took the 14' model to the surf last week and caught 2 Yellowfin croaker, about a foot long...fun on the 14' rod and 4lb test spinner...felt like I had a Corbina on w/ that rod. My wife says I got a problem...if she only knew how much I buy each year...


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Bill W wrote:
I got 2 Saltist reels and 2 Avets this year. Most of my rod blanks were $30.00 at the Fred Hall, got 6 this year, got a ULUA. Some of the guide sets can be expensive.


I saw the Ulua series when I was in Hawaii a couple of months ago, the 13' model. I'm not sure where I can use this thing. Where are you planning on using this rod?? Its got great action for casting a 10oz sinker a mile or more.


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I was wondering if this poll included everything bought for fishing (i.e. ice, food, gas, sunglasses, etc). If so, I'm going to have to add at least another 500 bucks to my yearly expenses for fishing. It's come to a point where I've told all my friends and family that I can't go into a tackle shop unattended, and I have to declare what I want to buy before I enter the premises. If I wasn't chaperoned, I always ended up buying more stuff than I intended on in the first place. I don't even want to think about when I start boat shopping!


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did the sst 7524 and sst 12............


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 Post subject: Way to Much
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:54 pm 
I have spent about 2500 so far so alot more than i would have like to.


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Welcome to WCA!

I think we all just spend and once we realize how much we dropped to get ready for a trip or a season we just have to shake our heads in disbelief.


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