Opinion: It may not be worth it

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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by zodiak311 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:41 am

Cal wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:33 am
zodiak311 wrote:
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Now he wants to use my Monoblocks. The dark side is strong, but I am raising a Jedi, need to slow down the young Padawan. The Darkside is strong, but I have conquered it.
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My kids started with a Shimano Aldebaran BFS and Daiwa T3 Air ... ;)
I'm sure they did, you have to much nice gear.

My first car was a non running 1968 VW bug that my dad let me purchase for $550 with my own cash, at the local junk yard. It took me two years to get it on the road, but my dad helped me restore it. Suspension rehaul, brakes, fuel lines, carb, manual choke, body work, seemed like the project would never end. I was disgruntled at the time, but it all makes sense now.
My son will get the same treatment :lol: Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
But maybe instead of a VW bug, ill make him purchase an old Civic instead. ;)
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by Drakestar » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am

My son caught two 5 1/2 pounders back to back on a cheap two-piece Shimano spinning rod in fishing camp last summer (we have a good one here organized by hardcore bass anglers). That cheap noodle is still the only rod he wants to use, even though I keep trying to steer him to a 701-704 collection of Powell Infernos I got.

It’s a constant reminder that you don’t need expensive gear to catch big bass, and that emotion and memories are the main reason gear feels “just right”.

Good thing I caught all my big bass on expensive gear ;)
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by Cal » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am

zodiak311 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:41 am
My son will get the same treatment :lol: Apple doesn't fall ar from the tree.
But maybe instead of a VW bug, ill make him purchase an old Civic instead. ;)
Take a fishing reel apart and make him put it back together before take him fishing again... then you'll have your own fishing reel maintenance guy in house :)
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by zodiak311 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:51 am

Cal wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am
zodiak311 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:41 am
My son will get the same treatment :lol: Apple doesn't fall ar from the tree.
But maybe instead of a VW bug, ill make him purchase an old Civic instead. ;)
Take a fishing reel apart and make him put it back together before take him fishing again... then you'll have your own fishing reel maintenance guy in house :)
Good point!!!
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by Cal » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:52 am

Drakestar wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am
My son caught two 5 1/2 pounders back to back on a cheap two-piece Shimano spinning rod in fishing camp last summer (we have a good one here organized by hardcore bass anglers).
That's a good camp! =D>
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:50 pm

Cal wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am
zodiak311 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:41 am
My son will get the same treatment :lol: Apple doesn't fall ar from the tree.
But maybe instead of a VW bug, ill make him purchase an old Civic instead. ;)
Take a fishing reel apart and make him put it back together before take him fishing again... then you'll have your own fishing reel maintenance guy in house :)
Funny you should say that, because that's what my dad did to me, no kidding, except that I'm the one who took the reel apart to begin with. He freaked out, then stopped short and asked if I thought I could put it back together. After that, I did all his reel maintenance......and he fished the Redman tourney trail back then.
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by Cal » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:37 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by new2BC4bass » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:48 pm

I agree with several others. Catching fish in my area is tough. The only thing that keeps me going is the nicer gear I have gotten. It just gives me more pleasure during my time out. Sometimes I don't even care that I got skunked...............again. I still smiled throughout the day.

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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by zalan » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:24 am

It is specific to various technique. There are baits where you do not really need high sensitivity, just the right action which is possible even with the cheaper materials. Throwing a wake-bait with a cheaper setup will not lose you any potential bites. You will notice them. On the other hand, contact fishing with jigs and so where a good setup helps a lot.
If you can afford, you can fish everything with high-end stuff, there is nothing wrong with that as long as you are realistic about your financial situation. If you are on the budget, you can still be an extremely successful fisherman and enjoy the process as well. I have some high-end stuff and I have some cheaper stuff as well which I absolutely love. Just need to find what works for you.

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Re: Opinion: It may not be worth it

Post by goldrod » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:16 am

zalan wrote:
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It is specific to various technique. There are baits where you do not really need high sensitivity, just the right action which is possible even with the cheaper materials. Throwing a wake-bait with a cheaper setup will not lose you any potential bites. You will notice them. On the other hand, contact fishing with jigs and so where a good setup helps a lot.
If you can afford, you can fish everything with high-end stuff, there is nothing wrong with that as long as you are realistic about your financial situation. If you are on the budget, you can still be an extremely successful fisherman and enjoy the process as well. I have some high-end stuff and I have some cheaper stuff as well which I absolutely love. Just need to find what works for you.
There’s nothing worse that having to tell the wife you went over the budget.
I agree man, have to be realistic and stay within budget. But you can buy good, better , best and JDM for somewhat discounted prices. I remember NOT knowing that information. It does help you extend your reach a bit
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