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does it ever end?

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what i'm talking about is your gear.

will you ever get enough gear or is it a vicious cycle of buying that will never end?

 

1) this year when spring started i out and bought a nice still cheap heavy duty rod and reel for catfishing

2) bass season starts and i look at my rods and figure i need another-so i go to buy a rod and end up with 2 with a new reel to boot.

3) of course i needed a new light action for bluegill and perch

4)realized i needed to upgrade my raingear

5) the one bass rod i bought i didn't like-get another one

6)found a good deal on a bass boat-went in with a friend and got that-but i realize now it's not what i want(fiberglass) and need to look for a new one

7) striper season and bluefishing-new rods and reels-5 rods & 3 reels

8)i figure a couple hundred in lures this year

9)hunting comes in-warmer clothes to replace the ones i grew out of in past years

10) new tree stand

11) new bow

 

it seems like this every year-and i tell myself i NEED this stuff-does this ever end? i don't think so!

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It gets WORSE before it can get better. frown.gif I think it is something us me just do. wink.gif

 

Kinda like a woman and her shoe & clothes collection. tongue.gif

 

I left one board and end up here in January and now if I were smart I would leave and find a cheaper hobbie. frown.gif

 

It never ends. If you find a cure - route me it and may be my daughter can go to an ivy league college instead of a state college. wink.gif

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No, it nevers ends! Fishing is like Golf when it comes to the spending of money. I golfed before I fished a lot these last couple of years and I still have 3 sets of clubs in my garage, not ot mention the 1 set that belongs to my wife and the new set that belongs to my daughter because she had outgrown her snoopy set for this year's church outing. I have dizens of balls in the boxes because the particular ball that I like to play was on sales so I bought 10 dozen. They are still made and cost just about the same now as they did then. My last handicap rating was 6.3and that is what I was able to get back to after I went to a week long golf school and the changed every aspect of my game. Up to an 11 and I wanted to quit so I did what every right thinking golfer (fisherman) does and went out and bought a new set of clubs because they would fix the ills of my game. Anyway 2 year later I was back down to the same level and then we bought a boat....the ending of any meanifull golf game. The money has not stopped gushing from the wallet and I have almost as much fishing equipment now as I have golf equipment. Nothing compared to you VS guys just a bunch of uglysticks with Penn reels but they work to hold the bait, plugs and lures on. Not many fish, but I guess my fishing handicap would be about a 40 if you could calculate such a number.

 

Have fun and again, I don't think there is ever a plug that can't be replaced or a lure that might not be better or a rod that might help you cast just that littke bit further or the reel that is so smooth it won't make you lose a fish......on and on it goes.

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Uh...no. cwm13.gif

 

In addition to all the fishing gear I'm compelled to buy, I'm also a collector of racing memorabilia. Same deal, different hobby. It gets ugly. rolleyes.gif

 

I've got 16 years before my daughter goes to college...I've got time...I think...

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nine years before my kid goes to college but i already set him straight

he is allowed to live in the house for free BUT if he wants to go-let him take the student loans-i'll be damned if i'm going to go in debt for his education!!

just think about the amount of stuff i can get if i used trhat money for fishing and/or my other hobbies!!

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The first thing you have to do is admit you have a problem then.............go with it. Ok the season up here has been over for 6 weeks and I just can't quite buying fishing stuff. In the past 6 weeks I have purchased a new rod and reel, two spare spools for my baitrunner reels, 12 plugs, new pliers and I have been conservative. I am trying to save for my new boat in the spring.

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