Best thing you bought this year?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by IveofIone, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Let's face it-we have a lot of consumers on this board and some of the stuff we buy is actually useful. Are there products that you acquired in the past year that bring a smile to your face when you use them and give you a sense of satisfaction? Let's hear what the good stuff was, not confined to just fishing related.

    Living out here in the boonies I don't get to the city very often and seldom get to handle things before I buy them. I have to rely on the internet for information and often ask you guys for advice because you are so much more hands-on. Some products arrive and the second I look at them I know they are going back. But some are real treasures that I don't know now how I lived without them.

    What are yours?

    Ive
     
  2. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    This should be a great thread!

    My tent (REI Halfdome 2+) with two, side-by-side,Thermarest Expedition mattresses.

    I did a fair amount of camping/fishing trips this year and these have improved my disposition immeasurably. :thumb:
     
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    Lets see, I bought a new Pac900 pontoon, 4 Allen reels, 6 new lines, A 4 wt GLX, A 3wt TFO, and other stuff that I cant remember.
     
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    Bought a couple North Face wear products. Have been really happy with wind stopper rain pull over jacket, keeps body dry. Bought it at REI on sale, also bought a lightweight stocking hat for work....good stuff, slowly becoming a fan of North Face over Patagonia. REI has some good stuff under their name too.
     
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Gas, No really, I stopped somewhat worrying as much about the cost and just bought it and went fishing. That and ferry fees.

    Ira..
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    One of these little "floatant caddy's" that hook on my vest. Silly, but I love the convenience of having the dry fly floatant right there, upside down, not having to "squeeze" any to get it out on my fly. Why I didn't have one years ago beats me.... ah, simple pleasures.
     
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    ColdArkansan Redneck Scientist

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    My 2010 Jeep wrangler I purchased always puts a smile on my face.
     
  10. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Baby backpack for my daughter. We couldn't have done with out it this year.
    Redington CPX 6 wt switch. This thing is by far my favorite rod.
    Georgia boot - Romeos for my son, he loves those things and they look really sharp on him too.
    Bikes for the family and a trailer for my daughter. We love being active, but didn't know how to get my 1 year old daughter out there. The trailer was the ticket!

    Those are the ones that pop into my head.
     
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    My Scadden Rampage

    My 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

    expensive year....

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    Steffan Brown ...

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    I'd have to say the combination of my my wife's wedding ring, new fish mobile (Jeep Grand Cherokee) and my first spey rod... All just symbols of how great of a year it's been...
     
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    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    THat's what I was going to say.

    Sweet bote, Woodman60.
     
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    Cabelas LST fly rod. I'm a blue collar guy so high end rods are out of the budget, but this rod is GREAT!
     
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    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Jake H Banned or Parked

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    Some Audio Technica ATH-A700 headphones on the cheap.

    Lagartun mini braid--stuff changed the way I tie flies, although if you've seen my flies you know how pathetic that is :)
     
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    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    Lab pup...of all the 'things' I bought, it's the only one that gives back.
     
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    Buying my son his first pair of waders which HE asked for. Nothing better than seing my boy out on the water.