Best thing you bought this year?

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

  1. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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  2. obiwankanobi

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    Damn'it Alpine has me beat! Just went over 3k miles with my 2010 F-150 and so far I am very happy with it.
     
  3. Loren Jensen

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    i would have to start with my cooper discoverer stt tires and pro comp 52 series wheels for my truck. then after that it would be my synthetic stocked remington 870 for my beat around gun, and after that i would have to say my fishing license and gas to get me to my spots. been one hell of a year!
     
  4. Mark Horwath

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    A pair of simms waders with zipper,a skagit line for my old brown 9140 and a trip to the grande ronde.
     
  5. Mayfly Aviator

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    Best: Lab pup, new house, T&T Vector, Cliff boxes, dozens of shuttles, Rem 870

    Worst: PBR Light, SA fly boxes, Snowbee leaders.
     
  6. Rod Wittner

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    Hmmm... Let's see...

    A new house...

    Diamonds for my sweetie...

    Simms G3 waders...

    Oh, yeah... And my 1st spey rod!!! Decho 7wt. And I have steel on it already. MOJO MOJO!
     
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    My 13 ft Scamp trailer, no more sleeping on the ground, and when it rains I can walk in instead of crawling into a tent.
     
  8. Jason Decker

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    VERY nice truck Brendan!



    I'd have to say my favorite new item has been my new raft set up = Aire Super Puma with NRS frame
     
  9. IveofIone

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    Here at the homestead it was probably our best year ever from a financial standpoint despite having been retired for over 10 years. And of course there has been a commensurate number of big ticket items that have somehow magically appeared. But there is one small item that pleases me every time I pick it up and it has some history to precede it. It is a Cyclops LED spotlight-something that I desperately needed. It replaces an older 2 million candle power light that had lead acid batteries. It weighed 3 pounds 13 ounces and was about the same diameter of a steam locomotive headlight. And it had a burn time of 3 to 4 minutes depending on which of the two batteries I had in it. I could barely get to the barn and back at night without this thing crapping out on me. I do an eyeball check every time I go out at night and although I usually see only deer in the yard I have also seen bear, coyote and cougar. Not a cast of characters I want to be out in the dark with.

    The new light gives me some real confidence that I can crawl under the house if necessary or be out after dark without fear of a blackout. Burn time on spotlight is 3 hours and 40 hours when just using it as a flashlight. It is small, light at 1 pound 6 ounces and almost as powerful as the old monster was but vastly more dependable. This is the kind of product that I really appreciate-a huge step forward in performance and convenience without a big leap forward in price.

    Ive
     
  10. Blake Harmon

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    Was a great year to be an outdoors men!
    my BEST purchases were these by far...
    -CZ redhead deluxe 12g O/U
    -Deer creek spey setup
    -Echo Ion 10' 7wt (money in the bank right there. these rods are leeeeeegit.)
    oh yeahhh and cliffs bugger box. the really really big one. these boxes are the only way!


    Last but not least... my custom steelface net should be done anytime!
    course it will prlly be a part of next years collection.
     
  11. troutpocket

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    Rio Outbound Hover 5 wt line and Jay Fair tying materials. Very fishy products!
     
  12. Old Man

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    My Toshiba lap top. $600 bucks. At least I don't have to wait in li8ne for the home computer anymore. I never count fishing supplies as they are something you need every time you go out.
     
  13. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

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  14. golfman65

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    fj...when it's right side up...don't know why but just love this rig..

    Smithers trip in Oct. first vacation in a long time and truely gods country with steelhead in it...

    Meiser 14' 6/7 mks...love this rod..nice with either a mk 1v bougle or saracione on it...:)

    Scadden Rampage..though it needs christening...

    boys and toys...sometimes I forget how lucky I am...
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    As old as you look in the first picture. Do you think you will make it into the summer??:rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  16. Jake Dixon

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    For myself: Patagonia Guidewater waders. Kind of nice that they come in longs, and nice knowing it's the last pair of waders I'll ever buy.

    For my girl: A Redington Crosswater 5wt. Screaming deal at Cabelas w/ a gift card I had so had to do it.
     
  18. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    My new slightly used Genuine Bellinger Planing Forms. They are sweet!

    Mike
     
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    A UHMW bottom and walk-around seat for my drift boat.
     
  20. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    Materials for all of the things I wanted to work on. Lots of fly tying materials and the things I needed to make the lanyards and finish them off. Also I was able to buy the lines I needed for my Spey rod and reel. I'm still working on most of the things at least parts of them. hoping I 'll have them to use when I get to fish.